Rivals Get Together at Assembly Hall
Jan. 10, 2007
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The Indiana men's basketball team will look to extend its streak to 9-0 on Branch McCracken Court, as the Hoosiers and Purdue vie for half a point in the Crimson and Gold Cup on Wednesday, Jan. 10. This marks the 189th overall meeting between the two clubs. Purdue holds a 108-80 advantage in the series, although IU has won 10 of the last 12 meetings. Indiana also holds a 27-7 advantage in Assembly Hall.
It's last time out, three Hoosiers scored in double figures as the Indiana men's basketball team opened the Big Ten home season with a 73-51 win over Michigan State on Sunday, Jan. 7.
Up 27-21 with eight minutes left in the first half, a 14-4 Hoosier run gave Indiana a 35-23 lead with 2:16 left in the stanza. A Stemler 3-point play gave Indiana its largest lead of the half at 38-25 with 1:27 left. The Hoosiers went into the break with a 38-27 advantage. Michigan State would get no closer than seven points in the second half. Leading Spartan scorer Drew Neitzel, who came into the game averaging 18.4 points per game, was held to just 10 points in the game.
The Indiana-Purdue Series
IU has swept the season series the last two years. Last season, the Hoosiers won 62-49 in Bloomington on Jan. 21, and took a 70-59 win on March 1 in West Lafayette.
Hoosiers Head Coach Kelvin Sampson has met the Boilermakers five times, compiling a 3-2 record in those games.
Below is a look at the last five meetings between Indiana and Purdue:
Date Outcome Location
Carl Landry leads the Boilermakers with 19.9 points and 6.9 rebounds. He also has a team-high 14 blocks on the season and is shooting 62.9 percent from the field. David Teague is also in double figures with 12.1 points per game. He leads the team with 40 assists. Others who have been strong include Gordon Watt, with 9.1 points per game, 5.8 rebounds per game and 10 blocks. Chris Kramer paces Purdue with 32 steals.
Matt Painter is in his second season as the head coach at Purdue. He went 9-19 in his first season with the Boilermakers.
Last Time vs. Purdue
Gary Ware led Purdue (9-17, 3-12) with 16 points and Matt Kiefer added 13 in the Boilermakers' third straight loss.
Indiana shot 71 percent in the second half after shooting 27 percent in the first.
A late 3-point barrage by Indiana doomed the Boilermakers. Indiana led 51-48 with 5:30 left, but two 3-pointers by Vaden sandwiched around an NBA-range trey by Strickland gave Indiana a 62-53 lead with 1:45 remaining. The Hoosiers went 6-for-9 from beyond the arc in the second half.
Indiana won its fourth in a row in the series. The Hoosiers won the first meeting of the season 62-49 in Bloomington.
Purdue Last Time Out
Danny Morrissey led Penn State with 21 points and made six of seven 3-pointers. Geary Claxton added eight points and 14 rebounds for the Nittany Lions (10-5, 1-1 Big Ten).
As Penn State entered the final minute trailing 58-55, Morrissey tried to tie the game, but missed a 3-pointer with 40 seconds left. He fouled Teague, and Teague made one of two free throws to give Purdue a 59-55 lead.
Free throws pushed Purdue's lead to 62-55 before Morrissey made another 3-pointer with eight seconds left, but Landry sealed the game with two free throws one second later.
Closing In 1,600
Defending The Trey
Showing Some Swagger
The Tuscaloosa, Ala., product leads the Hoosiers with 13.6 points, 7.3 boards (second in Big Ten), 2.43 blocks (first in Big Ten) and 29.8 minutes per tilt.
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