Scores

Final

Indiana 70

(16-10, 8-7 Big Ten)

Purdue 59

(9-17, 3-12 Big Ten)

    8:00 PM ET, March 1, 2006

    Mackey Arena, West Lafayette, Indiana

    1 2 T
    IND 25 4570
    PUR 27 3259

    Top Performers

    Indiana: M. Strickland 16 Pts, 7 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl

    Purdue: G. Ware 16 Pts, 5 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Blk

    Indiana 70, Purdue 59

    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) -- Marshall Strickland scored 10 of his 16 points in the second half to help Indiana beat Purdue 70-59 on Wednesday night for its third straight win.

    Robert Vaden added 11 points and 12 rebounds for Indiana (16-10, 8-7 Big Ten), which might have saved its NCAA Tournament hopes with the victory.

    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 29 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 three 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.

    The Hoosiers won their fourth in a row in the series. Indiana won the first meeting this season 62-49 in Bloomington.

    Purdue made four of its first six shots to take an 8-2 lead and force an Indiana timeout. The Hoosiers responded with a 16-5 run to take an 18-13 lead.

    Purdue answered Indiana's surge with an 11-0 run that included three straight buckets by Ware and five points from Kiefer.

    Purdue led 27-25 in the closing seconds of the first half, but Bryant Dillon carried. Marco Killingsworth, who was held to 10 points and three rebounds, then missed a 3-pointer as time expired, allowing Purdue to take its lead into the break.

    Indiana shot 9-for-31 from the field in the first half -- Vaden was 1-for-9 -- and the Hoosiers made 3-of-15 3-pointers in the first 20 minutes.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    IND
    PUR
    Points 70 59
    FG Made-Attempted 24-52 (.462) 25-63 (.397)
    3P Made-Attempted 9-23 (.391) 6-22 (.273)
    FT Made-Attempted 13-16 (.813) 3-6 (.500)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 14 (0/0) 17 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 11 6

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