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Purdue Boilermakers Prove No Match For IU Hoosiers

The Hoosiers trampled the Boilermakers with a final score of 97-60.

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Photo: Alex Dierckman/WFIU-WTIU News

IU basketball players huddle during a warm-up on Jan. 14, 2013.

The Indiana University Hoosiers (#3) proved to be dominant once again as they gained a 97-60 win over the Purdue Boilermakers on Wednesday night.

Winning the tip-off, Purdue started the game strong on their home court against the Hoosiers.

But the Hoosiers soon began to pick up momentum with Cody Zeller, Victor Oladipo and Christian Watford creating a lenient point spread for their team early on. Adding pressure to the Boilermakers, IU quickly found their groove, sinking shots from behind the 3-point-line and gaining rebounds.

All five of Indiana’s starters scored in the double digits. Zeller once again led his team to victory by gaining the Hoosiers 19 points on his own. Watford and Oladipo ended the game with 17 points each.

Purdue’s key scorer of the game was A.J. Hammons, earning the Boilermakers an impressive 30 points. However, Purdue’s defense proved to be no match against the Hoosier’s strong offense. Indiana’s game style enabled them to set the pace of the game, giving them full control of the scoreboard.

The Hoosiers led 47-27 at halftime and expanded that lead in the second half.

The game gives the Hoosiers a 19-2 season record. With five straight wins on the road, they come home to face Michigan (#1) on Saturday. The Wolverines beat North Western 68-47 on Wednesday, becoming the first Big 10 team to reach 20 overall wins this season.

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