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IU Mens Basketball Faces Rival Purdue On Sunday

Indiana University's game against rival Purdue is the last game before the Big Ten Tournament.

After a solid win versus Michigan State, the Indiana University Hoosiers prepare to take on their rivals Sunday night. The Purdue Boilermakers men’s basketball team will be making an appearance at Assembly Hall.

Sunday evening marks both the senior night and last game of the regular season for the Hoosiers. The teams will enter the game with identical 10 and 7 conference records. The winner plays Penn State, the number 12 seed in the first round of the Big Ten tournament Thursday.

Whether IU gets a top seed is still to be seen, but Coach Tom Crean says the team has already made the history books with its win against #5 Michigan State University.

“It was the first time in the history of Indiana that an Indiana team has won 3 top 5 games in the regular season,” he says. “So that’s something they can all take with them and that’s remarkable considering where we have been.”

Senior Verdell Jones says that the team carries a new attitude when Sunday’s game.

“We played well today and I just think our mindset is a lot different right now,” he says.

Tom Crean has yet to lead the Indiana Hoosiers to a win against Purdue here at home.

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