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HoosierIllustrated Live Blog: Purdue 87, Indiana basketball 66



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Indiana basketball continues its 124th season of competition in men’s against archrival Purdue, the second-ranked team in the country, at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall on Tuesday, Jan. 16. The Hoosiers are coming off a big win over Minnesota to improve to 4-2 in Big Ten play.

The Boilermakers (15-2, 4-2) are led by the reigning National Player of Year, Zach Edey. The 7-foot 4-inch center averages a team-high 22.3 points, 10.9 rebounds, and 2.3 blocks per game, including a 30-point, 20-rebound outing against Penn State (Jan. 13).

Sophomore guard Braden Smith averages 12.4 points and 6.9 assists per game on 48.2% (27-of-56) shooting from the 3-point line. As a team, Purdue shoots 39.8% (150-of-377) from behind the 3-point line, the highest clip in the Big Ten. The 150 makes (8.8 per game) rank third in the conference.

Scouting Notes: Purdue

Tip is scheduled for 7:00 PM ET on Peacock.

Below is the full, live running blog.

Indiana Injury Report

Indiana guard Anthony Leal is listed as ‘out’ tonight and will not play.

No other names on the injury report.

Pregame Notes

Anthony Leal looks to have a leg/calf injury. Walking very gingerly on it.

Everyone is dressed out for Purdue.

Indiana Starters:

G – Gabe Cupps

G – Trey Galloway

F – Mackenzie Mgbako

F – Malik Reneau

C – Kel’el Ware

First Half

Indiana basketball wins the tip and we are off. Mackenzie Mgbako starts us off with a three. Zach Edey answers.

Strong drive from Mgbako.

Trey Galloway missed what would have been one of the biggest dunks in Indiana basketball history.

Lance Jones three ties it up 5-5 early here.

Kel’el Ware blocks Zach Edey which leads to Mgabko getting his 7th point early.

Mackenzie Mgbako gets called for a charge. Looked like there was some feet movement there by Fletcher Loyer.

Under-16 Media Timeout: Purdue 9, Indiana basketball 7

Two fouls on Mackenzie Mgbako. Just killer. Xavier Johnson checks in.

6-0 Purdue run. Indiana basketball just 1-9 right now. Missing some bunnies and forced into some tough shots.

Ware picks up his first foul. Mgbako and Ware on the bench for extended minutes is not good for Indiana at all.

Payton Sparks checks in.

The amount of moving screens by Zach Edey is mind-blowing.

Payton Sparks called for a Flagrant 1 foul.

Purdue up 18-9.

CJ Gunn in for Cupps.

Purdue 23-13 over Indiana right now.

Under-12 Media timeout: Purdue 23, Indiana basketball 13

Lower hits two free throws. Hoosiers down 25-13.

Sparks gets fouled and will shoot their first free throws of the night at the 8:47 mark. He goes 1-2.

Two fouls on Gabe Cupps. Purdue leads 27-18 with 7:22 left in the first half. 

Purdue up 32-18

Trey Galloway cuts the lead to 10 but Purdue extends it again.

Purdue leads 39-25 with 3:33 left in the half. 

Flagrant 1 foul on Xavier Johnson. Was originally called a common foul.

Timeout Indiana with 43.0 left. Hoosiers down 48-29.

At the half: Purdue 51, Indiana basketball 29

Second half

Gabe Cupps hits a three out of the break. Galloway follows with a three.

Another Trey Galloway three.

Kel’el Ware picks up his third foul.

Malik Reneau gets fouled. He goes 0-2 at the line but Mgbako gets the board and scores plus the foul. He makes the And1.

Purdue pushes the lead to 58-42 after a pretty good run from Indiana.

Indiana on a 17-7 run to start the half.

Block by Ware leads us in the first media timeout of the half. Purdue leads 58-46 with 14:56 left.

Loyer drives out of bounds out of the break.

Gabe Cupps three cuts the lead to 58-49. PU responds.

Galloway gets fouled in transition. He does 2-2 at the line.

Timeout Indiana. Purdue leads 60-51.

Malik Reneau foul leads unto the under-12 media timeout. Purdue up 62-51 with 11:36 left. 

PU extends the lead to 63-51 out of the break. Hoosiers need to make a push.

Xavier Johnson took a hard shot on the ground. Think he was trying to get the refs to look at it but nothing was there.

Ware three cuts the PU lead to 11.

Under-8 media timeout: Purdue 73, Indiana 56

Mgbako goes 0-2 at the line out of the break. Purdue extends the score to 75-56.

Final: Purdue 87, Indiana basketball 66.

Final Box Score + Extended Stats

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Kyler Staley is a Basketball Recruiting Analyst for Hoosier Illustrated, a comprehensive site covering news, updates and recruiting for Indiana University athletics. Kyler has been in the basketball recruiting industry since 2019 and is a credentialed media member. He has covered Indiana since 2021 while continuing to also work for Prep Hoops Indiana. He has previously worked for Rivals.