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                === No. 1 Indiana makes short work of Purdue ===
 
 Bloomington,  IN (Sports  Network) -  Will Sheehey  poured in  a game-high  22
 points  and  Cody Zeller added 19  points and nine rebounds to lead top-ranked
 Indiana to an 83-55 drubbing of Purdue at Assembly Hall.
 
 Christian Watford scored 14 points and Jordan Hulls scored 11 for the Hoosiers
 (23-3,  11-2 Big Ten),  winners in three straight and eight of their last nine
 games overall.
 
 "I thought our guys did a great job. A lot of excellent basketball throughout
 the game, in the sense of continuing to push it up," said Indiana head coach
 Tom Crean. "I thought our team got better as the game went on. That's what you
 want as a coach. You want to continue to make adjustments that will make you
 better inside of the game. That's what they did. That was a huge win for us."
 
 Standout guard Victor Oladipo left the game late in the first half with an
 apparent  ankle  injury.  He returned  to  the  bench,  but  did not  make  an
 appearance in the second half. He scored three points on 1-of-3 shooting.
 
 Terone   Johnson  and   Anthony  Johnson  scored  11  points  apiece  for  the
 Boilermakers (12-14, 5-8), who have dropped three straight.
 
 "We just have to do a better job of maintaining that consistent effort.
 Sometimes it's just a breakdown, sometimes it is effort, it's a little bit of
 everything," said Purdue head coach Matt Painter.
 
 Purdue  stayed within  striking  distance  early, but  an  Oladipo free  throw
 started  a 13-2 run  which ended on a Sheehey slam to put Indiana up 21-8 with
 11 minutes left.
 
 Indiana's  lead grew  to 33-14 following an Oladipo layup with just over seven
 minutes  remaining in  the first half, but the Boilermakers used a 13-4 surge,
 capped  with D.J. Byrd's  triple, to make it 37-27 with 2 1/2 minutes left and
 went into the break trailing 41-29.
 
 Sheehey's  layup near  the midway point of the second half pushed the Hoosiers
 lead over 20 points, at 61-40, and the advantage swelled to as many as 34 over
 the final stages of the game.
 
                                   Game Notes
 
 Despite  the loss,  Purdue holds  a  112-88 lead  in the  all-time series  ...
 Indiana  improved to  14-1 when it scores  at least 80 points ... The Hooisers
 will  face No. 8 Michigan State on Tuesday ... IU outscored the Boilermakes in
 the paint, 40-28 ... The Hoosiers scored 25 points off 17 Purdue turnovers.
 
 
 02/16 19:09:55 ET

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