BLOOMINGTON, IN (WFIE) - Indiana (18-9, 8-6 Big Ten) held the Boilermakers to 2-of-18 (11.1 percent) from behind the three-point line, but Purdue (18-9, 10-4 Big Ten) controlled the boards. Purdue outscored Indiana 40-34 in the second half to win 67-63.
Indiana was led by 21 points by
. Ferrell added five rebounds and four assists.
scored 14 each.
With 13:47 to go in the first stanza, Indiana went on a 9-0 run to take a 20-12 lead with just over 10 minutes to go in the half. The Boilermakers would bring it back to tie at it 25-25 before Ferrell his a shot as the clock ran out. Indiana took a 27-25 lead into the intermission.
With 7:25 remaining in the second half, Isaac Haas would hit two free throws to give Purdue an eight point lead, their largest of the game (55-47). Indiana would come all the way back to take the lead 61-60, with 1:45 left on the clock, as Ferrell hit his third three-pointer of the game.
Five points from Rapheal Davis would give the Boilers a 65-63 before Purdue would hit the final two free throws of the game and win, 67-63.
Up next for Indiana, the Hoosiers travel to Rutgers on Sunday for the second matchup of the season between the two teams after Indiana defeated the Scarlet Knights at Assembly Hall on Jan. 31, 72-64.