Feb. 10, 1998
Brad Miller scored 23 points to lead the Boilermakers over Indiana, 94-89.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) - No team has had as much success against Indiana
in recent years as Purdue. Now no coach has ever had as many victories against
Bob Knight as Gene Keady.
Chad Austin and Brad Miller each scored 23 points Tuesday night as the
eighth-ranked Boilermakers overcame a 10-point deficit in the first half and
held off a late rally to beat Indiana 94-89.
It was Purdue's fifth victory in the past six games against the Hoosiers and
a record 18th victory for Keady against Knight. Former Michigan State coach Jud
Heathcote beat Knight's Hoosiers 17 times.
The Boilermakers (21-4, 9-2 Big Ten) took advantage of 16 first-half Indiana
turnovers, closed within four points at halftime and pulled away to a 13-point
lead midway through the final period.
Indiana (16-7, 7-4) rallied behind Andrae Patterson, who had 21 of his
season-high 27 points in the second half, and the Hoosiers tied the game 74-74
on a basket by A.J. Guyton.
Austin then hit two straight baskets to put Purdue ahead for good.
Indiana, which beat Purdue 94-88 in Bloomington last month, trailed 81-80
after two free throws by Patterson with 3:33 to go. But Austin hit a 3-pointer
and Miller added two free throws for a six-point lead. The Hoosiers came within
92-89 on a 3-pointer by Guyton with 13 seconds to go and had a chance to tie
after Guyton stole the ball. Rob Turner missed a 3-point attempt, however, and
Miller rebounded and was fouled, hitting the final free throws with five
Brian Cardinal added 16 points for Purdue. Jaraan Cornell, who had 27 points
in the first game against Indiana, left with a badly sprained ankle after just
Guyton finished with 18 points for the Hoosiers.
Indiana, which shot 56 percent for the game, hit its first four shots -
three of them 3-pointers by Michael Lewis, Guyton and Luke Recker - and took a
20-10 lead on Guyton's second 3-pointer.
But the Hoosiers' shooting cooled, and repeated turnovers - 24 for the game
to just 12 for Purdue - began to turn the momentum. The only Indiana points
during one four-minute stretch in the first half were on two free throws by
Lewis after a technical foul on Keady.
Austin, Cardinal and Alan Eldridge each hit two free throws in a 26-second
span to give Purdue its biggest lead of the half, 37-29, and the Boilermakers
led 41-37 at halftime despite shooting only 35 percent.
Purdue, which shot 39 percent for the game, took its biggest lead at 65-52
after a 12-2 run. Austin had six points during that streak.