Men's Basketball Slides by Rival Indiana, 94-89

PURDUESPORTSDOTCOM
PURDUESPORTSDOTCOM

PURDUESPORTSDOTCOM

Feb. 10, 1998

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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 seconds left.

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 three minutes.

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.