No. 1 Indiana flattens Purdue for season sweep

Will Sheehey scored a career-high 22 points, on a perfect 9-of-9 effort from the field, and Cody Zeller had 19 as No. 1 Indiana rolled over Purdue 83-55 on Saturday, routing the Boilermakers for the second time in 2 1/2 weeks.

Indiana (23-3, 11-2 Big Ten) bucked the recent trend of No. 1 teams losing and will likely keep the top spot for a third straight week. It also will retain at least a share of the league lead.

The Hoosiers have won eight of their last nine games.

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A.J. Hammons gets slam for Purdue:

Will Sheehey hammers home two-hander:

Cody Zeller runs the floor for easy slam:

FINAL: Cody Zeller scored 19 points and grabbed nine rebounds and Will Sheehey added 22 points and three boards to lead No. 1 Indiana to an 83-55 victory over Purdue on Saturday at Assembly Hall in Bloomington. Indiana (23-3) shot 56 percent from the field (30-of-54), including 42 percent from distance (8-of-19), and also received double-digit games from Jordan Hulls (11 points) and Christian Watford (14 points). Anthony Johnson scored 11 points and hauled in three rebounds for Purdue (12-14), which shot just 38 percent (21-of-56). Purdue also got a double-digit performance from Terone Johnson (11 points). The Hoosiers outrebounded the Boilermakers 42-31. Indiana never trailed in the game. The Hoosiers’ largest lead was 34, which came with 3:05 remaining.

HALFTIME: Christian Watford has 13 points on 4-of-5 shooting to lead No. 1 Indiana to a 41-29 lead over Purdue at the end of the first half. The Hoosiers didn’t trail once in the first half and led by as many as 19 points. The Hoosiers fired often and fired with accuracy from distance, hitting 50 percent (6-of-12) of their three-point attempts, in addition to 50 percent from the field (14-of-28). Jordan Hulls added nine points and Cody Zeller chipped in with eight for the Hoosiers. Terone Johnson scored nine points to pace Purdue, which shot 39 percent.

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Wayne Woodrow Hayes (@Bobbyrosebowl) on 2/16/2013 @ 4:30pm EDT Said:

Dan Dakich ought to come up wth something rather than constant repitition of two or three themes every broadcast.

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