It was an exciting rematch between the Purdue and Indiana men’s basketball teams at Mackey Arena, and the Hoosiers came away with a hard-fought win.
Indiana basketball broke its losing streak at Mackey Arena with a victory over the Boilermakers, who have been having a much better season overall.
The Hoosiers had won the first matchup earlier in the season, and they managed to do it again in the rematch to put an end to the Purdue streak. It was a thrilling game that saw both teams give it their all, and in the end Indiana emerged victorious.
Indiana basketball breaks losing streak at Mackey
The Hoosiers faced off against the Boilermakers at Mackey Arena on Wednesday night, looking to break a losing streak that had been lingering for quite some time.
The crowd was eager to see Indiana take down Purdue, as the game had been touted as a major rivalry game.
The players took to the court with great intensity, and it was clear from the get-go that the Hoosiers were not going to be intimidated. Indiana raced out to an early lead and maintained it throughout the entire game, never letting Purdue mount a serious challenge.
The crowd roared with each Indiana basket and exploded when the final buzzer sounded, signaling a much-needed win for Indiana basketball.
The final score read 73-63 in favor of the Hoosiers, who had managed to put an end to their seven-game losing streak against Purdue.
With the win, Indiana tied with Maryland and Illinois for third place in the Big Ten standings. Both teams have two Big Ten games left before the conference tournament, and with a win against Ohio State, the Hoosiers can solidify their position in the top three of the conference.
Overall, it was a huge win for Indiana basketball and one that should provide a much-needed boost of confidence going forward.
With two crucial games remaining, the Hoosiers will look to continue building on their momentum as they look to make noise in the Big Ten tournament.
Purdue, meanwhile, will try to regroup after suffering their fourth loss in five games. If Purdue manages to bounce back and win both of their remaining Big Ten games, then they could potentially jump ahead of Indiana in the standings and move into second place.
On the other hand, if Indiana wins both of their upcoming games then they could secure third place and avoid the possibility of having to face either Purdue or Maryland in the opening round of the Big Ten tournament.
Regardless of what happens in these last few games, this win against Purdue is sure to give Indiana a lot of confidence heading into postseason play.
rematch between Purdue and Indiana basketball teams
The anticipation for the rematch between Purdue and Indiana basketball teams was high after Purdue’s win against Ohio State in their last game.
Indiana was tied with Maryland and Illinois for third place, while Purdue was still leading the Big Ten standings. With only two Big Ten games left in the regular season, a win against Indiana was crucial for both teams.
The match up was held at Mackey Arena, where Purdue had not lost a game all season. Indiana was hoping to break the streak and put an end to their losing run.
Despite Purdue being the heavy favorite to win, Indiana made their presence known early and put together a valiant effort throughout the game.
They were able to take a close lead in the second half and managed to hold off a furious comeback attempt from Purdue. In the end, Indiana emerged as the victor with a 79-75 win.
This was Purdue’s first loss of the season at Mackey Arena and broke their 15-game winning streak.
After the win, Indiana has now moved up to second place in the Big Ten conference ahead of Purdue who is currently in first place.
Purdue and Indiana have two Big Ten games left on their schedule, with Purdue facing Wisconsin on March 6th and Indiana facing Penn State on March 8th.
Both Purdue and Indiana are expected to make it into March Madness despite their losses in this game. The results of these last two matchups will go a long way towards determining each team’s seeding come tournament time.
Purdue’s win against Ohio State certainly helped keep them atop the Big Ten rankings, but Indiana can still challenge them if they are able to perform well in their next two games.
Even though Purdue and Indiana were tied with Maryland and Illinois for third place before the game, Purdue’s defeat means that Indiana can now overtake them should they pull out a victory against Penn State.
All eyes will be on Purdue and Indiana in their upcoming games as they fight for higher rankings in the Big Ten.
Purdue must defeat Wisconsin if they wish to maintain their spot atop the conference rankings while Indiana must capitalize on their recent victory over Purdue by also defeating Penn State if they want to remain competitive.
These next two games will be decisive in deciding how well Purdue and Indiana finish the season and how successful they will be in the NCAA tournament.
Purdue win against Ohio State
The Purdue Boilermakers have been having a great season this year, currently sitting at 24-4 and 13-4 in the Big Ten Conference. Last week they secured a big win over Ohio State, which put them in prime position to win the Big Ten regular season title.
However, with two Big Ten games left, Indiana was still tied with Maryland and Illinois for third place. This meant that if Purdue were to fall to Indiana, their chances of winning the regular season would be slim.
The Hoosiers were looking to end their seven-game losing streak at Mackey Arena, and were hoping to take down Purdue in the rematch. The two teams met once before this season with Indiana coming out on top 79-75 in Bloomington.
But on Tuesday night, the Boilermakers weren’t about to let it happen again. Led by junior guard Carsen Edwards’ 21 points, Purdue managed to hold off Indiana 66-57 and secure their 24th win of the season.
The victory put Purdue in first place in the Big Ten standings, and gave them a good chance of winning the regular season title. Indiana, meanwhile, is now 19-9 and 10-7 in conference play, but they can still finish as high as second place if they can win their final two games.
Indiana tied with Maryland and Illinois for third place
Purdue’s win against Ohio State put the Boilermakers in the driver’s seat for the Big Ten regular season title. With the win, Purdue currently holds a two-game lead over Indiana and Maryland,
who are both tied for third place with Illinois. Purdue and Indiana both have two Big Ten games left, while Maryland and Illinois have three.
Indiana is currently on a four-game winning streak, including their victory against Purdue earlier this month. The Hoosiers have a chance to clinch the third place spot with victories in their last two games.
Both Purdue and Indiana have tough remaining schedules, as Purdue faces Maryland and Iowa, while Indiana has to face Penn State and Rutgers. It will be an exciting finish to the Big Ten season as both teams look to secure their places at the top of the standings.