WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Indiana fell on the road to Purdue in Mackey Arena on Sunday afternoon, 86-64. Four Indiana players scored in double figures, but the Boilermakers took advantage of IU miscues the entire game.
Indiana (11-3, 1-2) had 17 turnovers on the afternoon that led to 20 Purdue points. The Boilermakers also dominated in transition as they outscored IU 16-0 in fastbreak points.
After a quick 4-0 start for the Hoosiers, things were tight early on. Later, a pair of Amanda Cahill free throws put Indiana ahead 10-9 with 14:43 left in the half.
Purdue (9-5, 2-1) then strung together a 14-4 run over the next 6:11 to build a 23-14 advantage. Brooks silenced the Boilermaker spurt momentarily with a drive and layup, but IU struggled to find its shot through the remainder of the half.
Indiana’s offense continued to sputter as the Hoosiers went over seven minutes without a field in the final minutes of the half. Purdue’s Bridget Perry nailed a jumper at the halftime horn to give the Boilers a 40-24 lead heading into the break. The Hoosiers shot just 28.1 percent in the first half.
The Boilermakers scored the first five points of the second half before a Cahill three-point play made it a 45-27 score at the18:46 mark.
Purdue continued to push the tempo and never looked back to take the win over the Hoosiers.
Cahill just missed a double-double with nine points and 12 rebounds. Cahill has had 10 or more boards in eight games this year.
Purdue saw four players tallied double-digit points as Whitney Bays led the way for the Boilers with a double-double on 27 points and 10 rebounds. As a team, Purdue shot 47.1 percent from the field and went 19-of-23 from the free throw line.
IU will return to Assembly Hall on Thursday, Jan. 8 to take on Ohio State at 7 p.m. ET.