Women's Basketball – Indiana Falls Short at Purdue on Sunday

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.

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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.

Larryn Brooks led Indiana with 16 points as Jenn Anderson and Tyra Buss each added 11 points and Jess Walter had 10.

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.

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