Moore’s 26 leads Boilermakers past Hoosiers, 81-67

  • 02/21/2009 5:38 pm in

Tom Crean and the Indiana Hoosiers (most of them, anyway) got their first taste of the IU-Purdue rivalry Saturday afternoon in Mackey Arena.

And despite a spirit and toughness Crean felt his team exhibited throughout the contest, the Hoosiers dropped their fifth straight game in a 81-67 loss to Purdue.

“We came to play,” Crean said. “They’ve got a lot of pride and I’m glad they came out here and showed it that way today.”

Indiana trailed by nine at halftime, but cut the Boilermaker lead to six at 41-35 on a Devan Dumes 3-pointer with 17:59 remaining. Purdue responded with four straight points and the Hoosiers never got closer than eight points the rest of the way.

E’twaun Moore scored 26 points to lead the Boilermakers (21-6, 10-4) on 10-of-14 shooting. The sophomore from East Chicago scored nine points in the opening seven minutes as Purdue built an early eight-point lead.

Matt Painter’s club had its highest scoring output in Big Ten play despite shooting just 18 of 33 from the foul line.

Verdell Jones led three Indiana scorers in double figures with 16 points. It’s the second straight game he’s led the Hoosiers in scoring.

“He’s really got a nice pull-up. He’s doing an excellent job with that,” Crean said. “He’s seeing the floor. He’s in very good shape and there’s a lot of potential for his development.”

Tom Pritchard added 12 and Kyle Taber scored 10 for Indiana.

Up next: IU returns to Assembly Hall on Wednesday for a 6:30 EST meeting on the Big Ten Network with Northwestern.

Hummel plays: Despite a report that he was out for the season, Big Ten preseason player of the year Robbie Hummel played 16 minutes and scored three points. The 6-8 forward left late in the second half after suffering a head injury on a screen set by Pritchard.

McCarthy addresses Hoosiers: Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy, a friend of Crean, talked to the team before and after Saturday’s game. John Harbaugh, the head coach of the Baltimore Ravens and Crean’s brother-in-law and former IU football coach Cam Cameron were also at the game.

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  • Kelin Blab

    Bloomington South 73-Detroit Country Day 67……….Help is on the way!

  • Kelin Blab

    Bloomington South 73-Detroit Country Day 67……….Help is on the way!

  • BFowler

    1) Black and Gold looks terrible together.
    2) VJ III keeps getting better, playing to his strengths, very nice game.
    3) Tom Pritchard looked better than he has in a long time.
    4) Kyle Taber had a solid game in his last trip to Mackey.
    5) Our Hoosiers seem incapable of answering a run or stopping a run. It seems like any type of run by our opponents buries us.
    6) Kind of felt like a win in the end….very odd.

  • BFowler

    1) Black and Gold looks terrible together.
    2) VJ III keeps getting better, playing to his strengths, very nice game.
    3) Tom Pritchard looked better than he has in a long time.
    4) Kyle Taber had a solid game in his last trip to Mackey.
    5) Our Hoosiers seem incapable of answering a run or stopping a run. It seems like any type of run by our opponents buries us.
    6) Kind of felt like a win in the end….very odd.

  • ZG360

    Any time that IU can beat the Vegas point-spread I consider it a victory….wait til' the 2010 Hoosiers go into Mackey and dominate an upper-classmen filled Boiler squad.

  • msdiu81

    Overall a good game. PU answered every time we tried to cut into the lead and they answered when Dumes jacked up missed 3's and turned the ball over. Was pleased Dumes didn't start. Now if we would just not play him………..

  • msdiu81

    Overall a good game. PU answered every time we tried to cut into the lead and they answered when Dumes jacked up missed 3's and turned the ball over. Was pleased Dumes didn't start. Now if we would just not play him………..

  • q95

    at this point i don't care if he plays or not. what bothers me about dumes is that raggedy, unkept looking t-shirt he wears under his game jersey. please coach, establish a dress code that prohibits this trashy look.

  • Kelin Blab

    VJIII will become a match up problem for a lot of point guards in the near future….

  • Kelin Blab

    VJIII will become a match up problem for a lot of point guards in the near future….

  • tberry

    “6) Kind of felt like a win in the end….very odd.”

    Not odd at all! As good as PU is everyone expected an IU embarrassment but we lost but were not embarrassed. The future looks good and our day is coming!!!

  • tberry

    “6) Kind of felt like a win in the end….very odd.”

    Not odd at all! As good as PU is everyone expected an IU embarrassment but we lost but were not embarrassed. The future looks good and our day is coming!!!

  • JerryCT

    It was good to see Story get some serious PT and VJ3 becoming more consistent game to game. Maybe we can end the season with some really good things to set up next year if both these guys can step up

  • silkyslim

    Pleased with our battling Hoosiers! Even after a quick turnaround from a bruising loss vs. Wisc. They played hard the whole time. That shows CHARACTER!!!

    How about that screen by Pritchard? Hummel got his bell rung, somebody on PU needs to run laps for not calling that one out. I like Hummel's game even though he chose to be a sorry boilermaker.

    Let the Crean/Painter rivalry begin. It will be a different ending next season.

    I was hoping for a few shots to fall from Roth or Dumas,but they couldn't seem to get on track.

    Loved Taber's effort & production today. Hope he brings it for NW too on Wed.

  • silkyslim

    Pleased with our battling Hoosiers! Even after a quick turnaround from a bruising loss vs. Wisc. They played hard the whole time. That shows CHARACTER!!!

    How about that screen by Pritchard? Hummel got his bell rung, somebody on PU needs to run laps for not calling that one out. I like Hummel's game even though he chose to be a sorry boilermaker.

    Let the Crean/Painter rivalry begin. It will be a different ending next season.

    I was hoping for a few shots to fall from Roth or Dumas,but they couldn't seem to get on track.

    Loved Taber's effort & production today. Hope he brings it for NW too on Wed.

  • generalfan89

    AMEN!!!!!!

  • generalfan89

    AMEN!!!!!!

  • aerialM

    didn't get to see the game but it seems like we hung tough – glad to see pritch come back to life & taber play so well. 22 and 13 – one day soon hopefully that's ONE of our forwards (paging mr. watford)! – i like the move of starting story – does vj3 remind anyone else of aj guyton? hummel's one of those guys i hate, but i hate him because he isn't a hoosier. i'm disappointed for him this season that he's been out. anyway – i feel good heading in to wednesday!

  • aerialM

    didn't get to see the game but it seems like we hung tough – glad to see pritch come back to life & taber play so well. 22 and 13 – one day soon hopefully that's ONE of our forwards (paging mr. watford)! – i like the move of starting story – does vj3 remind anyone else of aj guyton? hummel's one of those guys i hate, but i hate him because he isn't a hoosier. i'm disappointed for him this season that he's been out. anyway – i feel good heading in to wednesday!

  • JerryCT

    VJ3 reminds me more of a young Devin Harris, w/o the defense. Nice to see Story get PT and play well.

    Still looking for defense however and do not know who coming in can play it since highlights and stats are biased toward offense. Who did Hulls defend yesterday, was it man to man , what were the results ? These are the things I need to know to assess whether we are better than .500 next year

  • JerryCT

    VJ3 reminds me more of a young Devin Harris, w/o the defense. Nice to see Story get PT and play well.

    Still looking for defense however and do not know who coming in can play it since highlights and stats are biased toward offense. Who did Hulls defend yesterday, was it man to man , what were the results ? These are the things I need to know to assess whether we are better than .500 next year

  • dale11

    We will be better than .500. We have way too much talent and too good of coaching to be sub .500. Dickie V claims we will be a top 25 team next year. Hulls is an extremely good passer. Having a couple of true point guards next year to go along with some shooters such as Roth and multiple big guys and having an all around stud like Watford I think will lead to a successful season. And A.J. Guyton is a far better shooter than Jones will ever be.

  • dale11

    We will be better than .500. We have way too much talent and too good of coaching to be sub .500. Dickie V claims we will be a top 25 team next year. Hulls is an extremely good passer. Having a couple of true point guards next year to go along with some shooters such as Roth and multiple big guys and having an all around stud like Watford I think will lead to a successful season. And A.J. Guyton is a far better shooter than Jones will ever be.

  • JerryCT

    Hope you are right but having Dickie on your side would worry me since he is all about hyperbole and not rational about basketball. Our non Top 25 freshmen are unlikely to work miracles however but in 2011 I look for top 10.

    Rivers avg of 1 TO per 18 minutes and solid D will translate into at least 4 more W's by itself.

    Not many will ever be as good a shooter as Guyton

  • JerryCT

    Hope you are right but having Dickie on your side would worry me since he is all about hyperbole and not rational about basketball. Our non Top 25 freshmen are unlikely to work miracles however but in 2011 I look for top 10.

    Rivers avg of 1 TO per 18 minutes and solid D will translate into at least 4 more W's by itself.

    Not many will ever be as good a shooter as Guyton

  • silkyslim

    Hey Kelin, you got any stats or notes on that B-town South game? Anyone see the game?

    VJ, I believe would be much more effective off the ball that would allow him to hit those seams with less helpside D. He reminds me of Reggie Miller without the 3 shot.

  • silkyslim

    Hey Kelin, you got any stats or notes on that B-town South game? Anyone see the game?

    VJ, I believe would be much more effective off the ball that would allow him to hit those seams with less helpside D. He reminds me of Reggie Miller without the 3 shot.

  • silkyslim

    Got point JerryCT, just having someone handle the ball more safely (i.e. Rivers) we would have definitely won more games this year and next year he will be available without having to wait for the normal freshman catch-up period. He is already battle tested and savvy. Throw in his leadership and look out B10.

  • silkyslim

    Got point JerryCT, just having someone handle the ball more safely (i.e. Rivers) we would have definitely won more games this year and next year he will be available without having to wait for the normal freshman catch-up period. He is already battle tested and savvy. Throw in his leadership and look out B10.

  • JerryCT

    Hmmmm. Silky makes a very interesting point about VJ off the ball.

    This could actually work great enabling a lineup of Rivers, VJ, TP, Williams and Watford with a rotation of Rivers/Hulls( the points ), VJ/Dumes/Roth,( the scoring guards), Williams/Story/Creek( the quick forwards ), Watford/Elston( scoring forwards), TP/Capo/Bawa( the bangers ).

  • JerryCT

    Hmmmm. Silky makes a very interesting point about VJ off the ball.

    This could actually work great enabling a lineup of Rivers, VJ, TP, Williams and Watford with a rotation of Rivers/Hulls( the points ), VJ/Dumes/Roth,( the scoring guards), Williams/Story/Creek( the quick forwards ), Watford/Elston( scoring forwards), TP/Capo/Bawa( the bangers ).

  • MillaRed

    I think that VIII physically looks like Devin Harris but I'm up here in Madison and trust me fellas, their games are much dfiferent. Devin is twice as quick and a better long distance shooter.

    Verdell has established himself as the best player on this team. He uses his length extremely well. Once he gets stronger he will hold on to the ball better and I expect that during the off-season.

    I'm still convinced Rivers is the point next year. The way Verdell is scoring I can see him really challenging the starting shooting guard position. I thought that was a lock by Dumes but his attitude is lacking big time. I see him now as a scoring threat off the bench in 09-10.

    How can Hulls national ranking not move up significantly? Word on the street is he completely controlled the game against DCC. If Verdell gets that #2 guard spot it frees up Jordan to claim the backup PG position. And we'll never have to see Moore again! I know a lot of you love Danny but he just doesn't have the tools to play at this level. I honestly think I'm a better shooter…but how can we know? He never takes an open shot.

    Glad for Story getting the start. He's a tough match-up man and has a scorer's mentality. Our second unit over the next two years really will be a threat in the Big Ten.

  • MillaRed

    I think that VIII physically looks like Devin Harris but I'm up here in Madison and trust me fellas, their games are much dfiferent. Devin is twice as quick and a better long distance shooter.

    Verdell has established himself as the best player on this team. He uses his length extremely well. Once he gets stronger he will hold on to the ball better and I expect that during the off-season.

    I'm still convinced Rivers is the point next year. The way Verdell is scoring I can see him really challenging the starting shooting guard position. I thought that was a lock by Dumes but his attitude is lacking big time. I see him now as a scoring threat off the bench in 09-10.

    How can Hulls national ranking not move up significantly? Word on the street is he completely controlled the game against DCC. If Verdell gets that #2 guard spot it frees up Jordan to claim the backup PG position. And we'll never have to see Moore again! I know a lot of you love Danny but he just doesn't have the tools to play at this level. I honestly think I'm a better shooter…but how can we know? He never takes an open shot.

    Glad for Story getting the start. He's a tough match-up man and has a scorer's mentality. Our second unit over the next two years really will be a threat in the Big Ten.

  • BFowler

    I think of Vern Flemming when I watch VJ III.

  • BFowler

    I think of Vern Flemming when I watch VJ III.

  • Very impressed with you guys on Saturday. Verdell jones III is defintiely a token to build around. The broadcast really played up the future battles between him and Lewis Jackson as dueling freshman point guards.

    Looking forward to things being set right next year when we get two meetings.

  • Very impressed with you guys on Saturday. Verdell jones III is defintiely a token to build around. The broadcast really played up the future battles between him and Lewis Jackson as dueling freshman point guards.

    Looking forward to things being set right next year when we get two meetings.

  • BFowler

    I think of Vern Flemming when I watch VJ III.

  • Very impressed with you guys on Saturday. Verdell jones III is defintiely a token to build around. The broadcast really played up the future battles between him and Lewis Jackson as dueling freshman point guards.

    Looking forward to things being set right next year when we get two meetings.