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Five takeaways from Indiana’s loss to Purdue

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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Indiana fell to 15-6 overall and 5-3 in Big Ten play on Wednesday night with a 83-67 blowout loss at the hands of Purdue in Mackey Arena.

Here’s a look at five takeaways from the loss to the Boilermakers:

· Purdue did what it wanted on both ends: Much of the talk leading up to the game had to do with matchups and which team would be able to take advantage of its strength. Indiana’s high octane offense was going to have to make perimeter shots to win and Purdue’s chances for success hinged on dominating in the paint.

The Boilermakers not only dominated the game offensively in the paint, but they also dominated the paint defensively. Purdue had 46 points in the paint against an IU offense that had no answer for its size and junior A.J. Hammons had a career-high eight blocks to shut down the paint on the other end. From the game’s opening moments when Purdue raced to a 17-6 lead, the result was never in doubt.

“We were not good enough in the paint,” Tom Crean said. “Our best post defender was 6-foot-3. We just didn’t guard the paint well enough tonight. And our aggressiveness on offense didn’t turn into what it should have been, which is much simpler basketball.”

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Video: IU players react to loss at Purdue

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Robert Johnson (nine points) and Yogi Ferrell (21 points) met with the media following Indiana’s 83-67 loss to Purdue on Wednesday night at Mackey Arena.

Watch their postgame comments below:

Video: Crean, IU players preview Purdue

Tom Crean, James Blackmon Jr. and Yogi Ferrell met with the media on Tuesday afternoon at Assembly Hall to preview Indiana’s meeting on Wednesday with Purdue at Mackey Arena.

Watch both press conferences below:

Five takeaways from Indiana’s loss to Ohio State

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – Indiana jumped out to a 14-6 lead, but never got going defensively on Sunday afternoon in an 82-70 loss to Ohio State at Value City Arena. The loss dropped the Hoosiers to 5-2 in the Big Ten and 15-5 overall.

Here’s a look at five takeaways from the loss to the Buckeyes:

· This was easily IU’s worst defensive performance of the season: The numbers are not pretty: 1.32 points per possession allowed and a 2-point field goal percentage defense of 74. It was an afternoon that these Hoosiers need to quickly forget as Ohio State got what it wanted when it wanted with no resistance.

The performance dropped Indiana to 13th in the Big Ten in defensive efficiency as the Hoosiers are allowing league opponents to score 1.10 points per possession. That, of course, has been negated in several games because of IU’s elite offense (1.10 PPP) in league play, but as John Gasaway pointed out last night on Twitter, these Hoosiers have allowed opponents to make 61 percent of their 2s.

Improvement must begin with doing a better job of containing dribble penetration as Ohio State shot layup after layup on Sunday and won comfortably as a result.

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Video: IU players react to loss at Ohio State

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Collin Hartman (12 points and three rebounds) and Yogi Ferrell (26 points, three rebounds and three assists) met with the media following Indiana’s 82-70 loss to Ohio State at Value City Arena.

Watch their postgame comments below:

Indiana ‘terrific all night’ in 89-70 thrashing of No. 13 Maryland

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Maryland coach Mark Turgeon went straight to the point at the beginning of his postgame press conference late Thursday night.

His team had just lost its third game of the season in an 89-70 blowout to Indiana, the Big Ten’s No. 1 defense getting torched for a 75 percent effective field goal rate allowed.

It was the Hoosiers’ best shooting performance in a Big Ten game since 2003 (vs. Northwestern, 78.8 eFG%). It was Maryland’s worst defensive performance under Turgeon.

“Indiana was terrific,” Turgeon said. “They were terrific all night from the start to the end.”

Terrific might even be an understatement — the Hoosiers’ 1.39 points per possession rate was their best offensive performance in a Big Ten game since their 97-60 blowout at Purdue almost two years ago.

Against the Terrapins, who had been allowing just 0.91 points per possession in league play, the Hoosiers shot a whopping 60 percent from the field. They were 15-of-22 on 3-pointers.

“It felt like a lot more,” Turgeon said. “It felt like they made 25.”

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Five takeaways from Indiana’s win over Maryland

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Indiana moved to 15-4 overall and 5-1 in the Big Ten with an 89-70 rout of No. 13 Maryland on Thursday night at Assembly Hall.

Here’s a look at five takeaways from the win over the Terrapins:

· This was easily Indiana’s best offensive performance of the season: The numbers speak for themselves: 1.39 points per possession against a team that came in giving up .90 points per possession in Big Ten play. 15-of-22 from behind the 3-point line. An effective field goal percentage of 75. And a turnover percentage of just 15.6 percent, a number that was a rarity a season ago.

Add it all up and the onslaught was just too much for even a red-hot Maryland team, which came into Assembly Hall with a three-game winning streak and a 17-2 record overall.

“Indiana was terrific all night from the start to the end,” Terrapins coach Mark Turgeon said. “Made some incredible shots. Yogi Ferrell made a lot of tough shots. (James) Blackmon was great. The whole team was great and they were hard to guard.”

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