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Indiana upsets No. 4 Purdue at home for first win in rivalry since 2016 - The Athletic

Indiana guard Rob Phinisee hit a contested 3-pointer with 18 seconds left to put his team up one point, and forward Trayce Jackson-Davis sealed the win with two free throws moments later.

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Indiana upsets No. 4 Purdue at home for first win in rivalry since 2016 - The Athletic Image

Indiana upset No. 4 Purdue, 68-65, in Bloomington for its first win in the rivalry since 2016. The Hoosiers had lost nine in a row in the series coming into Thursday night’s game.

Indiana guard Rob Phinisee hit a contested 3-pointer with 18 seconds left to put his team up one point. Forward Trayce Jackson-Davis sealed the win with two free throws moments later.

Phinisee, a junior guard from Purdue-based Lafayette, Ind., wasn’t just key down the stretch. He provided a major spark off the bench, dropping 17 points in the first half. He ended with 20 after his game-winning shot from distance.

The most impressive part of the Hoosiers’ win may have been that they did it largely without star forward Trayce Jackon-Davis, who was in foul trouble early. He only played 11 minutes and registered four points. Junior guard Xavier Johnson added 18 points for Indiana.

Purdue (15-3) was paced by sophomore guard Jaden Ivey’s 21 points.

The Hoosiers (14-4) have now won four of their last five games and sit in sixth place in the Big Ten. It was the Boilermakers’ first loss since Jan. 3 against Wisconsin.

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