Both Indiana and Purdue had exhibition games this Saturday, with both the Hoosiers and Boilermakers taking care of business.
Indiana rolls against Marian
In the Hoosiers first game under new head coach Archie Miller the program took care of business against Marian. While starting a bit sluggishly, Indiana took a 12 point lead into the break before pulling away for a 93-62 victory.
Sophomore Devonte Green had a monstrous performance, leading the team with 22 points, 7 assists and 6 rebounds. Also reaching double figures were Josh Newkirk (13), Curtis Jones (13) and De’Ron Davis (10).
The Hoosiers limited turnovers, only committing 10, while shooting 54.1% from the field. They were even better on the defensive side of the ball, holding Marian to 39% shooting and forcing 16 turnovers.
Indiana’s next exhibition game will be the 5th against the University of Indianapolis.
Purdue pulls away from Indiana State in second half
The Boilermakers added a charity exhibition game this month against Indiana State to help raise money towards hurricane relief. Purdue tipped off against in-state opponent Indiana State, with the Sycamores coming off of a win against Illinois in a recent secret scrimmage.
Purdue started off early against Indiana State, opening up a lead before allowing the Sycamores to cut the gap down to three points entering the break. The Boilers got back up to speed in the second half thanks to a 12-0 run, putting the game out of reach on their way to a 94-72 victory.
Leading the team in scoring was Carsen Edwards and Dakota Mathias with 16 points, while Isaac Haas (13) and Matt Haarms (12) also reached double figures. Purdue shot well from the field, hitting 52.2% of their field goals and 44.4% from beyond the arc. They did struggle from the line, though, hitting only 10 of their 18 free throws.
Former walk-on Grady Eifert played 14 minutes, more than guys such as Aaron Wheeler and Eden Ewing. Eifert has been praised for his work in practice and could see some more minutes this season.
Purdue will host Carroll College on Wednesday night in another exhibition game at Mackey Arena. They also have a secret scrimmage against West Virginia before the season tips off on the 10th.