sports   |   men's basketball

Instant Recap: IU men's basketball loses heartbreaking game to Purdue


Freshman guard Romeo Langford scores a basket against Purdue on Jan. 19 at Mackey Arena in West Lafayette, Indiana. IU lost to Purdue 70-55. Anna Tiplick Buy Photos

* FINAL: Purdue defeats IU 48-46.

Dramatic finish to the rivalry game in Bloomington.

Romeo Langford tied the game at 46 for IU with a free throw, but then missed the second one.

Carsen Edwards missed a shot for Purdue in the lane, but Matt Haarms jumped above Juwan Morgan to tip the ball in and give Purdue a two-point lead.

IU's final play call resulted in a 3-pointer shot by Morgan, but it was short.

Archie Miller is now 0-3 against Purdue.

* TIMEOUT (4:39 to go in the game) IU leads Purdue 40-37.

Justin Smith has finally scored, Carsen Edwards is a remarkably bad 2-20 from the field for Purdue and De'Ron Davis is doing the gritty work down low for the Hoosiers in a game set to have a tense finale in Bloomington.

Feels a bit like the metaphorical good against evil that comes with this rivalry game on both sides.

Langford leads all scorers with 11 points and it's increasingly looking likely that Edwards won't be able to save Purdue.

* Under-8 timeout (7:39 to go in the game) Purdue leads IU 37-34.

Probably IU's most intense game of the year from an excitement and energy level standpoint. While the shots aren't really falling for either time, it is just indescribably tense during each possession.

Carsen Edwards is 2-17 shooting for Purdue.

* Under-12 timeout (11:34 to go in the game) Purdue leads IU 31-30.

Points are at a premium in Bloomington, but entertainment certainly is not.

Matt Haarms and De'Ron Davis had a coming together underneath the IU basket, and a technical foul was eventually given to Haarms.

Romeo Langford checked back into the game for IU after he became sick on the sideline and made two free throws following the technical on Haarms.

The IU crowd is very against Haarms.

* Under-16 timeout (15:48 to go in the game) Purdue leads IU 29-27.

Zach McRoberts started the second half in place of Romeo Langford, who became ill in the time between warm ups and the start of the half. Langford has since returned to the IU bench, but not the game.

Meanwhile, McRoberts hit a 3-pointer.

* HALFTIME: Purdue and IU are tied 20-20.

Carsen Edwards (1-10 shooting) and Romeo Langford (2-6 shooting) haven't played as big an offensive role in this game as previously thought, but the cast of character around them has helped create what little offense exists in tonight's game.

It's all for the taking for the Hoosiers, who have turned this into an ugly, scrappy ball game, just as they would have wanted it to be.

Nojel Eastern leads Purdue with 4 points while Langford leads IU with nine points that he has manufactured.

Assembly Hall crowd has been yelling at Matt Haarms all game long and I don't expect that to change.

Interesting 20 minutes to come in Bloomington, especially given the fact that Zach McRoberts is playing in this game and along with Juwan Morgan and Romeo Langford, has shown a very high motor to compete with each loose ball in this game.

* Under-4 timeout (3:48 to go in the first half) Purdue leads IU 17-13.

The only IU scoring in this most recent segment of gameplay was a 3-pointer by Devonte Green, who also just committed one of IU's nine turnovers in the game.

Neither team has made a field goal in the last two minutes and a couple contentious officiating calls have gotten the student sections at Assembly Hall fired up.

Game continues to have very limited scoring, which much better suits IU.

* Under-8 timeout (6:51 to go in the first half) Purdue leads IU 14-10.

Game is being played at a very slow pace as poor offensive possessions and general ineffective offense continue to dominate.

IU hasn't scored in 5:40, and while the Hoosiers haven't forced up too many ill-advised 3-pointers, the offense has just hit a wall trying to operate through passing lanes and finish near the basket.

Purdue hasn't been much better, but the Boilermakers have engineered a 7-0 run in the last 3:14.

Game is very scrappy, with the Assembly Hall crowd fully invested into jeering every Purdue player and in particular sophomore center Matt Haarms.

* Under-12 timeout (11:38 to go in the first half) IU leads Purdue 10-7.

Very good effort from the Hoosiers and in particular Juwan Morgan so far.

Morgan has five points and a pair of rebounds so far.

Purdue taking some really poor, rushed possessions on offense, as the Boilermakers are 3-12 from the field so far.

Lot to like from the Hoosiers so far in this one, especially following Archie Miller's comments earlier this week about "drastic changes."

* Under-16 timeout (15:14 to go in the first half) IU and Purdue are tied 4-4.

Been a really slow start offensively to this game, both teams taking poor shots and not finding much success.

IU is 1-4 from the field, the only make being a Rob Phinisee 3-pointer, while Purdue is 2-8 from the field and star guard Carsen Edwards is 1-3.

Three turnovers in the first five minutes of the game from IU, but there is increased hustle and attention-to-detail in all facets of the game from a competition standpoint.

* Underway in Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall. Here are tonight's starting lineups.

Purdue: Ryan Cline, Nojel Eastern, Grady Eifert, Matt Haarms, Carsen Edwards

IU: Romeo Langford, Aljami Durham, Rob Phinisee, Juwan Morgan, De'Ron Davis

* Purdue defeated IU in the earlier meeting between the teams this season, 70-55, in January in West Lafayette, Indiana. IU has not beaten Purdue in the last three years.

* The two teams in this rivalry game enter with differing fortunes of late, as IU has lost 10 of its last 11 games while Purdue has won six of its last seven games.

* Hello and welcome to today's live updates page for the men's basketball game between IU and Purdue.

Like what you're reading? Support independent, award-winning college journalism on this site. Donate here.

More in Sports

Comments powered by Disqus