WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Victor Oladipo scored a career-high 23 points to help No. 20 Indiana defeat Purdue 78-61 on Saturday night and break a five-game losing streak to its in-state rival.
Cody Zeller had 16 points and eight rebounds and freshman Remy Abell scored a season-best 13 points for the Hoosiers (18-6, 6-6 Big Ten). Verdell Jones III, one of Indiana’s primary ballhandlers, missed the game with a shoulder injury.
The Hoosiers had lost five of their previous seven games, but claimed just their fourth road win of the season.
Robbie Hummel had 16 points and 10 rebounds to lead Purdue. The senior came up limping after he went to the ground in the final minutes, but he played through it. Hummel missed last season with a torn ACL in his right knee. D.J. Byrd scored 15 points and Kelsey Barlow added 12 for the Boilermakers (15-8, 5-5).