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Purdue guard Terone Johnson, right, shoots over Indiana guard Yogi Ferrell

Purdue trounces IU

WEST LAFYETTE – Purdue ended its losing streak to Indiana with a big statement Saturday.

The Boilermakers trounced the Hoosiers 82-64 in Mackey Arena to snap a four-game losing streak in the series.

Sterling Carter scored 19 to lead Purdue (15-10, 5-7 Big Ten), and Ronnie Johnson added 16. Terone Johnson scored 14.

Purdue hit 25 of 52 shots, including going 10 of 18 on 3-pointers, to help erase making 15 turnovers.

Yogi Ferrell scored 27 for IU (14-11, 4-8), but the sophomore guard had to work for all of his points as he went 6 of 17 from the field but hit 11 of 13 free throws.

The Hoosiers, who made 8 of their first 16 shots, ended up shooting 19 for 59, and the committed 14 turnovers.

Purdue kept the momentum of scoring the last five points of the first half going into the second half.

The Boilermakers rocketed out to a 14-1 run to start the second half to take a 52-34 lead with 15:20 to play. Sterling Carter got things going by opening the second half by sinking a 3 and then scoring a layup in the first 2 minutes, and Errick Peck closed the run with an old-fashion 3-point play than adding another free throw.

Purdue outscored IU 19-1 after the game was tied at 33 with 1:08 to play in the first half, and the Hoosiers never threatened to get back into the game after the opening minutes of the second half.

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