No. 18 Indiana Claims Barn Burner Trophy For Fourth-Straight Season

 

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Three players scored in double figures as No. 18 Indiana outlasted Purdue, 66-54, on Monday night to win the Barn Burner Trophy for the fourth-straight season.

 

KEY MOMENTS

  • Indiana (18-5, 8-3 B1G) led the entire way and were ahead by as many as seven in the opening frame. Sophomore forward Aleksa Guble’s jumper with 20 seconds to go gave IU a 16-10 lead.
  • Back-to-back jumpers from Berger and Wise gave IU a double-digit lead, 24-14, with 5:46 to go in the second quarter forcing a Purdue (15-8, 6-5 B1G) timeout. They pushed the lead out to 13 heading in to the break up 34-21.
  • Everything was falling for both sides in the third quarter as the two teams virtually traded baskets until the Hoosiers went cold. It allowed the Boilermakers to chip the lead down to six, 48-42, to close out the third quarter.
  • The Hoosiers were able to get the lead back up to double figures with just over five minutes to play as Berger fed freshman forward Mackenzie Holmes in the post to make it a 57-45 lead.
  • Down the stretch, the Hoosiers would capitalize off shots in the bonus as it went 7-for-8 down the line.

 

NOTABLE

  • Indiana brings the Barn Burner Trophy back to Bloomington for the fourth-straight season, the longest win streak in the annual rivalry game in program history.
  • They also complete the season sweep of the Boilermakers, the second sweep in three seasons as it also took both regular season meetings in 2017-18.
  • Redshirt junior guard Ali Patberg nearly notched a triple double finishing with 17 points, nine rebounds and seven assists in the win. The Columbus, Ind. native also went 9-for-11 at the free throw line.
  • Guard Jaelynn Penn and Grace Berger each notched 15 points
  • The Hoosiers combined to shoot 46.4 percent on the night and went 12-for-14 from the free throw line (85.7 percent).
  • They also won the rebounding margin, 38-28, behind nine boards from Patberg. Indiana’s 12 offensive rebounds led to 14 second chance points.

 

UP NEXT

No. 18 Indiana returns home to face No. 13 Maryland on Thursday night. Tipoff is set for 8 p.m. ET on Big Ten Network.