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BLOOMINGTON – The Assembly crowd spent the night cursing Matt Haarms and booing him at every opportunity.
He left the Indiana fans in a groan, the sound of another atrocious defeat, while the big Boilermaker player had 3.2 seconds to play to get the No. 15 Purdue to a win from 48-46 to IU.
It was the ugliest game of the year for Purdue, but it was just as horrible on both sides, and it was a game; it was Haarms, the heel of tonight's Assembly Hall, who did it.
To end a game in which the visitors shot less than 32%, the local team a little better than 27 and all the players of mark had a hard time, neither team managed to score 50 points for the first time since 1950.
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Indiana led by four to two and a half minutes of the goal, but Ryan Cline's pointer grabbed the front of the rim, bounced right to the ground and rolled, giving Purdue a new life.
Carsen Edwards' bucket of driving after a break – a day he was 4 out of 24 from the peloton – then gave Purdue the advantage.
After Romeo Langford tied the match at the foul line, but missed the back to give in advance to Indiana, Edwards missed a rider, but Haarms beat Juwan Morgan to beat the rebound, to the consternation from the crowd that had spent the night making fun of him in the assembly hall, sometimes in explicit terms.
IU pushed the ball to the ground and found Morgan to win, but the wide open look was short and Purdue celebrated.
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