Sometimes the simple fixes are the best.
Thompson scored a career-high 18 points and Jaden Ivey had 15 in his return from a hip injury as the No. 6 Boilermakers defeated 아이오와 83-73 목요일 밤에.
“When you put your time and preparation in, eventually it will pay off,” 톰슨이 말했다. “I’m glad it paid off tonight.”
Thompson came in averaging just 5.7 points and had shot 7 의 29 in his last six games. But he went 6 의 8 in this one — including 4 ...에 대한 6 3점슛에.
“He looked like he was having fun out there,” 아이비는 말했다. “It was good to see he had his confidence back.”
Thompson was concerned enough with his shot to talk to his father, LaSalle, a couple of weeks ago to see if he could find something wrong.
“I was struggling shooting,” 톰슨이 말했다. “It wasn’t anything out of the ordinary I was doing. I was getting open looks that didn’t go down. I just wanted to get back to the basics of what my dad taught me all my life, and I think I did a good job of that.”
Purdue coach Matt Painter thought Thompson was “opportunistic.”
“He stepped up and made some plays,” Painter said.
아이비, the team’s leading scorer at 16.7 게임당 포인트, missed Sunday’s 80-60 win at Northwestern. He didn’t start this one either, but played 21 minutes off the bench.
“I felt good,” 아이비는 말했다. “Didn’t tweak it at all.”
퍼듀 (17-3, 6-3 빅텐), which shot 61.2%, led by as much as 18 in the second half before the Hawkeyes rallied to get within 57-53 와 12:22 놀다. But then Ivey hit two 3-pointers to help stop Iowa’s momentum.
“He made some huge shots when they were rolling,” Painter said.
Sasha Stefanovic had 14 points for Purdue. Trevion Williams added 12 포인트 및 10 리바운드.
Kris Murray led Iowa with 23 포인트들.
“I thought Kris was great the whole game,” Hawkeyes coach Fran McCaffery said. “I just thought his aggressiveness at both ends was really good, and just to see him playing with that level of comfort and confidence is really important for him and for us.”
Iowa forward Keegan Murray, third in the nation in scoring at 22.8 게임당 포인트, played just nine first-half minutes after picking up two fouls. 머레이, who didn’t play in the Dec. 3 matchup at Purdue because of an ankle injury, 득점 14 points — 12 하반기에.
“He was good in the second half,” McCaffery said. “We needed him to be better. 당신은 말한다, 오, he had an off game. Fourteen and nine (리바운드) is pretty good. The kid did a lot of good things. He’s defending guys, in some cases a lot bigger than him. But he was good.”
The game featured two of the nation’s highest-scoring offenses. Purdue came in ranked fourth nationally at 84.7 게임당 포인트, while Iowa was fifth at 83.1.
FREE THROWS MATTER
The Hawkeyes hung around by making free throws, while the Boilermakers were missing theirs. Iowa missed its first free throw, then made its final 17 게임의. Purdue was 10 의 22 from the line, 포함 5 의 12 in the first half when the Boilermakers, who led 48-33 하프 타임에, could have had a bigger cushion.
“We were making some plays, but we weren’t capitalizing by missing those free throws,” Painter said.
Ivey was one of the worst offenders, going just 2 의 7.
“I don’t know what was going on,” 그는 말했다, shaking his head. “I was out of rhythm, first game back.”
BIG WINS FOR THE BOILERMAKERS
Purdue has won seven of the last nine in the series. The average margin of victory for the Boilermakers has been 17.8 포인트들.
Purdue made a top-10 statement with a road win over the Hawkeyes, 피츠버그는 지난 10월 자전거 절도 용의자에 연루된 남성의 사망에 대한 내부 조사 후 경찰관 5명을 해고하기로 결정했다. 11-1 at home this season coming into the game.
Purdue kept pace with the leaders in the Big Ten. The Boilermakers are in fifth place in the conference, but just a game out of first.
Iowa missed a chance to gain ground. The Hawkeyes, who are in ninth place, took their second home loss in conference play.
퍼듀: Hosts No. 16 Ohio State on Sunday. The Buckeyes are a half-game ahead of the Boilermakers in the standings.
아이오와: At Penn State on Monday, the first of two consecutive road games for the Hawkeyes next week.