Indiana ends Purdue's streak

The Baltimore Sun

Eric Gordon scored 22 points and No. 15 Indiana beat No. 14 Purdue, 77-68, last night, in the Hoosiers' last game before the completion of the school's investigation into accusations that coach Kelvin Sampson committed major rules violations.

D.J. White, playing despite a sprained left knee, had 19 points and 15 rebounds for the Hoosiers (22-4, 11-2 Big Ten), who ended visiting Purdue's 11-game winning streak.

Robbie Hummel had 17 points for the Boilermakers (21-6, 12-2), while Scott Martin added 12.

University president Michael McRobbie said last Friday that the school would conduct a new investigation into the NCAA's accusations that Sampson committed five major rules violations.

A school investigation last year revealed Sampson and his assistants made more than 100 impermissible calls. That occurred while Sampson was on NCAA probation for making 577 improper phone calls between 2000 and 2004 while coaching Oklahoma.

Athletic director Rick Greenspan, university counsel Dorothy Frapwell and faculty representative Bruce Jaffee were asked to run the investigation and recommend by this Friday what steps the university should take.

Bradley 72, No. 16 Drake 71 -- Jeremy Crouch's jump shot with 11 seconds left capped a 12-2 run that gave the Braves a victory over the Bulldogs, Drake's first home loss of the season. Crouch scored 23 points to lead Bradley (16-12, 9-7 Missouri Valley Conference), which held Drake (23-3, 14-2) scoreless for the final five minutes. Bradley took its first lead of the second half when Crouch pulled up just inside the three-point line and made an 18-footer to make it 72-71. Drake's Klayton Korver missed an open jump shot and Josh Young's desperation shot hit the rim as time expired.

No. 13 Connecticut 65, DePaul 60 -- Hasheem Thabeet had 16 points, 13 rebounds and eight blocked shots and the Huskies rallied from a 13-point deficit to beat the Blue Demons, extending their winning streak to 10 games. Craig Austrie had 14 points and Jeff Adrien added 12 points and 11 rebounds for UConn (21-5, 10-3 Big East), which outscored DePaul 27-7 over the last 10:30 of the game. Draelon Burns scored 20 points for the Blue Demons (10-15, 5-8), who have lost six of seven, and Will Walker added 10 points.


Florida State 64, Clemson 55 -- Toney Douglas scored 23 points and Jason Rich had 22 to lead the Seminoles over the Tigers, knocking Clemson out of a third-place tie with Maryland in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Florida State (15-12, 4-8) made six of its first eight shots to take a 17-6 lead that it built to 35-17 at halftime, shooting 61.9 percent in the half. Clemson (19-7, 7-5), meanwhile, was equally cold - connecting on just three of its first 16 attempts.

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