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Stan Jastrzebski / WBAA News

In a week where holiday tournaments are sure to play havoc with national rankings, Purdue's men's basketball team came into Saturday night's game knowing it needed just an average shooting night and a victory over winless Lehigh to improve its own standings in the polls.

However, with 11 teams in the Associated Press top 25 losing in the past week, including four ranked higher than Purdue (Indiana and Cal twice apiece and Arizona and Miami once each), the only accurate shooting the Boilers did in the first half was from the free throw line, where they were 10-of-12.

Stan Jastrzebski / WBAA News

The game mattered a lot more to IU, which needed one more victory to become bowl eligible, than to Purdue -- and it showed.

The Hoosiers chewed up 659 yards of total offense -- the second time this season the team has allowed a record-setting number of yards (after giving up 595 versus Illinois) -- and the visitors controlled the momentum time and again as the Boilers tried to rally in the second half, with quarterback Nate Sudfeld and backup running back Devine Redding finding answer after answer in a 54-36 IU victory.

Harrison Wagner / Indiana Public Broadcasting

If you’ve watched any sports lately, or listened to any music online, you’ve likely heard ads for fantasy sports websites Draft Kings and Fan Duel.

There’s a debate raging over whether the sites, which allow wagering on each day’s games for several sports leagues, are legal.

The New York Attorney General’s offices has banned the companies from accepting bets in that state because he argues the activity constitutes illegal gambling.

Jarrett Callahan / Flickr / https://www.flickr.com/photos/jabzg/1382925204

As the cliche goes, if you can't beat 'em, join 'em.

Incarnate Word, in just its third year as a Division I program, didn't beat #21-ranked Purdue, but as the Cardinals lost 96-61, they tried early to take a page from this year's Boiler squad by staying in the game with outside shots. 

However, unlike a Purdue team which made 18 baskets from distance against Vermont on Sunday, the visitors from San Antonio couldn't keep it up and couldn't score consistently anywhere else on the floor. Just nine Cardinal baskets came from two-point range.

Charlotte Tuggle / WBAA News

There's a book store near the Purdue campus that, one day a week, gives 3-percent discounts for every three-pointer the men's basketball team makes. The store's owners are going to be thankful there's a cap on the discount following a 107-79 win over Vermont Sunday.

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