West Lafayette, IN (SportsNetwork.com) - Sterling Carter posted 19 points on 5-of-6 from 3-point range, as the Purdue Boilermakers made easy work of the Indiana Hoosiers, 82-64, in Big Ten Conference action at Mackey Arena.
Ronnie Johnson chipped in 16 points while draining all eight of his free-throw tries for Purdue (15-10, 5-7 Big Ten), which had lost five of its previous six. Terone Johnson added 14 points for the hosts.
For Indiana (14-11, 4-8), losers of three straight, Yogi Ferrell poured in a game-high 27 points, while Noah Vonleh and Will Sheehey netted 14 and 10 points, respectively.
Purdue shot a modest 41.9 percent from the field in the first half but still carried a 38-33 lead into the break by holding Indiana to a mere 29 percent shooting.
The Boilermakers quickly ran away with the game early the second half, beginning the frame on a 14-1 run and never looking back from there.
Purdue finished the contest shooting 10-of-18 from 3-point range and 22-of-29 at the free-throw line.