IU vs. Purdue: Boilermakers are on a long winning streak in series

Scott Horner
Indianapolis Star

Purdue defeated IU 81-69 on Jan. 14, extending the Boilers' winning streak in the series to eight games. The last Hoosiers victory came on Feb. 20, 2016, when Troy Williams scored 19 points and Yogi Ferrell added 18 in a 77-73 decision. Caleb Swanigan led the Boilermakers with 14 points. 

How long ago was that? 

1,842 days 

Also: 159,148,800 seconds; 2,652,480 minutes; 44,208 hours; 263 weeks and 1 day.

No. 1 movie 

"Deadpool," starring Ryan Reynolds as a superhero with a foul mouth and a bad attitude, was on a three-week run atop the box office. It has already received one sequel, with pre-production starting on a second. Also, people were regularly going to movie theaters.

No. 1 song 

"Pillowtalk" by Zayn, formerly of One Direction   


Barack Obama was in his final year as president. Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump won primaries that day, and Jeb Bush dropped out of the race.  

iPhone generation 

The latest iteration was the iPhone 6S. They've double the number on the iPhone since. 

Celebrity death 

Raise a glass to Peter Mondavi, the American winemaker who died at 101 that day.


A 4-inch lock of John Lennon's hair sells for $35,000 to a memorabilia collector at an auction in Dallas.

Old Oaken Bucket

The Hoosiers have won two of four football matchups against Purdue.

Purdue beats IU on the court

Feb. 9, 2017: Purdue wins 69-64. Vince Edwards scores 26 points and Caleb Swanigan adds 16 points and 14 rebounds. Thomas Bryant scores 23 for IU.  

Feb. 28, 2017: Purdue wins 86-75. Caleb Swanigan has 21 points and 10 rebounds, and Dakota Mathias adds 19. James Blackmon leads IU with 16.

Jan. 28, 2018: Purdue wins 74-67. Isaac Haas scores 26 points and Vince Edwards adds 19. Juwan Morgan scores 24 and Robert Johnson 21, but IU makes just 19% of its 3-pointers.

Jan. 19, 2019: Purdue wins 70-55. Carsen Edwards scores 20 points and adds 7 assists, while Nojel Eastern has 10 points and 10 rebounds. 

Feb. 19, 2019: Purdue wins 48-46. Matt Haarms gets a putback in the closing seconds.  

Feb. 8, 2020: Purdue wins 74-62. Eric Hunter scores 12 points and Aaron Wheeler adds 11 on 3-of-3 3-point shooting. 

Feb. 27, 2020: Purdue wins 57-49. Trevion Williams scores 19 points, Eric Hunter adds 17 and Devonte Green struggles from the floor (3-of-15).