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IU Looks to Stay Atop Big Ten Against Purdue

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) - Purdue coach Matt Painter has repeatedly explained what it takes to be competitive in the Big Ten this season -- heart, discipline and a relentless work ethic.

He didn't see those traits a little more than two weeks ago when the young Boilermakers suffered the most lopsided home loss in school history, 97-60 to rival Indiana, and he hasn't seen it consistently all season.

If it's not there Saturday when the Boilermakers visit No. 1 Indiana, Painter may feel like he's watching a replay from the first game.

For Purdue, the rematch is an opportunity to see how far it's come since the blowout.

To Indiana, the game has more significance. A win will keep it atop the Big Ten standings.

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