Sampson's Last Stand?

No. 15 Indiana beats No. 14 Boilermakers 77-68 on eve of Sampson verdict
By Jesse Andrews,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 19, 2008 9:59 PM CST
Sampson's Last Stand?
Purdue coach Matt Painter walks back to the bench following a call during the second half of a college basketball game against Indiana in Bloomington, Ind., Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2008. Indiana won 77-68. (AP Photo/Tom Strattman)   (Associated Press)

No. 15 Indiana topped No. 14 Purdue 77-68 in a showdown between Big Ten titans—and on the eve, no less, of the school's verdict on coach Kelvin Sampson, who stands accused of violating NCAA rules by making inappropriate phone calls to recruits. This game was won at the foul line, where the Hoosiers shot 30 of 34.

The Boilermakers, conversely, hit just 11 of 21, enough to doom their 12-game win streak. DJ White led Indiana with 19 points and 15 boards. The university will announce on Friday what steps it intends to take, in light of the revelation that Sampson made over 100 impermissible calls last year—after he had already been punished by the NCAA for doing the same thing when he was the coach at Oklahoma. (Read more NCAA stories.)

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