INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (WLFI) - The Knox Indy Pro Am got off to a spectacular start Thursday with the inaugural Purdue vs Indiana alumni game.
Fans of defense were likely disappointed as IU jumped out to an 80-74 halftime lead. Purdue rallied back in the second half to pull out a 110-106 victory.
David Teague led Purdue with 35 points, while JaJuan Johnson added 32 and 15 rebounds.
"It's good to catch up with old friends and talk about some old memories and just be out here with some Purdue friends. Anytime you get a chance to play IU it's always fun. My time in college it was a lot of fun playing against IU and the atmosphere was always crazy. It's just a fun game to get back and play," said JaJuan Johnson.
One of only a few NBA sanctioned pro ams in the country, the 2013 Knox Indy Pro Am will host only professional athletes from the NBA and Euro League in a 4-Team Round Robin tournament followed by a seeded single elimination championship playoff series.
Regular league games are scheduled at Cardinal Ritter every Thursday evening through August 29 at 6:00 PM and 7:00 PM, followed by the 8:00 PM Feature Game of the Week. Games are open to the public and admission is $15 online and $20 at the door. Children 12 and under are $5, and 2 and under are admitted free.
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