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The Boilermakers knock off the Nittany Lions at home

The Purdue Boilermakers basketball team (18-3, 6-3 Big Ten) dominated the Penn State Nittany Lions (8-13, 0-9) 66-46 Sunday afternoon. This is the third consecutive win for the Boilers after losing three straight games.

The Boilermakers were led in scoring by Robbie Hummel who dropped in 23 points, 15 of which were scored in the second half. JaJuan Johnson had 13 points and E’Twaun Moore extended his streak of game scoring at least 10 points to 20 by scoring 12.

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The first half was a defensive struggle and although the Boilers jumped to an 8 point lead, Penn State clawed back and kept it close. After the closely contested first half the Boilermakers led 28-26.

The second half would prove to be much different as the Boilers took a strangle hold of the game early. They started the second half with a 13-0 run and they held the Nittany Lions scoreless for the first three minutes. Hummel provided 9 points during this run.

The Nittany Lions would cut the lead to 11, but Moore scored eight straight points to push the lead back to 19 to end all hopes of a Nittany Lions comeback and to seal the win for the Boilers.

During the post game press conference Matt Painter talked about how important he thought it was for his team to get a fast start to the second half.

“I thought it was important whoever had that surge before that first media timeout was definitely going to take that momentum. Even though we were up two, they were going into a better position going into halftime.”

The Boilers defense held their third straight opponent to under 60 points and also held the Nittany Lions to 31 percent shooting. The Nittany Lions only had six points over the final 11 minutes of the game.

This win moves the Boilermakers to within three games of Big Ten conference leader Michigan State. The Boilermakers travel to Bloomington to take on their arch rival the Indiana Hoosiers Thursday. Tip-off for that game is scheduled at 7:00 p.m.





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