1:00 PM ET, February 13, 2011
State Farm Center, Champaign, IL
JaJuan Johnson, E'Twaun Moore combine for 44 as Purdue handles Illinois
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- For one half Sunday, Purdue's shooting was brutal.Airballs fell silently short. Balls that did find the rim clanked harmlessly off.The shooting was so bad -- 28.6 percent -- that after one errant miss by JaJuan Johnson, Purdue coach Matt Painter eyed his leading scorer with exasperation as Johnson ran back upcourt, the coach's arms stretched wide and his hands raised as if to say, "What was that?"
• After scoring just 27 points in the first half, Purdue exploded for 54 points in the second half.
• Purdue won its fourth straight over Illinois.
• JaJuan Johnson led the way for Purdue with 24 points, the eighth time in his last nine games that Johnson scored at least 20 points.
• Illinois suffered just its second home loss this season and dropped to 4-5 against ranked teams.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||25-60 (.417)||24-55 (.436)|
|3P Made-Attempted||7-20 (.350)||5-16 (.313)|
|FT Made-Attempted||24-31 (.774)||17-22 (.773)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||21 (1/0)||25 (1/0)|