Scores

Final

Purdue 59

(12-13, 5-7 Big Ten)

Illinois 79

(18-8, 5-7 Big Ten)

Coverage: BTN

9:00 PM ET, February 13, 2013

State Farm Center, Champaign, Illinois

1 2 T
PUR 29 3059
ILL 43 3679

Top Performers

Purdue: T. Johnson 18 Pts, 4 Reb, 1 Stl

Illinois: T. Abrams 13 Pts, 5 Reb, 7 Ast, 2 Stl

Illinois 79, Purdue 59

Associated Press

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- D.J. Richardson scored 18 points and Illinois opened up a big first-half lead that buried Purdue 79-59 on Wednesday night.

The win was the third straight for Illinois (18-8, 5-7 Big Ten), which is clawing its way back into the postseason picture. The other wins were resume-builders over No. 1 Indiana and then-No. 18 Minnesota.

A dunk by Tyler Griffey with 8:46 remaining put Illinois up 64-46. The margin was too much for a Boilermakers team that had already tried to dig out of a 16-point first-half hole.

Griffey scored 12 points and Joseph Bertrand had a career-high 12 rebounds.

Terone Johnson led Purdue (12-13, 5-7) with 18 points. Boilermakers coach Matt Painter was ejected for arguing with officials with just over eight minutes to play.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
PUR
ILL
Points 59 79
FG Made-Attempted 21-55 (.382) 29-68 (.426)
3P Made-Attempted 6-16 (.375) 7-25 (.280)
FT Made-Attempted 11-16 (.688) 14-16 (.875)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 12 (0/0) 16 (0/0)
Largest Lead 4 25

2012-13 Season

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