Nebraska 64

(8-8, 0-4 Big Ten)

Purdue 70

(11-5, 1-2 Big Ten)

    Coverage: BTN

    12:00 PM ET, January 12, 2014

    Mackey Arena, West Lafayette, Indiana

    1 2 T
    NEB 32 3264
    PUR 35 3570

    Top Performers

    Nebraska: T. Petteway 19 Pts, 9 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl, 2 Blk

    Purdue: A. Hammons 18 Pts, 3 Reb, 4 Blk

    Purdue takes down Nebraska 70-64

    Associated Press

    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- A.J. Hammons scored 18 points to lead the Purdue to a 70-64 win over Nebraska on Sunday.

    Ronnie Johnson added 14 points for the Boilermakers (11-5, 1-2 Big Ten), who picked up their first league win. Purdue made 24 of 52 shots, including 5 of 13 shots from behind the arc.

    Terran Petteway had 19 points and nine rebounds, and Ray Gallegos, Deverell Biggs each scored 10 points to lead the Huskers (8-8, 0-4), who have lost five straight.

    Ronnie Johnson scored a basket and two free throws to give Purdue the lead with 5:44 remaining. Later, Hammons scored close to the basket to make it 61-58. Carter scored a lay-up to make it 63-58 with 2:17 left to play.

    Hammons put the game out of reach by making two free throws with 42 seconds remaining.

    Purdue never could find a way to take a big lead.

    Purdue went on a 6-1 run early in the second half after baskets by Rapheal Davis, Ronnie Johnson and Jay Simpson to make it 44-38 with 16:22 remaining.

    It didn't last long. The Huskers answered with an 8-4 run of their own. Shields, Petteway, and Leslee Smith all scored on lay-ups and Biggs scored after Benny Parker grabbed a steal to make it 48-46 with 12:25 left.

    Petteway was fouled on a shot, converted the three-point play, then Biggs grabbed a steal and scored two free throws to give the Huskers a 51-50 lead with 10:16 remaining.

    The Huskers took a 57-55 lead when Webster grabbed a steal and scored on a lay-up with 7:14 left.

    Purdue took the lead for good at the 5:45 mark as they held Nebraska to only two field goals in the final seven minutes.

    The first half was close throughout too.

    Hammons scored on a put-back with 8:04 left in the first half to give Purdue a 20-15 lead -- its biggest lead of the first half. But then Smith dunked, grabbed a seal, and Parker scored two free throws to put the Huskers within a point.

    Stephens hit a 3-pointer with 1:06 left in the half and Purdue led 35-32 at halftime.

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    Team Stat Comparison

    Points 64 70
    FG Made-Attempted 24-58 (.414) 24-52 (.462)
    3P Made-Attempted 4-16 (.250) 5-13 (.385)
    FT Made-Attempted 12-18 (.667) 17-28 (.607)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 19 (0/0) 15 (0/0)

    2013-14 Season

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