Oct. 30, 2012
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Terone Johnson scored 16 of his game-high 24 points in the second half to spark the Purdue men's basketball team to a 70-61 win over Montevallo on Tuesday night in the Boilermakers' exhibition opener.
The Boilers limited UM to 37.7 percent shooting from the field and forced 16 turnovers on the evening, outscoring Montevallo 17-4 off of miscues. Redshirt freshman forward Donnie Hale tallied three blocks to lead a Purdue front line that posted a collective total of eight on the night.
Terone Johnson led a trio of Boilermakers in double figures with 24 on the strength of a 7-of-14 shooting performance from the field. The junior was 7-of-9 from the free throw line, and also added two assists in 26 minutes of work. Anthony Johnson scored a dozen in the Purdue win, including a clutch three-point field goal with just over 10 minutes left to play. Ronnie Johnson netted 11 and handed out a game-high six assists in his collegiate debut.
Purdue also worked its way to a 32-14 advantage in the paint behind a combined 15 points from Hale and freshman center A.J. Hammons. The former had eight points to go along with his three blocks, while Hammons chipped in seven on the night.
The Boilermakers will return to action on Saturday when they host Newberry at 8 p.m. in the second of their two exhibition tune-ups. Live coverage of the contest can be seen on the Big Ten Digital Network via Boilermaker All-Access, as well as on the radio on the Purdue Sports Network.