After going two-of-three from the free-throw line in the game, Hummel ended a streak of a career-high 27 straight free-throws, dating to last season. He is now 19-of-20 this season.
Purdue trailed 36-28 at the half in the game. It was the first game that the Boilermakers have trailed ending the first half this season.
Duke used a 14-4 run in the first half that spanned 4:16 minutes to take a 27-14 lead. Sophomore Kyle Singler contributed six points during that span.
Purdue's leading scorer this season, sophomore E'Twaun Moore did not make his first field goal until 29:18 minutes into the game. He missed his first six shots to open the game. Moore finished with 10 points. The total was 6.7 points below his season average of 16.7.
Purdue sophomore Robbie Hummel finished with 15 points and eight rebounds. Both totals were enough to lead the Boilermakers. It was the 11th time Hummel has led Purdue in scoring in his career and the 22nd time he has led the Boilermakers in rebounding.
Purdue shot 22-of-59 from the field in the game, good for 37.3 percent. The total is the lowest of the season for the Boilermakers and the lowest percentage since they shot 25-of-72, for 34.7 percent, in a loss to 15th ranked Indiana on February 19, 2008.
Two Duke players finished with 20-or-more points, sophomore Kyle Singler (20 points) and junior Jon Scheyer (20). The totals marked only the second and third times this season that an opponent has scored 20-or-more points against the Boilermakers.
The 76 points allowed by Purdue are the most that Purdue has allowed in regulation this season. The 60 points scored by Purdue is also the lowest amount scored in regulation by the Boilermakers this season. The total is the lowest amount scored by a Purdue team since a 60-54 victory over tenth-ranked Michigan State on February 12, 2008.
Duke's margin of victory of 16 points over the Boilermakers was the largest margin over an opponent since a 19 point Boilermaker defeat, to Iowa, on February 21, 2007.
The 16 point margin of defeat was also the first time in 43 games that Purdue has lost to an opponent by 10-or-more points.
With the win, Duke improves to 10-0 all-time in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge, including a 3-0 record in true road games.
The win gives Duke a 62-23 all-time record against teams currently in the Big Ten and they have now won seven straight contests against Big Ten opponents.
Duke also improves to 5-2 all-time versus the Boilermakers.
With the win, Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski improves to 811-267 all-time as a head coach. He also improves to 737-208 at Duke.
Mackey Arena was at its full capacity of 14,123 second straight home game. Mackey Arena did not reach capacity for two consecutive home games last season. In the 2007-08 seasons, Mackey Arena reached capacity only five times out of 17 possible home games.