Boilermakers Sink Cardinals

Dec. 5, 2007

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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) -- Keaton Grant scored 15 points as Purdue beat Ball State 70-57 Wednesday night.

Scott Martin scored 14 points and Tarrance Crump had 13 for the Boilermakers (5-1), who improved to 6-2 all-time against Ball State.

Purdue made 10 3-pointers as a team, its highest total of the season, and forced 22 turnovers.

Peyton Stovall scored 14 points and Malik Perry had 13 for the Cardinals (0-7).

Ball State's tallest player was 6-foot-4, but the Cardinals outrebounded the Boilermakers 29-26. Ball State made 6 of 7 3-pointers and shot 47 percent overall.

Purdue led 36-31 at halftime, but Stovall started the second half with a four-point play to trim that lead to 36-35. The Cardinals took their first lead of the game, 40-39, on a 3-pointer by Brandon Lampley with 17:43 to play.

Ball State led 44-42 before the Boilermakers went on a 17-4 run that included two 3-pointers and a mid-range jumper by Martin to take a 59-48 lead with 6:32 left. Purdue's largest lead was 67-49 with just over 4 minutes left.

The score was tied at 17 in the first half before Purdue went on a 13-0 run that included five points by Crump and four by JaJuan Johnson. The Boilermakers held the Cardinals scoreless for more than six minutes during that stretch.

Ball State responded with a 13-4 run, including seven points by Stovall, to cut Purdue's lead to 34-30 with 1:24 left in the first half.




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