No. 4 Purdue Downs Ball St. 69-49

Dec. 19, 2009

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -Robbie Hummel had 19 points and nine rebounds to help No. 4 Purdue beat Ball State 69-49 on Saturday in the Wooden Tradition.

JaJuan Johnson scored 16 points and E'Twaun Moore added 12 for the Boilermakers (10-0). Purdue has opened with 10 straight wins for only the second time since the 1936-37 season.

Jarrod Jones had 16 points and eight rebounds, Terrence Watson scored 12 points and Jauwan Scaife added 10 for Ball State (3-5).

It was just the third time in the 10-year history of the Wooden Tradition that a team won by at least 20 points. Purdue's victory margin tied for the second-largest ever in the event, behind Ohio State's 22-point win over Cincinnati in 2006.

The game originally was scheduled to be played Dec. 5 at Purdue, but was moved so the teams could play in the Tradition, named for Purdue graduate and former UCLA coach John Wooden.

The Boilermakers scored 20 points off 19 turnovers. It was the third time this season Ball State failed to score at least 50 points.

Purdue used an early 9-2 run to set the tone for the game.

Hummel went to the floor in a scramble for a rebound, then passed to an open teammate while on his knees, leading to a bucket by Chris Kramer that gave Purdue a 20-8 lead and forced Ball State to call timeout.

Purdue led 23-13 before going on a 14-0 run that included five points each from Moore and Hummel. The Boilermakers held the Cardinals to 32 percent shooting and led 37-15 at halftime.

Malik Perry committed an intentional foul against Hummel early in the second half, and Hummel converted the free throws. Purdue's Johnson scored on a putback on the extra possession after the foul to give Purdue a 50-24 lead.

The Boilermakers started playing reserves midway through the second half.




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