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Nov. 14, 1997
Hot Shooting Sparks Purdue to Opening Night Victory
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Chad Austin had 24 poimts and Mike Robinson came off the bench to score 20 points in 19 minutes as the Purdue Boilermakers beat Long Island University, 119-95, at Mackey Arena. The win improves the Boilermakers to 3-0 in the early season.
The Boilermakers shot a sizzling .727 (including Austins 9-10 and Brad Miller's 9-9) for the game, and outrebounded Long Island, 48-34. Miller dominated the boards with 12 rebounds.
LIU was led by Richie Parker. The forward led all scorers with 34 points on 16-30 shooting.
The Boilermakers 16 points lead at halftime was due to their 24-33 shooting. Purdue hits the road for the first time at Valparaiso on Monday, Nov. 17.