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Jaraan Cornell

Dec. 22, 1997

Purdue Cruises by Florida A&M, 118-77

Game Stats

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Jaraan Cornell scored 18 of his 23 points in the first half and seventh-ranked Purdue set a Mackey Arena record by hitting 14 three-pointers en route to a 118-77 rout of Florida A&M.

Cornell, coming off a career-high 28-point performance against Xavier on Saturday, led five Boilermakers in double figures. He helped Purdue (10-2) to a 58-31 halftime lead and the Boilermakers coasted to their most lopsided victory since a 103-57 thumping of Prairie View in 1991.

Brad Miller added 18 points in his first start since December 6th and Chad Austin had 17 for Purdue, which posted its fifth straight win and is 71-18 against non-conference opponents in the 1990s.

Jerome James scored 20 points for Florida A&M (3-6), which fell to 1-6 on the road.