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Purdue vs Penn State

Penn St. 65, Purdue 45


STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - Billy Oliver scored a career-high 21 points and Penn State held Purdue to a season-low 31 percent shooting in a 65-45 win Thursday night to end a six-game losing streak against the Boilermakers.

Tim Frazier added 15 points, including a leaning banker in traffic in the lane to extend the lead to 54-38 with about 8 minutes left. The tough bucket capped an 18-6 run to put the game out of reach and secure first-year coach Patrick Chambers' first Big Ten win at Penn State (9-7, 1-2).

Robbie Hummel's 14 points and five rebounds paced Purdue (12-4, 2-1), which lost to Penn State for the first time since a 67-64 defeat three years ago in Happy Valley.

This one wasn't nearly as close. Playing with four fouls, Oliver hit back-to-back 3s with just 5 minutes left for a 19-point lead. The Nittany Lions outhustled their opponents and outrebounded them 38-26.

Matt Glover led Penn State on the glass with 11 rebounds.

D.J. Byrd had 12 points for Purdue, which narrowed a 15-point deficit in the first half to 36-32 off Hummel's layup with 15:15 left.

But Penn State regrouped and went on a 7-0 run finished by Frazier's layup on the break following a steal by Glover.

An uncharacteristically sloppy first half left Purdue trailing 32-18 halftime, the Boilermakers' lowest-scoring half of the season. Penn State held Purdue without a field goal the final 6:46 of a half in which coach Matt Painter's club committed seven turnovers, or about three less than its average for an entire game.

Oliver, a 6-foot-8 forward who likes to roam the perimeter, scored 12 in the first half on 4-of-6 shooting from 3-point range.

Penn State led by as much as 15 in the half on Sasa Borovnjak's layup with 3 minutes to go before Purdue made its second-half push.

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Purdue Boilermakers
R. Hummel, F305-113-351114
J. Lawson, F110-10-02030
R. Smith, G332-80-04205
K. Barlow, G303-81-22218
L. Jackson, G220-50-01210
D. Byrd233-73-432412
T. Johnson181-42-33034
T. Carroll151-10-04112
J. Hart80-10-01010
A. Johnson80-10-00000
D. Anthrop10-00-00000
N. Beshears10-00-00000
Totals 15-479-1226101545
Penn State Nittany Lions
B. Oliver, F257-110-020421
J. Graham, F212-40-13024
T. Frazier, G387-200-159415
J. Marshall, G343-73-451210
M. Glover, G280-32-211512
S. Borovnjak184-40-04018
N. Colella171-40-03113
R. Travis150-12-22012
P. Ackerman10-00-00000
T. Lewis10-00-00000
K. Montminy10-10-00000
A. Wisniewski10-00-00000
Totals 24-557-1038161665
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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Michigan St.0-05-012
Ohio St.0-02-2217
Penn St.0-02-2200
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