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Purdue defense bottles up No. 8 Spartans in 71-42 upset

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) Purdue's struggling offense received all the attention the last couple weeks.

Now the Boilermakers can start focusing on the raves about their seemingly unbreakable defense.

Purdue held No. 8 Michigan State to its two lowest scoring halves of the season and lowest point total in nearly eight years as it snapped a two-game losing streak with a 71-42 upset.

''Probably the worst beating I've taken as a coach,'' Michigan State coach Tom Izzo said. ''I think that was great pressure by Purdue. I thought (Purdue coach) Matt (Painter) did one hell of a job.''

The Spartans (13-4, 5-1 Big Ten) came into the game as a 4 1/2-point favorite, averaging 81.3 points per game - 16th in the country - and a reputation for physical play.

But Purdue bottled up Michigan State at every turn and eventually the Spartans buckled.

Cassius Winston, the league's preseason pick for player of the year, finished with 10 points, five assists and nine turnovers. His teammates weren't any better.

Michigan State finished with season-lows in field goals (18), 3-pointers (two), field goal percentage (35.3) and 3-point percentage (12.5) while accumulating a season-high 18 turnovers. The 32 rebounds matched the Spartans' second-lowest total of the season, and the 42 points were their fewest since a 42-41 loss at Illinois on Jan. 31, 2012.

Naturally, the Spartans' eight-game winning streak ended.

''I just thought they never really quite got into a rhythm,'' Painter said. ''I don't want to put that on them or give us the credit. A lot of times it's something in between.''

The Boilermakers (10-7, 4-3), meanwhile, extended their home winning streak against conference foes to 15 and now have two victories over top-10 teams this season - both by 29-point margins.

Purdue scored the first five points, then extended the lead to 19-4 with a 12-0 run. Trevion Williams, who finished with 16 points, helped fuel another big run, 13-2, that made it 34-14 with 3:23 left in the first half.

Michigan State never recovered despite trimming the deficit to 37-20 at halftime and 39-27 early in the second half.

The Boilermakers responded with two 3-pointers to take a 45-29 lead with 14:11 to play and Michigan State couldn't get closer than 11 again.

''We've shown flashes, especially at home that we can play well,'' Painter said. ''We haven't been consistent enough.''

BIG PICTURE

Michigan State: Clearly, the Spartans are better than they demonstrated Sunday. They were completely out of sync against Purdue's defense. They were beaten physically and were careless with the ball. The real danger is it could become a guide for how other opponents can beat Michigan State.

Purdue: The Boilermakers' usually strong defense might have been at its best against the Spartans. It's actually tough to imagine them performing much better. But, offensively, they may have found a solution to their woes by divvying up the scoring chores. Time will tell whether Painter has a fix - or whether it was merely an aberration.

STAT PACK

Michigan State: Committed seven turnovers before forcing the first by the Boilermakers. ... The Spartans missed their first 10 3s and finished 2 of 16. ... The Spartans have lost four straight in West Lafayette. ... Rocket Watts had 10 points. Xavier Tillman finished with eight points and eight rebounds.

Purdue: Williams also had seven rebounds and four assists. ... Evan Boudreaux had 11 points and five rebounds while Sasha Stefanovic and Eric Hunter Jr. each finished with 10 points. ... Purdue had a 21-8 advantage in points off turnovers. ... The Boilermakers broke a tie for the second-longest home winning streak against conference opponents in Mackey Arena history. They won 19 straight between January 1968 and February 1970. ... The Boilermakers have won five of their last six home games against top-10 foes.

QUOTABLE

Michigan State: ''I laugh every day with my staff about how everybody wants to be the head coach,'' Izzo said. ''It ain't as much fun as you think it is. Hell, I don't want to be the head coach today.''

Purdue: ''Collectively, we had to build a wall (around Winston),'' guard Nojel Eastern said. ''We know the type of player he is, we know what he's capable of and we had to have a team effort while still playing by our principles.''

UP NEXT

The Spartans will try to rebound at home Friday against Wisconsin.

Purdue faces another daunting challenge Saturday, at No. 12 Maryland.

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Time Team Play Score
20:00   Jumpball received by Michigan State  
19:43   Lost ball turnover on Cassius Winston  
19:27   Shooting foul on Xavier Tillman  
19:09 +1 Aaron Wheeler made 1st of 3 free throws 0-1
18:58 +1 Aaron Wheeler made 2nd of 3 free throws 0-2
18:47 +1 Aaron Wheeler made 3rd of 3 free throws 0-3
19:06   Xavier Tillman missed 3-pt. jump shot  
19:04   Offensive rebound by Aaron Henry  
18:53   Gabe Brown missed 3-pt. jump shot  
18:51   Offensive rebound by Aaron Henry  
18:42   Xavier Tillman missed hook shot  
18:40   Defensive rebound by Aaron Wheeler  
18:22 +2 Trevion Williams made hook shot 0-5
18:10   Cassius Winston missed floating jump shot  
18:08   Offensive rebound by Marcus Bingham Jr.  
18:04 +2 Marcus Bingham Jr. made tip-in 2-5
17:54   Personal foul on Marcus Bingham Jr.  
17:48   Trevion Williams missed fade-away jump shot  
17:46   Defensive rebound by Xavier Tillman  
17:33   Lost ball turnover on Gabe Brown, stolen by Sasha Stefanovic  
17:24   Sasha Stefanovic missed 3-pt. jump shot  
17:22   Offensive rebound by Purdue  
17:08 +2 Trevion Williams made hook shot 2-7
16:50 +2 Xavier Tillman made reverse layup, assist by Cassius Winston 4-7
16:22   Nojel Eastern missed jump shot  
16:20   Defensive rebound by Gabe Brown  
16:09   Aaron Henry missed layup, blocked by Sasha Stefanovic  
16:07   Defensive rebound by Aaron Wheeler  
15:51 +2 Sasha Stefanovic made layup, assist by Trevion Williams 4-9
15:33   Cassius Winston missed 3-pt. jump shot  
15:31   Offensive rebound by Thomas Kithier  
15:21   Aaron Henry missed jump shot  
15:19   Defensive rebound by Matt Haarms  
14:56 +2 Matt Haarms made jump shot, assist by Sasha Stefanovic 4-11
14:52   Traveling violation turnover on Cassius Winston  
14:46 +2 Matt Haarms made jump shot, assist by Sasha Stefanovic 4-13
14:07   Cassius Winston missed driving layup, blocked by Matt Haarms  
14:05   Defensive rebound by Evan Boudreaux  
13:56 +3 Isaiah Thompson made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Eric Hunter Jr. 4-16
13:42   Personal foul on Sasha Stefanovic  
13:27   Jumpball received by Purdue  
13:27   Lost ball turnover on Xavier Tillman, stolen by Isaiah Thompson  
13:05   Evan Boudreaux missed jump shot  
13:03   Defensive rebound by Xavier Tillman  
12:51   Xavier Tillman missed layup  
12:49   Defensive rebound by Nojel Eastern  
12:31 +3 Evan Boudreaux made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Nojel Eastern 4-19
12:07 +2 Xavier Tillman made layup, assist by Foster Loyer 6-19
11:52   Isaiah Thompson missed 3-pt. jump shot  
11:50   Defensive rebound by Aaron Henry  
11:35   Cassius Winston missed 3-pt. jump shot  
11:33   Defensive rebound by Trevion Williams  
11:20   Aaron Wheeler missed 3-pt. jump shot  
11:18   Offensive rebound by Trevion Williams  
11:09   Jahaad Proctor missed 3-pt. jump shot  
11:07   Offensive rebound by Nojel Eastern  
11:02 +2 Nojel Eastern made dunk 6-21
10:48 +2 Xavier Tillman made hook shot 8-21
10:21   Trevion Williams missed floating jump shot  
10:19   Defensive rebound by Xavier Tillman  
10:12   Personal foul on Jahaad Proctor  
9:55   Bad pass turnover on Xavier Tillman, stolen by Jahaad Proctor  
9:45   Aaron Wheeler missed 3-pt. jump shot  
9:43   Defensive rebound by Xavier Tillman  
9:21 +2 Cassius Winston made jump shot 10-21
8:56   Aaron Wheeler missed 3-pt. jump shot  
8:54   Offensive rebound by Trevion Williams  
8:47   Trevion Williams missed dunk  
8:45   Defensive rebound by Xavier Tillman  
8:43   Personal foul on Eric Hunter Jr.  
8:40   Cassius Winston missed 3-pt. jump shot  
8:38   Defensive rebound by Matt Haarms  
8:20   Shooting foul on Malik Hall  
8:20   Jahaad Proctor missed 1st of 2 free throws  
8:20 +1 Jahaad Proctor made 2nd of 2 free throws 10-22
8:08   Cassius Winston missed 3-pt. jump shot  
8:06   Personal foul on Malik Hall  
7:46   Eric Hunter Jr. missed jump shot  
7:44   Defensive rebound by Marcus Bingham Jr.  
7:29   Marcus Bingham Jr. missed 3-pt. jump shot  
7:27   Defensive rebound by Matt Haarms  
7:26   Personal foul on Aaron Henry  
7:08 +2 Trevion Williams made hook shot, assist by Sasha Stefanovic 10-24
6:48   Aaron Henry missed jump shot, blocked by Sasha Stefanovic  
6:46   Defensive rebound by Sasha Stefanovic  
6:25   Evan Boudreaux missed 3-pt. jump shot  
6:23   Offensive rebound by Trevion Williams  
6:16 +3 Sasha Stefanovic made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Trevion Williams 10-27
6:07   Xavier Tillman missed 3-pt. jump shot  
6:05   Defensive rebound by Nojel Eastern  
5:57   Eric Hunter Jr. missed driving layup, blocked by Xavier Tillman  
5:55   Offensive rebound by Purdue  
5:37   Sasha Stefanovic missed 3-pt. jump shot  
5:35   Defensive rebound by Xavier Tillman  
5:28 +2 Gabe Brown made driving dunk, assist by Cassius Winston 12-27
5:09 +2 Trevion Williams made layup 12-29
5:04   Bad pass turnover on Cassius Winston, stolen by Eric Hunter Jr.  
4:59 +3 Sasha Stefanovic made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Eric Hunter Jr. 12-32
4:37   Bad pass turnover on Cassius Winston, stolen by Evan Boudreaux  
4:11   Trevion Williams missed hook shot, blocked by Xavier Tillman  
4:09   Defensive rebound by Cassius Winston  
3:53   Gabe Brown missed 3-pt. jump shot  
3:51   Defensive rebound by Nojel Eastern  
3:42   Shooting foul on Thomas Kithier  
3:42   Trevion Williams missed 1st of 2 free throws  
3:42   Trevion Williams missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
3:42   Offensive rebound by Evan Boudreaux  
3:23   Shooting foul on Cassius Winston  
3:23 +1 Evan Boudreaux made 1st of 2 free throws 12-33
3:23 +1 Evan Boudreaux made 2nd of 2 free throws 12-34
3:05 +2 Rocket Watts made jump shot 14-34
2:37   Matt Haarms missed hook shot  
2:35   Defensive rebound by Xavier Tillman  
2:32   Shooting foul on Matt Haarms  
2:32 +1 Cassius Winston made 1st of 2 free throws 15-34
2:32 +1 Cassius Winston made 2nd of 2 free throws 16-34
2:14 +3 Evan Boudreaux made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Matt Haarms 16-37
1:53   Personal foul on Evan Boudreaux  
1:51   Personal foul on Isaiah Thompson  
1:37 +2 Cassius Winston made driving layup 18-37
1:16   Sasha Stefanovic missed 3-pt. jump shot, blocked by Gabe Brown  
1:14   Defensive rebound by Michigan State  
1:01   Gabe Brown missed layup  
59.0   Offensive rebound by Julius Marble  
58.0 +2 Julius Marble made dunk 20-37
58.0   Shooting foul on Nojel Eastern  
58.0   Julius Marble missed free throw  
58.0   Defensive rebound by Trevion Williams  
38.0   Offensive foul on Trevion Williams  
38.0   Turnover on Trevion Williams  
24.0   Traveling violation turnover on Cassius Winston  
3.0   Isaiah Thompson missed floating jump shot  
1.0   Offensive rebound by Matt Haarms  
0.0   End of period  

Time Team Play Score
19:45   Xavier Tillman missed jump shot  
19:43   Defensive rebound by Nojel Eastern  
19:18   Eric Hunter Jr. missed 3-pt. jump shot  
19:16   Offensive rebound by Eric Hunter Jr.  
19:01   Aaron Wheeler missed 3-pt. jump shot  
18:59   Defensive rebound by Gabe Brown  
18:50   Cassius Winston missed layup, blocked by Sasha Stefanovic  
18:48   Defensive rebound by Sasha Stefanovic  
18:43 +2 Trevion Williams made layup, assist by Nojel Eastern 20-39
18:27 +2 Cassius Winston made jump shot 22-39
18:03   Trevion Williams missed layup, blocked by Marcus Bingham Jr.  
18:01   Defensive rebound by Xavier Tillman  
17:55   Jumpball received by Purdue  
17:41   Lost ball turnover on Cassius Winston, stolen by Trevion Williams  
17:41   Trevion Williams missed layup, blocked by Xavier Tillman  
17:41   Offensive rebound by Nojel Eastern  
17:41   Shooting foul on Aaron Henry  
17:41   Nojel Eastern missed 1st of 2 free throws  
17:40   Nojel Eastern missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
17:40   Nojel Eastern missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
17:40   Offensive rebound by Trevion Williams  
17:27   Trevion Williams missed jump shot  
17:25   Defensive rebound by Marcus Bingham Jr.  
17:21 +2 Xavier Tillman made layup, assist by Cassius Winston 24-39
16:59   Bad pass turnover on Trevion Williams, stolen by Cassius Winston  
16:59   Personal foul on Eric Hunter Jr.  
16:44   Aaron Henry missed 3-pt. jump shot  
16:42   Defensive rebound by Matt Haarms  
16:22   Matt Haarms missed jump shot, blocked by Marcus Bingham Jr.  
16:20   Defensive rebound by Marcus Bingham Jr.  
16:16   Traveling violation turnover on Cassius Winston  
16:01   Bad pass turnover on Evan Boudreaux, stolen by Xavier Tillman  
15:54 +3 Aaron Henry made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Cassius Winston 27-39
15:26   Personal foul on Aaron Henry  
15:16 +3 Eric Hunter Jr. made 3-pt. jump shot 27-42
14:46   Gabe Brown missed 3-pt. jump shot  
14:44   Offensive rebound by Rocket Watts  
14:35 +2 Rocket Watts made jump shot 29-42
14:11 +3 Evan Boudreaux made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Sasha Stefanovic 29-45
13:47   Personal foul on Sasha Stefanovic  
13:36 +2 Thomas Kithier made layup, assist by Xavier Tillman 31-45
13:19   Sasha Stefanovic missed 3-pt. jump shot  
13:17   Defensive rebound by Rocket Watts  
12:51   Traveling violation turnover on Gabe Brown  
12:38   Personal foul on Thomas Kithier  
12:25 +2 Sasha Stefanovic made layup, assist by Matt Haarms 31-47
12:09   Kicked ball violation on Purdue  
12:01   Cassius Winston missed 3-pt. jump shot  
11:59   Defensive rebound by Evan Boudreaux  
11:52   Offensive foul on Matt Haarms  
11:52   Turnover on Matt Haarms  
11:31 +3 Malik Hall made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Cassius Winston 34-47
11:07   Evan Boudreaux missed jump shot  
11:05   Defensive rebound by Foster Loyer  
10:56   Cassius Winston missed jump shot, blocked by Eric Hunter Jr.  
10:54   Offensive rebound by Michigan State  
10:51   Offensive foul on Cassius Winston  
10:51   Turnover on Cassius Winston  
10:30   Evan Boudreaux missed 3-pt. jump shot  
10:28   Defensive rebound by Aaron Henry  
10:21   Offensive foul on Malik Hall  
10:23   Turnover on Malik Hall  
10:12   Bad pass turnover on Isaiah Thompson, stolen by Rocket Watts  
10:02 +2 Rocket Watts made jump shot 36-47
9:43   Bad pass turnover on Nojel Eastern, stolen by Cassius Winston  
9:27   Marcus Bingham Jr. missed 3-pt. jump shot  
9:25   Offensive rebound by Aaron Henry  
9:22   Aaron Henry missed jump shot  
9:17   Personal foul on Xavier Tillman  
9:00   Personal foul on Thomas Kithier  
9:00 +1 Trevion Williams made 1st of 2 free throws 36-48
9:00 +1 Trevion Williams made 2nd of 2 free throws 36-49
8:46   Personal foul on Trevion Williams  
8:38   Personal foul on Aaron Wheeler  
8:16   3-second violation turnover on Julius Marble  
8:16 +2 Matt Haarms made jump shot 36-51
7:56   Xavier Tillman missed jump shot, blocked by Matt Haarms  
7:54   Defensive rebound by Eric Hunter Jr.  
7:50   Personal foul on Rocket Watts  
7:50 +1 Eric Hunter Jr. made 1st of 2 free throws 36-52
7:50 +1 Eric Hunter Jr. made 2nd of 2 free throws 36-53
7:35   Traveling violation turnover on Rocket Watts  
7:22   Eric Hunter Jr. missed 3-pt. jump shot  
7:20   Offensive rebound by Nojel Eastern  
7:20 +2 Nojel Eastern made tip-in 36-55
7:20   Shooting foul on Aaron Henry  
7:20 +1 Nojel Eastern made free throw 36-56
6:58   Shooting foul on Trevion Williams  
6:58 +1 Rocket Watts made 1st of 2 free throws 37-56
6:58 +1 Rocket Watts made 2nd of 2 free throws