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Ryan Cline helps No. 24 Purdue rout Robert Morris 84-46

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) Ryan Cline has turned into a key performer for Purdue.

Cline made five 3-pointers on his way to 17 points, and the 24th-ranked Boilermakers routed Robert Morris 84-46 on Friday.

Cline was 6 for 10 from the field in his sixth straight start to begin the year. The senior guard is averaging 14.3 points after making just seven starts over his first three seasons in the program.

''(Cline) can really shoot the basketball obviously,'' coach Matt Painter said. ''He's becoming a real good defender. I think he did a good job with that (Friday) but he has to be consistent in that area. When you move (from rotation) player to his spot, you have to be accountable across the board.''

Carsen Edwards led Purdue with 19 points, helping the Boilermakers (5-1) bounce back from their first loss of the season Sunday night against No. 13 Virginia Tech. Edwards was 5 for 17 from the field against the Colonials, but also contributed five assists, four steals and a blocked shot.

Purdue used an 11-0 run to open a 59-28 lead with 10:47 left in the second half. The Boilermakers led by as many as 43 points.

''I think we have good stretches and we have bad stretches,'' Painter said. ''We're really trying to search for some consistency. We had stretches where we didn't do a good job of executing. I was pleased once again with our rebounding. That's probably the most consistent part for us.''

The bigger Boilermakers enjoyed a 43-27 rebounding advantage and made 20 of 23 foul shots, compared to 8 for 10 at the line for the Colonials.

''Our shot selection isn't good at times because we go too quick in a possession,'' Painter said. ''When we do show poise and execute, I think we've been pretty good offensively. We have to keep putting ourselves in position to win games.''

Malik Petteway led Robert Morris with 10 points. The Colonials (3-3) shot 31.5 percent (17 for 54) from the field.

Cline went 5 for 7 from 3-point range.

''We wanted to see how we bounced back from that loss, which a team has to do to push forward,'' Cline said.

BIG PICTURE

Robert Morris had won three in a row since a 74-60 loss at Missouri State on Nov. 9.

Next up for Purdue is a pair of tough road games. The Boilermakers visit No. 14 Florida State on Wednesday night and then take on No. 9 Michigan in the Big Ten opener next Saturday.

KEY STAT

Purdue got 37 points from its reserves. Robert Morris' starters finished with 27.

Evan Boudreaux, a graduate transfer from Dartmouth, and freshman Trevion Williams had nine points apiece. Eric Hunter Jr. and Sasha Stefanovic each scored eight for the Boilermakers.

''You have to be able to get some depth on your team,'' Painter said. ''Evan Boudreaux has really done well for us, he's more like a starter though. Sasha and Eric knocking down a couple of 3s was really good. Any time we can put guys out there that can stretch the defense for us is helping us across the board. The more people they have to worry about, the better.''

UP NEXT

Robert Morris: Hosts Youngstown State on Wednesday night.

Purdue: Takes on the Seminoles in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge.

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Key Players
M. McConnell
23 G
R. Cline
14 G
33.2 Min. Per Game 33.2
13.8 Pts. Per Game 13.8
4.2 Ast. Per Game 4.2
3.6 Reb. Per Game 3.6
15.4 Field Goal % 43.7
11.1 Three Point % 40.4
100.0 Free Throw % 100.0
+ 2 Sayveon McEwen made jump shot, assist by Dante Treacy 21.0
  Lost ball turnover on Tommy Luce, stolen by Chris Coalmon 29.0
  Defensive rebound by Kyle King 47.0
  Sayveon McEwen missed 2nd of 2 free throws 47.0
+ 1 Sayveon McEwen made 1st of 2 free throws 47.0
  Shooting foul on Tommy Luce 47.0
  Defensive rebound by Cameron Wilbon 55.0
  Eric Hunter Jr. missed 3-pt. jump shot 57.0
+ 2 Malik Petteway made jump shot 1:25
  3-second violation turnover on Trevion Williams 1:42
  Offensive rebound by Eric Hunter Jr. 1:51
Team Stats
Points 46 84
Field Goals 17-54 (31.5%) 26-58 (44.8%)
3-Pointers 4-16 (25.0%) 12-27 (44.4%)
Free Throws 8-10 (80.0%) 20-23 (87.0%)
Total Rebounds 27 43
Offensive 8 13
Defensive 18 27
Team 1 3
Assists 8 18
Steals 6 9
Blocks 2 9
Turnovers 17 13
Fouls 20 15
Technicals 0 0
10 PTS, 3 REB
19 PTS, 5 AST
12T
away team logo Robert Morris 3-3 232346
home team logo 24 Purdue 5-1 444084
Team Stats
away team logo Robert Morris 3-3 69.9 PPG 37 RPG 13.8 APG
home team logo 24 Purdue 5-1 76.1 PPG 40.3 RPG 14.5 APG
Key Players
5
M. Petteway F 9.5 PPG 5.1 RPG 0.4 APG 48.6 FG%
3
C. Edwards G 23.6 PPG 3.6 RPG 3.0 APG 38.9 FG%
Top Scorers
M. Petteway F 10 PTS 3 REB 0 AST
C. Edwards G 19 PTS 0 REB 5 AST
31.5 FG% 44.8
25.0 3PT FG% 44.4
80.0 FT% 87.0
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Jo. Williams 8 4 0 2/7 2/4 2/2 3 34 2 0 4 0 4
M. McConnell 7 2 2 2/7 1/5 2/2 2 22 0 0 2 1 1
C. Bain 7 6 1 3/7 1/2 0/0 0 21 1 0 3 1 5
Y. Mendy 5 0 0 2/5 0/0 1/2 4 16 0 0 0 0 0
Jo. Williams 0 2 3 0/3 0/2 0/0 0 24 0 0 2 2 0
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Jo. Williams 8 4 0 2/7 2/4 2/2 3 34 2 0 4 0 4
M. McConnell 7 2 2 2/7 1/5 2/2 2 22 0 0 2 1 1
C. Bain 7 6 1 3/7 1/2 0/0 0 21 1 0 3 1 5
Y. Mendy 5 0 0 2/5 0/0 1/2 4 16 0 0 0 0 0
Jo. Williams 0 2 3 0/3 0/2 0/0 0 24 0 0 2 2 0
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
M. Petteway 10 3 0 4/8 0/0 2/2 4 18 0 0 2 2 1
C. Wilbon 4 2 0 2/6 0/1 0/0 1 16 0 1 2 0 2
S. McEwen 3 1 0 1/1 0/0 1/2 0 3 0 0 0 0 1
K. Thomas 2 4 0 1/6 0/1 0/0 3 22 1 1 0 1 3
C. Coalmon 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0
D. Treacy 0 2 2 0/4 0/1 0/0 3 21 1 0 2 1 1
S. Rouse - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Cole - - - - - - - - - - - - -
P. Gebrewhit - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 46 26 8 17/54 4/16 8/10 20 200 6 2 17 8 18
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
C. Edwards 19 0 5 5/17 3/8 6/6 2 27 4 1 2 0 0
R. Cline 17 4 1 6/10 5/7 0/0 0 27 0 1 1 0 4
M. Haarms 5 5 2 2/5 0/0 1/2 2 16 0 3 2 2 3
N. Eastern 4 3 3 2/2 0/0 0/0 2 22 1 0 0 0 3
G. Eifert 2 8 1 1/4 0/2 0/0 2 23 2 1 1 5 3
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
C. Edwards 19 0 5 5/17 3/8 6/6 2 27 4 1 2 0 0
R. Cline 17 4 1 6/10 5/7 0/0 0 27 0 1 1 0 4
M. Haarms 5 5 2 2/5 0/0 1/2 2 16 0 3 2 2 3
N. Eastern 4 3 3 2/2 0/0 0/0 2 22 1 0 0 0 3
G. Eifert 2 8 1 1/4 0/2 0/0 2 23 2 1 1 5 3
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
E. Boudreaux 9 5 0 1/2 0/0 7/7 1 17 0 1 2 2 3
T. Williams 9 1 0 4/4 0/0 1/2 1 7 0 0 1 1 0
S. Stefanovic 8 6 0 3/6 2/4 0/0 0 16 2 1 1 1 5
E. Hunter Jr. 8 4 6 2/5 2/4 2/2 2 22 0 0 1 2 2
A. Wheeler 3 2 0 0/3 0/2 3/4 2 17 0 1 1 0 2
T. Luce 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 1 3 0 0 1 0 0
K. King 0 2 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 3 0 0 0 0 2
E. Dowuona - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 84 40 18 26/58 12/27 20/23 15 200 9 9 13 13 27