Purdue vs Illinois

Purdue 67, Illinois 62

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CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) - Robbie Hummel scored 19 points and three other Boilermakers scored in double figures Wednesday night, helping Purdue hold off struggling Illinois 67-62.

Lewis Jackson and D.J. Byrd added 13 points each and Terone Johnson scored 12 for Purdue (17-9, 7-6 Big Ten).

The Illini (16-10, 5-8) repeatedly closed to within two over the game's final 10 minutes. But the Boilermakers found a way to climb away every time.

The last came on Hummel's free throw with 19.5 seconds to play that put the Boilers up 65-62. With Illinois forced to foul, Hummel then sank two more.

Freshman Tracy Abrams led Illinois with a career-high 22 points. Brandon Paul added 19 points.

Illinois has lost seven of eight while Purdue has won two straight to stay in the top half of the Big Ten.

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Scoreboard
Purdue (17-9) «363167
Illinois (16-10)283462

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Purdue Boilermakers
R. Hummel, F377-113-4112319
T. Carroll, F212-30-04014
L. Jackson, G336-141-235013
D. Byrd, G255-110-051413
K. Barlow, G241-61-22013
R. Smith341-50-01003
T. Johnson235-101-226412
J. Lawson30-00-03000
Totals 27-606-1034141367
 45%60% 
Illinois Fighting Illini
M. Leonard, C374-71-112239
B. Paul, G386-115-740319
D. Richardson, G380-30-03000
T. Abrams, G299-163-321122
J. Bertrand, G296-130-025212
S. Maniscalco170-40-01310
T. Griffey80-20-02000
N. Egwu20-00-00010
M. Henry20-00-00000
Totals 25-569-1129111162
 44.6%81.8% 
Big Ten
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Purdue14-427-819
Wisconsin12-627-1036
Maryland12-624-934
Minnesota11-724-1020
Michigan10-826-1225
Northwestern10-824-1251
Michigan St.10-820-1550
Iowa10-819-1581
Illinois8-1020-1564
Indiana7-1018-1679
Ohio St.7-1117-1590
Penn St.6-1215-18101
Nebraska6-1212-19108
Rutgers3-1515-18172
 
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N Mexico 77 Final
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STMA 60