Purdue vs Illinois

Illinois 79, Purdue 59

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CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) - D.J. Richardson scored 18 points and Illinois opened up a big first-half lead that buried Purdue 79-59 on Wednesday night.

The win was the third straight for Illinois (18-8, 5-7 Big Ten), which is clawing its way back into the postseason picture. The other wins were resume-builders over No. 1 Indiana and then-No. 18 Minnesota.

A dunk by Tyler Griffey with 8:46 remaining put Illinois up 64-46. The margin was too much for a Boilermakers team that had already tried to dig out of a 16-point first-half hole.

Griffey scored 12 points and Joseph Bertrand had a career-high 12 rebounds.

Terone Johnson led Purdue (12-13, 5-7) with 18 points. Boilermakers coach Matt Painter was ejected for arguing with officials with just over eight minutes to play.

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Scoreboard
Purdue (12-13)293059
Illinois (18-8) «433679

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Purdue Boilermakers
D. Hale, F170-32-33102
A. Hammons, C244-62-240110
D. Byrd, G343-81-121110
T. Johnson, G345-115-640118
R. Johnson, G304-111-47549
R. Davis241-40-03022
A. Johnson191-40-02222
S. Marcius123-70-04016
T. Carroll30-00-00000
J. Lawson30-10-00000
Totals 21-5511-163491259
 38.2%68.8% 
Illinois Fighting Illini
S. McLaurin, F234-80-05018
N. Egwu, C224-100-04128
T. Abrams, G344-93-457113
D. Richardson, G304-118-830218
B. Paul, G221-60-00353
J. Bertrand304-71-112109
T. Griffey195-102-361312
M. Henry143-60-02118
M. LaTulip20-00-00000
K. Berardini10-00-00010
I. Djimde10-00-01000
D. Langford10-00-00000
M. Shaw10-10-02000
Totals 29-6814-1644141679
 42.6%87.5% 
Big Ten
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Michigan St.2-09-14
Purdue2-010-221
Ohio St.2-08-346
Maryland1-19-368
Minnesota1-19-351
Michigan1-18-333
Penn St.1-18-3135
Nebraska1-17-455
Northwestern1-16-4144
Indiana1-15-5180
Wisconsin1-14-7114
Rutgers0-28-3149
Illinois0-27-4183
Iowa0-25-6246
 
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CHAR 71 Final
BUTL 67
NEB 47 Final
IND 76
DEP 78 Final
ND 82
SYR 58 Final
UCONN 66
MIAMI 74 Final
FSU 68
OKST 91 Final
TXTCH 67
UCF 71 Final
MEMP 93
UNC 68 Final
DUKE 73
NMEX 54 Final
FRESNO 48
SDSU 60 Final
CSU 66
ORE 65 Final
WASH 52