Scores

Final

Ball State 56

(5-5, 1-3 away)

Purdue 66

(5-6, 4-2 home)

    Coverage: ESPN3

    7:00 PM ET, December 18, 2012

    Mackey Arena, West Lafayette, Indiana

    1 2 T
    BALL 21 3556
    PUR 27 3966

    Top Performers

    Ball State: J. Berry 22 Pts, 1 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl

    Purdue: A. Hammons 15 Pts, 5 Reb, 3 Blk

    Purdue 66, Ball St. 56

    Associated Press

    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- A.J. Hammons scored 15 points to help Purdue defeat Ball State 66-56 on Tuesday night.

    Terone Johnson scored 14 points, D.J. Byrd and Ronnie Johnson scored 11 each and Jacob Lawson added six points and 11 rebounds for the Boilermakers (5-6). Purdue had lost two straight and was coming off an 81-68 loss to Notre Dame.

    Purdue struggled to shake the Cardinals, but a late run put the game away. A loss would have guaranteed the Boilermakers a losing nonconference record.

    Jesse Berry scored 22 points and Marcus Posley added 12 for the Cardinals (5-5).

    Purdue led 27-21 at halftime despite making just 11 of 31 shots in the first half. The Boilermakers made 12 of 21 after the break. Purdue held Ball State to 35 percent shooting and forced the Cardinals into 17 turnovers.

    Ball State's other game against a Big Ten opponent was a 101-53 loss to Indiana.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    BALL
    PUR
    Points 56 66
    FG Made-Attempted 18-52 (.346) 23-52 (.442)
    3P Made-Attempted 7-19 (.368) 3-8 (.375)
    FT Made-Attempted 13-19 (.684) 17-25 (.680)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 19 (0/0) 22 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 2 10

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