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Purdue can't hold back Spartans in 78-65 loss

Updated: February 9, 2013, 11:22 PM ET
Associated Press

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Purdue coach Matt Painter keeps waiting for his team to get tougher.

Instead, the losses just keep getting more painful to dissect.

On Saturday night, the Boilermakers couldn't even take advantage of a banged-up, foul-prone Michigan State squad, allowing Branden Dawson to score 20 points as the 12th-ranked Spartans rolled past Purdue 78-65.

"We let little things bother us, and then it snowballs," Painter said. "They'll a three-point play, we'll miss a ...

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