WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) -- Zach Morley scored a career-high 22
points to help Wisconsin snap a 29-game losing streak at Mackey
Arena with a 77-68 win over Purdue on Wednesday night.
After hitting just nine 3-pointers in the first 11 games this
season, Morley made a career-high six 3s for Wisconsin (10-2, 1-0
Big Ten), which hadn't won at Purdue since 1972.
Shariff Chambliss added 16 points and six assists for the
Badgers, who won their fifth in a row.
Carl Landry led Purdue with 23 points on 8-of-10 shooting. But
in what has been a recurring problem for the junior college
transfer this season, Landry got into foul trouble early and Purdue
(4-7, 0-1) was lost without him.
When Landry went to the bench with his third foul just three
minutes into the second half, Wisconsin went on a 16-7 run to take
The Badgers hit five straight 3-pointers -- four by Morley -- in a
four-minute span to take a 50-37 lead.
Purdue never got closer than nine points the rest of the way.
David Teague scored 20 points and grabbed six rebounds for
Purdue, which hosts No. 1 Illinois on Saturday.
The Boilermakers started out strong, using a 12-3 run in the
first six minutes to open up a 16-9 lead. But Landry sat the final
11 minutes of the half after picking up his second foul, and
Wisconsin took advantage.
The Badgers were brilliant from 3-point range all game, making a
season-high 14 of 22 attempts. Their first six baskets were
3-pointers, and they shot 8-for-10 from behind the arc in the first
half compared to just 2-for-15 inside 3-point range.
Chambliss hit the seventh 3 of the first half with just under
four minutes to play for a 23-22 lead, which sparked a 12-2 run
that gave Wisconsin a 30-26 lead at halftime.
Purdue also didn't have much help from its home crowd. Mackey
Arena was less than half full, thanks in part to the students being
on break for the holidays and an ice storm in the area.
Wisconsin's last win at Mackey Arena was an 84-65 victory on
Feb. 15, 1972.