WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) -- Chris Lutz scored 18 points to lead
Purdue to a 79-69 win over Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne Tuesday night.
The Boilermakers (5-4) didn't win their fifth game last season
until Jan. 30 and never went above .500 during a 7-21 season. The
Boilermakers improved to 5-0 at home and put two victories together
for the second time this season.Kyle Savely led IPFW (2-8) with 17 points.Purdue led by as many as 22 points in the first half, but saw
its lead trimmed to seven in the second half before Lutz hit a
3-pointer with 4:41 left. The Boilermakers maintained control from
there.The Mastodons didn't score during the first five minutes of the
game on their way to 25 percent shooting in the first half. Purdue
shot 54 percent from the field in building a 43-26 halftime lead.DeWitt Scott, IPFW's leading scorer at 15 points per game, was
held scoreless in the first half and finished with 10 points.Purdue outrebounded the Mastodons 43-26 and outscored IPFW 24-16
from the free-throw line.Korey Spates scored 14 points and Nate Minnoy had 12 points and
nine rebounds for Purdue. Tyler Best had 15 points and Quintin
Carouthers 14 for IPFW.