7:00 PM ET, December 1, 2009
Mackey Arena, West Lafayette, Indiana
Moore's 22 pace Purdue, which rallies from halftime deficit for victory
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- As the final seconds ticked away in Purdue's victory over Wake Forest, the student section chanted "Big Ten basketball" with pride.Purdue had lost six of nine games in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge, but the Boilermakers used toughness and tenacious defense to overcome poor shooting in a 69-58 win Tuesday night.
• Using a 27-9 second-half run, Purdue defeated Wake Forest to earn its 19th straight win against an unranked nonconference opponent.
• The Boilermakers won despite shooting just 1 for 15 from 3-point range. The one 3-pointer is tied for the fewest made in a win since the start of the 1996-97 season
• JaJuan Johnson scored a season-high 21 points and E'Twaun Moore tied a season high with 22 points for Purdue.
• The Boilermakers have won 33 of their last 35 home games vs. nonconference opponents.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||22-52 (.423)||22-64 (.344)|
|3P Made-Attempted||4-8 (.500)||1-15 (.067)|
|FT Made-Attempted||10-19 (.526)||24-31 (.774)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||25 (0/0)||23 (0/0)|
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