Scores

Final

N Illinois 34

(0-1, 0-1 away)

Purdue 96

(1-0, 1-0 home)

    Coverage: ESPN3

    7:00 PM ET, November 11, 2011

    Mackey Arena, West Lafayette, Indiana

    1 2 T
    NIU 20 1434
    PUR 46 5096

    Top Performers

    Northern Illinois: T. Toler 11 Pts, 4 Reb

    Purdue: R. Hummel 21 Pts, 1 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl

    Purdue 96, N. Illinois 34

    Associated Press

    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Robbie Hummel scored 21 points to help Purdue defeat Northern Illinois 96-34 Friday night in the season opener for both teams.

    It was Hummel's first regular-season game since he tore the ACL in his right knee in February 2010. He made 5 of 7 3-pointers in 20 minutes as Purdue rolled to the third-largest margin of victory in school history and the largest since 1911. It also was Purdue's 18th straight home win.

    Purdue rededicated Mackey Arena during the first regular-season game since the facility was updated as part of a $100 million renovation project. It also was the first game on the new floor, which was replaced after flooding during the offseason.

    Purdue forced 28 turnovers and held the Huskies to 25 percent shooting.

    Tim Toler scored 11 points for Northern Illinois in coach Mark Montgomery's debut at the school.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    NIU
    PUR
    Points 34 96
    FG Made-Attempted 14-57 (.246) 31-67 (.463)
    3P Made-Attempted 3-18 (.167) 14-28 (.500)
    FT Made-Attempted 3-5 (.600) 20-26 (.769)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 23 (0/0) 13 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 62

    2011-12 Season

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