Scores

Final

Purdue 67

(17-9, 7-6 Big Ten)

Illinois 62

(16-10, 5-8 Big Ten)

Coverage: BTN

8:30 PM ET, February 15, 2012

State Farm Center, Champaign, Illinois

1 2 T
PUR 36 3167
ILL 28 3462

Top Performers

Purdue: R. Hummel 19 Pts, 11 Reb, 2 Ast

Illinois: T. Abrams 22 Pts, 2 Reb, 1 Ast

Purdue 67, Illinois 62

Associated Press

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Robbie Hummel scored 19 points and three other Boilermakers scored in double figures Wednesday night, helping Purdue hold off struggling Illinois 67-62.

Lewis Jackson and D.J. Byrd added 13 points each and Terone Johnson scored 12 for Purdue (17-9, 7-6 Big Ten).

The Illini (16-10, 5-8) repeatedly closed to within two over the game's final 10 minutes. But the Boilermakers found a way to climb away every time.

The last came on Hummel's free throw with 19.5 seconds to play that put the Boilers up 65-62. With Illinois forced to foul, Hummel then sank two more.

Freshman Tracy Abrams led Illinois with a career-high 22 points. Brandon Paul added 19 points.

Illinois has lost seven of eight while Purdue has won two straight to stay in the top half of the Big Ten.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
PUR
ILL
Points 67 62
FG Made-Attempted 27-60 (.450) 25-56 (.446)
3P Made-Attempted 7-16 (.438) 3-21 (.143)
FT Made-Attempted 6-10 (.600) 9-11 (.818)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 13 (0/0) 11 (0/0)
Largest Lead 13 5

2011-12 Season

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