Robbie Hummel scored 17 points to lead five players in
double figures as Purdue rallied from a 11-point first-half deficit to beat
Iowa 75-68 in a Big Ten Conference game Tuesday in West Lafayette, Ind.
Purdue (14-5, 4-2 Big Ten) used a 30-9 run during an
11-minute stretch which covered the final three minutes of the first half and
the first eight of the second that turned a 34-23 deficit into a 53-43 lead
with 11:58 remaining.
The win moved Purdue into a tie for third place in the
league as the Boilermakers completed a season sweep of Iowa (11-9, 3-4 Big Ten)
for the fifth time in six years. Purdue
has beaten Iowa 10 of the last 11 meetings.
Hummel collected his second straight double-double against
the Hawkeyes and his third of the season, grabbing 11 rebounds as Purdue won
the battle on the boards, 37-28. Hummel
also topped the 1,500-point mark for his career late in the second half.
Lewis Jackson tallied 14 points, 11 coming during the
second-half surge, and Ryne Smith added 12.
Kelsey Barlow and Terone Johnson also were in double digits for Purdue
with 11 and 10 points, respectively, and all of Johnson's were in the second
Purdue, the worst free-throw shooting team in the Big Ten at
61 percent, connected at a 71 percent clip, hitting 25 of 35, while Iowa, one
of the best in the league at 72.8, made only 19 of 30 for 63 percent.
Zach McCabe scored a career-high 20 points to lead the
Hawkeyes while Roy Devyn Marble added 18 and Matt Gatens 12.