Boxscore
Purdue 79, Nebraska 61
Thursday, March 8, 2012 7:55 PM
Location - Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana
Officials - Steve McJunkins, Steve Oglesby, Ted Valentine
Attendance - 17257

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Nebraska 31 30 61
Purdue 39 40 79

Recap


Purdue 79, Nebraska 61: Anthony Johnson scored a career-high 17 points and the Boilermakers shot 13 of 25 from the 3-point line to cruise past the fading Cornhuskers in the first round of the Big Ten tournament in Indianapolis.
 
Terone Johnson added 16 points while Ryne Smith went 5 of 8 beyond the arc to lead the 3-point explosion and finish with 15 points for Purdue (21-11), which will qualify for the conference tournament quarterfinals for the sixth straight season.
 
The sixth-seeded Boilermakers will face No. 3 seed Ohio State in quarterfinal action on Friday.
 
Purdue, which used a 17-0 run in the first half to grab an early 13-point lead, let the Huskers (12-18) crawl back within 39-35 early in the second half.
 
However, Hummel hit a layup and a 3-pointer two possessions later, and the Boilermakers pulled away from that point, leading by as many as 20 points late.
 
Bo Spencer had 22 points – his ninth 20-point game – for Nebraska, which closed its season with losses in nine of its final 10 contests.
 
GAME NOTEBOOK: Purdue entered this game averaging 8.7 turnovers – the best mark in the country – had six turnovers at the break, but committed just two in the second half. … The Boilermakers’ 13 3-pointers increased their season total to 259, breaking the school record set by the 2007-08 team. … Nebraska surrendered at least 10 3-pointers in consecutive games for the first time this season.

Nebraska Cornhuskers

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Brandon Ubel 30:00 2-4 0-1 2-2 2 2 4 2 2 0 0 0 6
Toney McCray 31:00 5-9 1-4 2-2 2 6 8 4 3 2 4 1 13
Brandon Richardson 33:00 1-7 0-4 0-0 0 2 2 3 4 0 1 0 2
Bo Spencer 32:00 7-16 4-9 4-4 1 2 3 2 1 1 0 0 22
Caleb Walker 23:00 2-7 0-2 1-2 2 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 5
Mike Fox 13:00 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 1 2 0 2 0 0
Dylan Talley 27:00 4-8 2-5 0-0 0 1 1 1 0 2 1 0 10
Christopher Niemann 2:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Josiah Moore 4:00 1-1 1-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
David Rivers 3:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Kye Kurkowski 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Trevor Menke 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 22-53 8-27 9-10 7 15 22 13 12 6 8 1 61
  41.5% 29.6% 90.0% Team Rebs: 3   Total TO: 8

Purdue Boilermakers

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Travis Carroll 28:00 1-2 0-0 2-2 2 1 3 1 2 0 1 0 4
Robbie Hummel 25:00 3-7 2-3 2-2 3 4 7 2 3 0 1 0 10
Lewis Jackson 26:00 2-4 0-1 1-1 0 4 4 3 2 1 4 0 5
Terone Johnson 34:00 6-11 2-4 2-5 0 6 6 6 1 1 2 0 16
Ryne Smith 28:00 5-8 5-8 0-0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 15
Anthony Johnson 26:00 7-10 1-2 2-4 0 6 6 4 1 1 2 0 17
D.J. Byrd 26:00 3-7 3-7 1-4 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 10
John Hart 3:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Jacob Lawson 1:00 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Dru Anthrop 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Neal Beshears 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sandi Marcius 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 28-50 13-25 10-18 5 23 28 17 14 4 10 0 79
  56.0% 52.0% 55.6% Team Rebs: 5   Total TO: 10
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