Purdue 81, Western Illinois 67

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 7:00 PM
Location - Mackey Arena, West Lafayette, Indiana
Officials - Terry Oglesby, Ron Tyburski, Todd Williams
Attendance - 3046

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Western Illinois 34 33 67
Purdue 37 44 81

Recap


Purdue 81, Western Illinois 67: Freshman forward A.J. Hammons led four double-digit scorers with 15 pointsas the host Boilermakers pulled away from the Leathernecks to advance to Monday's College Basketball Invitational quarterfinals against Santa Clara.

Purdue (16-17) was also helped by freshmen guards Ronnie Johnson, who scored 14, and Rapheal Davis, who added 12. Junior guard Terone Johnson (10 points) and senior forward D.J. Byrd, who shot 3-for-5 from deep, combined for 19 points.

Senior forward Don McAvoy III scored 16 points to lead Western Illinois (22-9), which lost consecutive games for just the second time this season. Sophomore guard Remy Roberts-Burnett had 15 points, and junior center Michael Ochereobia and junior forward Adam Link each chipped in 12.

The Leathernecks led for a majority of the first half, but Ronnie Johnson's layup five minutes before the break gave the Boilermakers the lead for the duration. Purdue's lead grew to double figures when Byrd hit a 3-pointer to make it 54-42 with 12:33 to go.

The Boilermakers shot 58.5 percent, including 7-of-11 shooting from 3-point range. 

GAME NOTEBOOK: This was Purdue's first College Basketball Invitational game. … Boilermaker coach Matt Painter is tied with Ray Eddy for third place on the program's all-time wins list with 176. … Purdue improved to 13-0 all-time against Summit League teams, including five wins over Western Illinois.

Western Illinois Leathernecks

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Jack Houpt 37:00 2-5 2-5 0-0 0 1 1 2 2 1 1 0 6
Remy Roberts-Burnett 33:00 7-13 1-1 0-0 0 1 1 5 1 1 0 0 15
Jordan Foster 30:00 0-4 0-3 0-0 1 0 1 3 2 1 1 0 0
Adam Link 36:00 5-9 0-0 2-2 1 4 5 5 3 2 3 0 12
Michael Ochereobia 29:00 5-9 0-0 2-3 2 2 4 0 3 1 0 0 12
Don McAvoy III 28:00 5-9 2-4 4-7 0 3 3 0 1 2 3 0 16
Jason Hawthorne 5:00 2-2 2-2 0-0 1 2 3 0 0 0 1 0 6
Jamaal Walker 1:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Isaiah Duncan 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 26-52 7-15 8-12 5 13 18 15 12 8 9 0 67
  50.0% 46.7% 66.7% Team Rebs: 3   Total TO: 9

Purdue Boilermakers

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
A.J. Hammons 17:00 6-11 0-0 3-3 2 2 4 1 2 0 2 1 15
Ronnie Johnson 35:00 6-9 0-0 2-2 1 1 2 4 0 2 3 0 14
D.J. Byrd 28:00 3-5 3-5 0-0 0 1 1 2 1 1 0 0 9
Terone Johnson 35:00 4-10 1-2 1-1 0 2 2 5 3 0 3 0 10
Rapheal Davis 21:00 4-5 2-2 2-3 0 5 5 1 2 1 0 0 12
Dru Anthrop 24:00 2-2 0-0 0-0 4 2 6 4 1 3 1 0 4
Sandi Marcius 13:00 2-4 0-0 4-4 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 1 8
Anthony Johnson 7:00 1-2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 2
Travis Carroll 7:00 1-2 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 3 0 0 0 2
Donnie Hale 6:00 2-2 1-1 0-0 0 3 3 0 0 0 1 0 5
Jacob Lawson 2:00 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Neal Beshears 3:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Stephen Toyra 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
John Mckeeman 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 31-53 7-11 12-13 7 18 25 19 13 7 12 3 81
  58.5% 63.6% 92.3% Team Rebs: 4   Total TO: 12