Nebraska 31 30 61
Purdue 39 40 79
Date of game: 3/8/2012

Recap: Purdue vs. Nebraska

Indianapolis, IN (Sports Network) - Anthony Johnson scored 17 points, leading five players in double figures, as Purdue dispensed with Nebraska, 79-61, in the opening round of the 2012 Big Ten Conference Tournament at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

Also scoring in double figures for sixth-seeded Purdue (21-11) was Terone Johnson with 16 points, Ryne Smith 15 and both Robbie Hummel and D.J. Byrd with 10 points apiece in the victory.

Leading the way for the 11th-seeded Cornhuskers (12-18) in their first Big Ten Conference Tournament after coming over from the Big 12, was Bo Spencer who tallied a game-high 22 points, while Toney McCray accounted for 13 points and eight rebounds and Dylan Talley 10 points.

Nebraska was able to move out to a four-point lead at the 14:40 mark of the first half, but the team shot only 3-of-12 behind the three-point line in the period, compared to the Boilermakers who knocked down 7-of-13 on the perimeter in order to take a 39-31 lead at the break.

In the second half Purdue once again shot the ball well out from three-point range (6-of-12) in order to cruise to the 18-point win.

Purdue made up for a mere 10-of-18 showing at the free-throw line by hitting on 13-of-25 from the outside and 56.0 percent from the field overall.

With the victory the Boilermakers advance to the quarterfinals on Friday night where they will tangle with third-seeded Ohio State.

Game Notes

Bethune-Cookman elevates Sims to football coach

Bethune-Cookman University didn't need have to look far to keep continuity in its successful Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference football program.

Featured Partners
www.eastridgeretirementcenter.com
The newly modeled East Ridge Residence is a must see with its spacious comfortable apartments. Plus, 3 delicious meals daily, geriatric physician, home healthcare services and fun festive activities. Schedule your visit today!
www.ameripriseadvisors.com/james.m.scotchie
Together we can make a confident retirement possible. Simply click to get started with your private wealth advisor. Talk to Jimmy Scotchie, Certified Financial Planner.
www.comcast.com/cable-internet-packages.html
Get started at $79.99 a month for 12 months. Plus, get a $75 VISA® Prepaid card.
 
Supermarket Guru
From The Archives
Scenic City Roots
Through Irish Eyes
Brand News
Prime Mashup
What's Trending
Megan Wise Goes Outside
Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
 
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.