Ballst 21 35 56
Purdue 27 39 66
Date of game: 12/18/2012

Recap: Purdue vs. Ball State

West Lafayette, IN (Sports Network) - A.J. Hammons scored 15 points for the Purdue Boilermakers as they defeated the Ball State Cardinals 66-56 at Mackey Arena.

Hammons was 6-of-8 from the field and recorded three blocks for the Boilermakers (5-6) who were able to break a two-game losing streak. Terone Johnson added 14 points while both Ronnie Johnson and D.J. Byrd scored 11 points each. Jacob Lawson dominated the boards with a game-high 11 rebounds.

Jesse Berry scored 22 points for Ball State (5-5) which saw its three-game winning streak come to an end. Marcus Posley was the only other Cardinal player in double-figures scoring with 12 points off the bench while Majok Majok pulled down 10 rebounds.

Purdue led 27-21 at the break despite shooting 35.5 percent from the field due to Ball State shooting even worse at 32.0 percent.

In the second half the Boilermakers were much more efficient, shooting 57.1 percent from the floor and outscoring the Cardinals 39-35 to finish off the win.

Ball State had 17 turnovers which led to 17 points for Purdue.

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