Purdue 29 37 66
Illinois 33 25 58
Date of game: 1/15/2014

Recap: Illinois vs. Purdue

Champaign, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - A.J. Hammons registered 17 points, eight rebounds and three blocks as the Purdue Boilermakers defeated the Illinois Fighting Illini 66-58 in a Big Ten tilt at the State Farm Center.

Ronnie Johnson tallied 13 points for Purdue (12-5, 2-2 Big Ten). Terone Johnson added 10 points.

Tracy Abrams scored 13 points with five assists for Illinois (13-5, 2-3), which has lost three straight games. Joseph Bertrand and Rayvonte Rice each scored 11 points with Rice also pulling down seven rebounds.

Illinois shot 41.9 percent from the floor in the first half and were left with a 33-29 lead at the intermission. Purdue made just 37.1 percent of its field goal attempts, including 1-of-11 from 3-point range in the period.

The Boilermakers made 48.1 percent of their shot attempts from the field in the second half to push past the Illini, who netted just seven field goals after the break.

Purdue dominated the glass, holding a 42-28 rebounding advantage.

Game Notes

Leinart, Crouch headline 2016 College HOF ballot

Former Heisman Trophy winners Matt Leinart, Eric Crouch and Rashaan Salaam are among 76 Football Bowl Subdivision players on the ballot for election into the 2016 class of the College Football Hall of Fame.

NASCAR News
The Inside Line: Halfway to the Sprint Cup Chase

The regular season in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series has reached its midpoint, with 13 races completed and 13 to go before the championship Chase begins.

Blue Jays activate Navarro from DL

The Toronto Blue Jays activated catcher Dioner Navarro from the 15-day disabled list following a 2-0 loss to the Washington Nationals in the opener of Tuesday's doubleheader.

Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
 
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.
Mobile advertising for this site is available on Local Ad Buy.