No. 4 Boilermakers smack Buffalo in home win
Both approaches worked, as
“I think it was just great to get layups and easy buckets in the first half,” Kramer said. “The second half, you saw just how we can shoot the ball.”
Even Hummel, who had been struggling with his outside shot this season, made a 3-pointer in the second half and ran downcourt with a big smile on his face. The career 39 percent 3-point shooter had made just 22 percent so far this season.
It was the second-highest point total for a
“It’s satisfaction of having success and getting better,”
Painter never doubted that the
“Once you can hit a couple, you can loosen up,” he said. “We have a lot of guys who can shoot the basketball.”
Painter liked the way his team responded after its win over
“I felt that our guys were really ready to play,” Painter said.
Kramer, better known for his defense, was aggressive from the start. He scored six points in the first 3:20 of the game to surpass his season scoring average of 5.7.
“He did a very good job of getting us off to a good start,” Kramer said. “If the defense is going to sag off, he’ll take that shot. He allows us to have very good balance. He kind of just does what’s needed for the team.”
“I don’t think we need to do anything different,” he said. “We get looks early and often, we just need to knock them down.”