Purdue 72, Lamar 39
Terone Johnson scored 16 points and A.J. Hammons added 13 as
Purdue routed Lamar 72-39 on Tuesday night.
The win allowed the young Boilermakers to climb back to .500
after Saturday’s rare nonconference home loss to Xavier.
Boilermakers coach Matt Painter made sure it didn’t happen again
Tuesday when his former AAU teammate Pat Knight, the son of former
Indiana coach Bob Knight, came to town.
A week earlier, Knight was ejected from a game at Alabama after
drawing two technical fouls. He was much more serene at Purdue
despite another blowout.
The Boilers (4-4) jumped to an early 19-8 lead, extended the
margin to 26-10 and led 36-17 at the half. Lamar (1-7) never
challenged in the second half, its eighth consecutive game outside
its home arena.
The Cardinals were led by Stan Brown with 14 points, but shot
just 30.4 percent from the field.