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.