Purdue 83, Nebraska 65

Robbie Hummel scored a season-high 29 points to help Purdue

defeat Nebraska 83-65 on Wednesday night.

Hummel made 10 of 18 field goals and 4 of 10 3-pointers while

grabbing seven rebounds for the Boilermakers (18-10, 8-7 Big Ten),

who won the first meeting between the schools since 1979.

D.J. Byrd scored 15 points after being suspended for Sunday’s

game against Michigan State because he was arrested by Indiana

State Police for public intoxication Feb. 17. He got a loud cheer

when he entered the game, then a louder one when he drained a

3-pointer on his first shot.

It was a much-needed win for the Boilermakers, who were reeling

after their 76-62 loss to Michigan State.

Bo Spencer scored 14 of his 19 points in the second half for

Nebraska (12-14, 4-11), which has lost five of six.

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