No. 19 Purdue beats No. 6 Spartans
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) -- JaJuan Johnson scored 17 points to lead No. 19 Purdue over No. 6 Michigan State 72-54 on Tuesday night and move the Boilermakers within one game of the Spartans in the Big Ten standings.
E'Twaun Moore scored 13 points and Robbie Hummel added 11 for Purdue in his first start since missing three games with a hairline fracture in his lower back. The Boilermakers (20-6, 9-4), who have five games left, won their third straight.
Kalin Lucas scored 14 points and Durrell Summers added 11 for Michigan State (20-5, 10-3), which had won three in a row. The Spartans tied a season low for points.
Michigan State had held its previous three opponents under 50 points, but the Boilermakers shot 48 percent and scored their 50th point with nearly 11 minutes remaining.