Purdue 62 – Michigan State 38


What started as a real close game turned into a blowout tonight at Mackey Arena. Through Zimco Materials I was able to get some really good seats close to the Purdue bench to watch tonight’s game. Purdue trailed much of the first half only to tie the game up at 26 going into the half. Purdue could get close, but just not take the lead during the first half. When the second half started, Purdue came out inspired. They held the Spartans to 12 points the whole half, and in the process tied a school record for fewest points allowed in a half. During that second half they shot fantastic. David Teague caught fire once again reminding me of the display he put on during the Illinois game. He finished the game with 20 points and 9 rebounds. Of his 20, 18 came in the second half. Carl Landry scored 20 points as well for the Boilers. He finished the game only five points shy of having 1,000 for his career. He will likely get that Saturday at Ohio State. One Big Ten player who did not live up to his hype tonight was Drew Neitzel. He came into the game averaging 19 a contest, but only scored 5. Good defense by Kramer, Grant, and Crump were a big factor in this. In the last couple minutes of the game the Boilers put in Bobby Riddell. He was 0-2 on his shots, but the place would have exploded had he made a basket. This game was extremely fun to watch, and I cannot wait until next Wednesday when the Hoosiers come to town.

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