Recap: Purdue 88, Boston College 67
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[December 05, 2013]
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue 88, Boston College 67: Terone
Johnson scored 18 points to lead the host Boilermakers to their fifth
straight win in the Big Ten-ACC Challenge.
Ronnie Johnson added 15 points and six assists for Purdue (7-2),
which improves to 7-6 in the Challenge. Kendall Stephens chipped in
11 points, hitting all three of his 3-point attempts.
Ryan Anderson had 16 points for Boston College (3-5) and Olivier
Hanlan added 15 points and eight rebounds. Alex Dragicevich added 13
points for the Eagles, who committed 13 turnovers.
Purdue used a 25-8 run to build a 43-28 lead with three minutes left
in the first half, getting a pair of 3-pointers and a jumper from
Stephens to start the spree. Ronnie Johnson hit a floater in the
final seconds of the first half and opened the second with a
three-point play and an assist on the way to a 54-34 lead.
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The Boilermakers couldn't put together two good
halves during a disappointing weekend at the Old Spice Classic
but never allowed the Eagles to get closer than 13 in the second
half Wednesday. Sterling Carter stopped two four-point runs by
Boston College with 3-pointers, the second with 7:32 left, to
prevent the Eagles from making a late charge.
GAME NOTEBOOK: The Boilermakers' five wins is the longest active
streak in the Challenge. ... Purdue C A.J. Hammons had an
assist, a bucket, a block and another assist on three
consecutive possessions during the first-half run. ... Hanlan,
who scores the majority of his points in the second half, had 10
of his 15 after the break.