Michigan (16-4, 8-0 Big Ten) continued its dominant stretch
over the last month by shooting 60.9 percent, including 7-of-13
from 3-point range. LeVert had 14 points and 11 rebounds while
Derrick Walton Jr. also scored 14 points for the Wolverines.
A.J. Hammons paced Purdue (13-8, 3-5) with 16 points and eight
rebounds while Bryson Scott scored 12 points and Ronnie Johnson
chipped in 11. The Boilermakers shot just 2-of-14 from 3-point
range and did themselves no favors at the free-throw line,
missing seven of their 15 attempts.
Michigan scored 18 of the game's first 26 points, including
3-pointers by Walton, Stauskas, LeVert and Glenn Robinson III — en route to a 37-29 halftime advantage. The long-range shots
were the major difference in the first half, as the Wolverines
were 4-of-7 from beyond the arc while the Boilermakers missed
all six of their attempts.
A dunk by Hammons brought Purdue within 63-54 with 8:38 left,
but Spike Albrecht answered with a layup and a 3-pointer and
Walton knocked down a 3 a few minutes later to create a 17-point
cushion. Walton finished 6-of-7 from the field while Jordan
Morgan was 4-of-6 for 11 points for the Wolverines.
GAME NOTEBOOK: Stauskas led all scorers with 11 points at
halftime as the sophomore wasted little time reaching double
figures in scoring for the 12th straight game. ... Purdue kept
the game relatively close by grabbing 16 offensive rebounds and
forcing 16 turnovers. ... Robinson had a quiet night, finishing
with eight points and three boards.
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