Local Teams

National Basketball Association
Purdue 65, Indiana St. 52
When: 4:00 PM ET, Saturday, December 18, 2010
Where: Conseco Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana
Officials: # John Hughes, # Michael Kitts, # Ron Tyburski
Attendance: 7666

JaJuan Johnson scored 25 of his career-high 31 points in the first half Saturday and No. 17 Purdue used a late spurt to post its fifth straight win, 65-52 over in-state rival Indiana State at Conseco Field House in Indianapolis.

E’Twaun Moore scored all 16 of his points in the second half for the Boilermakers (10-1), who improved to 29-4 all-time against the Sycamores (5-6).

Despite Johnson’s huge day, the Boilermakers needed a 18-7 second-half run to avoid the major upset and improve to 12-10 all-time on the Indiana Pacers’ home court.

Dwayne Lathan’s jumper pulled Indiana State to within 47-45 with 9:08 left. But it was all Boilermakers the rest of the way.

The Sycamores were seeking their first win over a ranked team since 2006, when they knocked off No. 15 Butler. But they couldn’t contain Johnson.

An Indianapolis native, Johnson scored all but seven of Purdue’s 32 first-half points on 9-of-14 shooting. The rest of the team was just 2 for 17 from the floor. As a result, Purdue held a slim 32-30 lead at the break.

Lathan finished with 15 points for Indiana State, which shot just 34 percent (20 of 58).
Top Game Performances
Indiana St.   Purdue
Dwayne Lathan 15 Scoring JaJuan Johnson 31
Jake Odum 4 Assists D.J. Byrd 5
Dwayne Lathan 9 Rebounds Kelsey Barlow 11
Jake Kelly 2 Free Throws Made JaJuan Johnson 11
Jake Kelly 1 Steals E'Twaun Moore 2
Aaron Carter 2 Blocks JaJuan Johnson 3
Team Stats Summary
Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Indiana St. 52 34.5 5-21 7-13 11 37 5 2
Purdue 65 33.3 3-16 24-30 12 34 6 5