HALFTIME: Purdue leads 33-27 over Bucknell at the half thanks to solid production from Donnie Hale, who has eight points on 4-6 shooting. The long-distance game has been bottled up for the Boilermakers, who made 2-of-9 from beyond the arc in the first half, while shooting 54 percent (13-of-24) on two-point shots.
The Bison have been effective inside, making 11-of-20 two-point field goals, but Bucknell has struggled on the perimeter, shooting 1-for-7 from three-point range.
The Bison’s Cameron Ayers already has nine points.
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