Hammons helps Purdue down Ball State, 66-56

A.J. Hammons scored 15 points to help Purdue defeat Ball State 66-56 on Tuesday night. Terone Johnson scored 14 points, D.J. Byrd and Ronnie Johnson scored 11 each and Jacob Lawson added six points and 11 rebounds for the Boilermakers (5-6). Purdue had lost two straight and was coming off an 81-68 loss to Notre Dame.

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Purdue struggled to shake the Cardinals, but a late run put the game away. A loss would have guaranteed the Boilermakers a losing nonconference record.

Jesse Berry scored 22 points and Marcus Posley added 11 for the Cardinals (5-5).

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A.J. Hammons slam home alley-oop:

FINAL: Jesse Berry scored 22 points, but it wasn’t enough to lead Ball State past Purdue, as Cardinals fell 66-56 on Tuesday at Mackey Arena. A.J. Hammons sparked Purdue (5-6), as he contributed 15 points and knocked down 6-of-8 shot attempts in the win. D.J. Byrd had a quality shooting game, nailing 4-of-6 shots from the field and scoring 11 points. The Boilermakers shot 17-of-25 from the free throw line. Purdue also got double-digit contributions from Terone Johnson (14 points) and Ronnie Johnson (11).

HALFTIME: A.J. Hammons has 10 points to lead Purdue to a 27-21 lead over Ball State at the end of the first half. The Cardinals led 11-10 when the Boilermakers went on an 8-0 run to take a seven-point lead, one it held the rest of the half. Terone Johnson scored six point for the Boilers, although it came on a 3-of-9 performance from the field.

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Donald Billiau on 12/18/2012 @ 7:52pm EDT Said:

My cable network (Charter) has 3 channels for the Big 10 network where you usually show various Football games. Why do you not show other basketball games like the Purdue game on one of the channels this evening? Instead you are showing the Ohio state game on all three channels. The Big 10 certainly has enough finances to show other games. I think that I am being short changed by the Big 10 network. Please advise!

    BTN Communications on 12/20/2012 @ 4:40pm EDT Said:

    Hey Donald – During the fall we use Extra Football Game Channels to televise multiple games at a time, however these Extra Game Channels are only available to the Big Ten Network during the 13 football Saturdays of the season.

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