staff, November 11, 2012

Anthony Johnson scored 14 points, including a four-point play, to help Purdue defeat Hofstra 83-54 Sunday in the 2K Sports Classic. Sandi Marcius scored 11 points and Ronnie Johnson had nine points, seven assists and six rebounds for the Boilermakers (1-1), who bounced back from a season-opening 70-65 loss to Bucknell.

Terone Johnson, who missed the opener with an ankle injury, came off the bench and scored six points for Purdue.

Jimmy Hall scored 17 points and Moussa Kone added 12 for Hofstra (0-2).

Three Hofstra transfers didn't play – Jamal Coombs-McDaniel (Connecticut), Taran Buie (Penn State) and DaQuan Brown (Fresno State). Coombs-McDaniel and Buie were suspended for violating team rules and Brown isn't eligible because of transfer rules.

Hofstra led just once – with 17:30 left in the first half. The Boilermakers' biggest lead was 29 points late in the first half. Purdue shot 52 percent from the field and outrebounded the Pride 50-22.


A.J. Hammons slams in transition:

Jacob Lawson throws down:

Jacob Lawson steal, alley-oop:

Jacob Lawson with a big-time swat:

FINAL: Behind a solid offensive effort, Purdue defeated Hofstra 83-54 on Sunday at Mackey Arena in West Lafayette. Purdue (1-1) hit 50 percent of its field goals (33-of-66).

Anthony Johnson carried the offensive load for Purdue, finishing with 14 points, 5-of-9 shooting from the field, and 3-of-5 shooting from beyond the arc.

Jacob Lawson shot 4-of-5 from the field and scored eight points for the Boilermakers. Purdue also got a solid contribution from Sandi Marcius, who scored 11.

Moussa Kone contributed 12 points and knocked down 4-of-6 shot attempts for Hofstra (0-2) in a losing effort. The Pride struggled from the floor, shooting 34 percent (19-of-56).

The Boilermakers led 31-11 with 5:41 to go in the first half before they widened the margin to 29 points with an 11-2 run that ended late in the first.

1ST HALF RECAP: Purdue held Hofstra to five first-half field goals, and the Boilermakers lead 42-17 after the first half at Mackey Arena.

Trailing 35-13, the Pride went cold, going 3:18 without a point while Purdue went on a 7-0 run to open up a 29-point lead. For the half, Hostra shot 5-of-21, a 24 percent clip.

Sandi Marcius and Ronnie Johnson led the Boilers with seven points apiece. Jacob Lawson added six points, including two on a highlight-reel steal and slam. Hofstra's Moussa Kone has five points.

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