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Men’s Basketball: Purdue defeats Buffalo, 101-65

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Purdue defeated Buffalo 101-65 on Saturday. Chris Kramer and E’Twaun Moore scored 14 points each, JaJuan Johnson scored 12 and Robbie Hummel scored 11 points for the No. 4 Boilermakers (7-0).

Rodney Pierce led Buffalo (3-3) with 22 points and Calvin Betts added 14.

The Boilermakers entered the game shooting 27 percent from 3-point range, but they made six 3s in the first 10 minutes of the second half to help stretch a 45-26 halftime lead to 80-40. Purdue made 1 of 8 3s in the first half, but 11 of 16 in the second.

Seven different Purdue players made at least one 3-pointer. Purdue coach Matt Painter cleared the bench with about five minutes to play.

It was the second-highest point total for a Purdue team in five seasons under Painter, and the second time since the start of the 1999-2000 season that the Boilermakers reached the century mark.

Buffalo took a 15-14 lead before the Boilermakers responded with a 15-2 run. A powerful two-handed alley-oop dunk by Johnson on an assist from Keaton Grant and the free throw after the foul gave the Boilermakers a 30-17 lead.

Purdue extended its lead to 45-26 at halftime. The Boilermakers shot 50 percent from the field, and Kramer led the way with 10 points on 5-for-5 shooting. The Boilermakers forced 14 turnovers and held the Bulls to 34 percent shooting in the first 20 minutes.

Purdue’s D.J. Byrd, Moore and Ryne Smith each made a 3-pointer in a two-minute span to turn a 59-34 lead into a 68-38 edge with 13 minutes to play.

Purdue led by as many as 43 points. The Boilermakers shot 52 percent from the field after failing to shoot better than 46 percent in any of their previous six games.

Purdue had last scored more than 100 points in a 102-65 win over Southeast Missouri State on Dec. 30, 2006.

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