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Recap - Purdue Defeats Illinois 66-58

A.J. Hammons scored 17 points leading Purdue to a 66-58 victory over Illinois at State Farm Center on Wednesday.

Purdue won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 6-point spread as underdogs.

Purdue got 13 points from Ronnie Johnson and another 10 points from Terone Johnson. Kendall Stephens contributed 3 assists, while A.J. Hammons cleaned the glass with 8 rebounds.

Illinois got 13 points from Tracy Abrams in a losing cause and another 11 points from Joseph Bertrand. Tracy Abrams contributed 5 assists for them, while Rayvonte Rice had 7 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed Illinois were victorious, as the score was 33-29 at the break.

Purdue won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 42-28.