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Purdue vs Ball State Final: 66-56 - Recap

Purdue earned a 66-56 victory over Ball State on Tuesday, getting 15 points from A.J. Hammons at Mackey Arena.

Purdue did not, however, defeat Ball State against the spread, which closed at 15.5 at most sportsbooks.

Purdue got 14 points from Terone Johnson and another 11 points from D.J. Byrd. Ronnie Johnson contributed 5 assists, while Jacob Lawson cleaned the glass with 11 rebounds.

Ball State got 22 points from Jesse Berry in a losing cause and another 12 points from Marcus Posley. Marcus Posley contributed 3 assists for them, while Majok Majok had 10 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed Purdue were victorious, as the score was 27-21 at the break.

The rebound battle favored Purdue as they grabbed 33 boards, while Ball State only had 32.