EAST LANSING, Mich. (Michigan News Source) – Tied at seven just over five minutes into the game, Purdue went on an 10-0 run and never looked back as they handed Michigan State their fifth Big Ten loss of the year, 77-61. Purdue went on for a 18-point halftime lead, 40-22, and shot 50 percent in the game scoring 22 points off of 14 forced turnovers.

A.J. Hoggard led MSU with 20 points shooting 60-perenct from the floor and Jaden Akins added 12 points. MSU finished shooting 47 percent and 50 percent from the arc but gave up 42 points in the paint.

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After Purdue went up 17-7 on the 10-0 run at 11:36 in the first half, MSU did come within four, 19-15, on an Akins jumper at 10:11. At 8:36, Purdue had a five-point lead, 22-17, on a Hoggard jumper after a Carson Cooper steal trying to get momentum their way. That is as close as MSU would come the rest of the first half. Purdue answered with another 10-0 run to push their lead to 15, 32-17, with 3:51 remaining. UM only scored five points in the final eight minutes as they went down by 18 at the half., 40-22.

Purdue made it a 20-point lead, 42-22, in the first minute of the second half. MSU did outscore the Boilermakers, 39-37, in the half and cut the lead down to 10, 53-43, with 11:45 left. The lead was back to 20 points, 74-54, with 3:45 to go in the game as Purdue went on for the 77-61 win.

MSU will travel to Rutgers University next Saturday playing at Madison Square Garden.