West Lafayette, IN (Sports Network) - D.J. Byrd scored 17 points to lead four
players in double figures as the Purdue Boilermakers took down the West
Virginia Mountaineers, 79-52, in a non-conference affair at Mackey Arena.
Rapheal Davis added 16 points, Anthony Johnson had 12 off the bench and Terone
Johnson chipped in 11 for Purdue (10-8) which has won three straight.
Eron Harris was the only player for West Virginia (8-9) in double figures with
10 points. The Mountaineers have lost four of their last five.
The Boilermakers got out to a 37-23 lead at halftime by shooting 45.5 percent,
including a 3-of-5 showing from beyond the arc, while holding West Virginia to
just 28.6 percent shooting in the first period.
The second half was more of the same as Purdue netted 53.8 percent of its
field goal attempts including a 5-of-6 effort from 3-point range to cruise to
Purdue forced 17 turnovers which the Boilermakers traded in for 22 points.
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