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Keys to the game

Purdue rallied from a halftime deficit to defeat Western Carolina 65-60 in front of 13,904 Wednesday at Mackey Arena.

Robbie Hummel led the Boilermakers with 19 points. Lewis Jackson added 15 points.

Here are the highlights.

Key number: 30. Western Carolina shot 30 percent in the second half. Purdue trailed 29-21 at halftime, but opened the second half on a 10-0 run.

Key moment: The Catamounts regained the lead 37-35 with 11:57 to go. The Boilermakers responded with a 14-3 run and held on the rest of the way.

That's a fact: The Boilermakers won despite shooting just 52.8 percent (19 of 36) from the foul line.

Up next: Purdue (8-2) has a home game Saturday against Eastern Michigan. The contest begins at 4 p.m. and will on BTN.


"Free throws? We're not very good at them. We're going to keep shooting them. Keep getting guys in their rhythm and keep putting in time."

- Purdue coach Matt Painter