9:00 PM ET, January 27, 2009
Kohl Center, Madison, Wisconsin
Hummel's 3 lifts No. 17 Purdue past Wisconsin for Badgers' fifth straight loss
MADISON, Wis. -- Purdue continued to claw its way back into the Big Ten title race, thanks in large part to a big shot by Robbie Hummel.Hummel's go-ahead 3-pointer with a minute left in the game helped lift the Boilermakers (No. 17 ESPN/USA Today, No. 16 AP) to a 64-63 victory over free-falling Wisconsin on Tuesday night.It was the fifth straight win for Purdue (16-4, 5-2 Big Ten), including two straight on the road -- a sharp turnaround for a preseason favorite that stumbled at the start of conference play with a pair of losses.
• The Boilermakers improved to 16-0 when allowing fewer than 64 points; they are 0-4 when they allow more than 64.
• Wisconsin has lost five straight, the longest losing streak in the Bo Ryan era. It was the first time the Badgers have lost consecutive home games under Ryan.
• Keaton Nankivil scored a career-high 21 and hit a career-high five 3-pointers for Wisconsin.
-- ESPN research
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||25-42 (.595)||22-51 (.431)|
|3P Made-Attempted||6-13 (.462)||11-18 (.611)|
|FT Made-Attempted||8-12 (.667)||8-9 (.889)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||12 (0/0)||15 (0/0)|