9:00 PM ET, December 12, 2009
Coleman Coliseum, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Purdue had to overcome both a big deficit and an Alabama crowd riding a Heisman-Trophy adrenaline rush.Robbie Hummel scored 23 points and the No. 5 Boilermakers used stifling defense to rally from a 16-point second half deficit and beat the Crimson Tide 73-65 on Saturday night. They came into an arena charged by the announcement that tailback Mark Ingram won the school's first Heisman minutes before tipoff.
• Robbie Hummel led Purdue with 23 points as the Boilermakers won for the 22nd straight game against an unranked non-conference opponent.
• The Boilermakers, who outscored Alabama 45-28 in the second half, remain the only unbeaten team in the Big Ten.
• Mikhail Torrence led the Tide with 18 points, but the team was held without a field goal over the final 8:45, scoring just three baskets in the final 14 minutes of the game.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||25-54 (.463)||24-60 (.400)|
|3P Made-Attempted||6-19 (.316)||3-14 (.214)|
|FT Made-Attempted||17-21 (.810)||14-21 (.667)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||19 (0/0)||19 (0/0)|
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