The Washington Post

Perceived disrespect fuels rout by Purdue



The seventh-ranked Purdue men had a point to prove Friday night and got right to work.

The Boilermake­rs opened the 92- 65 rout with a decisive 23-4 run against Nebraska in West Lafayette, Ind. Zach Edey scored 22 points and Jaden Ivey added 17 to lead Purdue’s scorers.

“Looking back at the games we lost, I just felt we were getting disrespect from a lot of people saying we can’t do this or can’t do that,” Ivey said. “I just came out fired up today, and I’ve got to do that every night.”

The Boilermake­rs (14-2, 3-2 Big Ten) have won two straight and six of their past seven. Coach Matt Painter also captured his 183rd victory in Big Ten play, which broke a tie with former Michigan State coach Jud Heathcote for seventh in career wins among conference coaches.

Keisei Tominaga led the Cornhusker­s with 11 points. Alonzo Verge Jr. and C. J. Wilcher each had 10 points for Nebraska (6-12, 0-7), which has lost five straight and 10 of 11 while dropping to 0-4 this season against ranked foes.

Purdue also needs six wins to become the first Big Ten team with 1,000 regular season wins in conference play.

ILLINOIS 68, MICHIGAN 53: Kofi Cockburn scored 21 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to help the 25th-ranked Fighting Illini (13-3, 6- 0 Big Ten) upend the Wolverines (7-7, 1-3) in Champaign, Ill.

Devante’ Jones led Michigan with 17 points on 7-for-16 shooting and was the only Wolverine to make a three-pointer. Jones brought the Wolverines within six points with 5:16 left, but from there, the Illini’s Trent Frazier took over.

Frazier had a dominant second half, scoring 16 points on 5-for-11 shooting, including a stretch in which he scored 11 straight points for Illinois. He finished with 18 points and seven assists, the latter a career high.

ST. BONAVENTUR­E 73, VCU 53: Jalen Adaway had a career-high 25 points to carry the Bonnies to a rout of the Rams in St. Bonaventur­e, N.Y.

Jaren Holmes had 17 points for St. Bonaventur­e (10-3, 2- 0 Atlantic 10), which earned its fourth consecutiv­e home victory.

Marcus Tsohonis’s 14 points led VCU (10-5, 3-1), which had its seven-game winning streak ended.

No. 2 Cardinal tops Buffaloes

No. 2 Stanford knocked off the last remaining undefeated team in Division I women’s basketball, overcoming a season-high 22 turnovers to beat No. 22 Colorado, 60-52, in Boulder, Colo.

Haley Jones scored 11 points and Ashten Prechtel and Cameron Brink each added 10 for the Cardinal (12-3, 3- 0 Pac-12), which didn’t take the first lead until the third quarter and finally gained some separation on a Prechtel three-pointer in the fourth.

Quay Miller led the Buffaloes (13-1, 2-1) with 16 points.

MARQUETTE 68, GEORGETOWN 32: Playing their first game in more than a month because of a combinatio­n of coronaviru­s protocols and final exams, the Hoyas shot just 23.1 percent (12 for 52) from the field, committed 20 turnovers and were trounced by the Golden Eagles in Milwaukee.

Georgetown (6-5, 1-2 Big East) failed to place a scorer in double figures.

Karissa Mclaughlin led Marquette (11-4, 4-2) with 21 points.

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