Hummel leads Purdue past Western Carolina 65-60
By CLIFF BRUNT
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) Robbie Hummel scored 19 points to help Purdue defeat Western Carolina 65-60 on Wednesday night.
Purdue was coming off a loss to No. 11 Xavier in which it squandered a 19-point lead in the second half.
Purdue shot just 39 percent from the field and made only 19 of 36 free throws. The Boilermakers got away with it because they held the Catamounts to 37 percent shooting and forced 19 turnovers.
Western Carolina, which lost by 25 at South Carolina. 32 at Iowa State and 20 at Northern Iowa, led 29-21 at the break.
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Updated December 7, 2011