Wednesday BBall Results
|Purdue 70 Ball State 57|
The Boilermakers improved to 5-1 win their victory over winless Ball State. Purdue struggled at times with the Cardinals and actually trailed with 15:47 left in the second half. A 17-2 Boilermaker run followed to secure victory and help Purdue avoid the upset. Sophomore Keaton Grant led all scorers with 15 points on just six shots. Grant was 4 of 6 from the three-point line and added 3 free throws. Tarrance Crump added 13 off the bench on 5 of 8 shooting, and making all three of his 3-pointers attempted. Up next for Purdue is a road test at Missouri on Saturday.
Boilers stumble, recover in victory - Indianapolis Star
Grant leads Purdue to 70-57 win over in-state rival Ball State - International Herald Tribune
Iowa 62 Northern Iowa 55
Iowa saw the return of junior guard Tony Freeman and got a big game out of freshman Jake Kelly en route to a 62-55 road win over UNI. The Hawkeyes had lost two straight to UNI and hadn't won on the Panther's homecourt since 1999. Iowa shot 50% for the game and was 10 of 17 from the 3-point line as a team. The Hawkeyes also dominated the boards, outrebounding UNI 37 to 16. Freeman did not start, but played 24 minutes off the bench and scored 15 points on 5 of 7 shooting, including 3 for 3 from beyond the arc. Kelly was the games leading scorer with 19 points on 6 of 13 shooting. Iowa improved to 6-4 with the win and faces another in-state foe on Saturday at Iowa State.
Freshman, Freeman lead Hawks over Panthers - Des Moines Register
Freeman returns, carries Hawks past UNI - Quad City Times