WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) - Robbie Hummel scored 14 points to
help No. 7 Purdue beat Kentucky Wesleyan 74-52 on Monday night in
its final exhibition game.
Freshman Patrick Bade scored 12 points and Ryne Smith added 10
for the Boilermakers, who open regular-season play Friday against
Cal State Northridge.
Kwan Waller scored 16 points for Kentucky Wesleyan, a Division
II school coming off a 55-52 win over Division I Evansville on
Wesleyan guard Marico Stinson, a transfer from Indiana State who
scored 24 points in a win over Purdue in 2006, was held to seven
points on 3-of-10 shooting.
After falling behind 12-8 midway through the first half, the
Boilermakers responded with an 18-0 run to lead 26-12 with 5:19
left in the half. The Boilermakers held the Panthers without a
field goal for a 7-minute stretch in the first half.
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