WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Draymond Green had 20 points and 10 rebounds, and Austin Thornton scored a career - high 17 points to lead Michigan State past short - handed Purdue 76 - 62 Sunday. By winning their second straight in West Lafayette and sweeping the Boilermakers this season, the Spartans, 22 - 5, 11 - 3 in the Big Ten, took a one - game lead in the conference title chase.
Purdue, 17 - 10, 7 - 7 in league play, had a three - game winning streak snapped. Robbie Hummel scored 24 points to lead the Boilermakers, who played without starting guard Kelsey Barlow and swingman D.J. Byrd. Both were disciplined after a Friday night incident outside a local bar. The Boilermakers missed their scorers.
After taking a 38 - 35 halftime lead, Purdue started the second half by going 1 of 23 from the field and Michigan State took control with a 27 - 8 run.
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