Our 8th ranked Purdue Boilermakers beat the Howard Bison 76-40 tonight in Mackey Arena. The Boilers wore gold alternate jerseys. E’Twaun “Smooge” Moore led the team with 16 points. John Hart and D.J. Byrd both finished with12 points. Freshman guard Terone Johnson scored 9. JaJuan “JJ” Johnson had a ‘double double’ with 10 points and 12 rebounds. He also blocked 5 Howard shots. Freshman forward Travis Carroll also made his presence known, grabbing 8 rebounds. As a team, the Boilers out-rebounded Howard 43-30, and had five more shot blocks (9-4). Purdue’s defense was superb, especially in the first half when they held the Bison scoreless for a 6+ minute stretch. Next up for the 1-0 Boilermakers is a home game this Wednesday 11/17 at 7 pm against Alcorn State.
In other Purdue Men’s Basketball news, we just signed two 6’8 forward recruits, Donnie Hale and Jacob Lawson. Both are highly rated, and both will be eligible next season. BOILER UP!!!