Despite getting a game-best 30 points for John Shurna Sunday, the Northwestern Wildcats lost to the Purdue Boilermakers, 87-77, in a Big Ten Conference men's basketball game at Mackey Arena in West Lafayette, IN. The Wildcats (15-9) had their four-game winning streak snapped and took a huge hit to their NCAA Tournament resume.
Robbie Hummel score a team-best 25 points and collected eight rebounds for Purdue (16-9), which outscored Northwestern 30-20 in the game's final seven minutes. Junior D.J. Byrd added 20 points for the Boilermakers who outrebounded the Wildcats, 37-25.
Despite the disparity in rebounds, Northwestern shot 49.1-percent from the floor, however, it just wasn't enough to overcome the physical play of Purdue.
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