No. 7 Michigan uses strong defense to rout Purdue 70-53
– Michigan coach Juwan Howard put the emphasis on defense from the first time his entire team practiced this season. On a night Isaiah Livers matched his season high with 22 points and Eli Brooks added 11, the seventh-ranked Wolverines used a staunch defense to pull away from Purdue 70-53. Purdue: While the Boilermakers had been the Big Ten's hottest team, they sputtered without Stefanovic. POLL IMPLICATIONSWith wins over Maryland and at Purdue this week, the Wolverines won't go anywhere but up in the Top 25. Purdue: Williams has 12 straight double-doubles.
Williams, Hunter lead Purdue past No. 20 Ohio State 67-60
Ohio State forward Kyle Young (25) shoots over Purdue forward Trevion Williams (50) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in West Lafayette, Ind., Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020. The junior forward had 16 points, nine rebounds and a career-high eight assists to lead Purdue past No. '”Hunter played well, too, scoring a season-high 15 points as Purdue (5-2, 1-0) won for the fourth time in five games. After his 30-point, 11-rebound game Saturday against Indiana State, Williams was impressive again Wednesday. Ohio State and Purdue finally got to square off — 279 days after their previous matchup was canceled.