No. 21 Purdue beats Nebraska 89-74 behind Hammons’ 32
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — A.J. Hammons scored a career-best 32 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, leading No. 21 Purdue to an 89-74 victory over Nebraska on Saturday.
Rapheal Davis had 17 points and six rebounds, and Isaac Haas scored 13 points for Purdue (19-4, 7-3 Big Ten). Caleb Swanigan contributed six points, 12 rebounds and five assists for the Boilermakers, who improved to 5-0 against Nebraska (12-10, 4-5) in Mackey Arena.
Shavon Shields and Andrew White III each scored 16 to lead Nebraska, which had no answer for 7-footers Hammons and Haas.
Hammons, who had 16 points and eight rebounds in Wednesday’s win at Minnesota, broke his previous best of 30, notched in a loss to Indiana on Jan. 30, 2013.