Sports
11:01 pm
Wed December 7, 2011

Purdue Tops Western Carolina

Purdue’s men’s basketball team rebounded from its second loss of the season with a 65-60 win over Western Carolina.

The Boilers were down at halftime, but regained the lead early in the second period en route to their eighth win of the season

Head Coach Matt Painter says his team’s struggles are due in part to ailing physically, but says they need to also be mentally stronger.

The win is the 23rd in a row for Purdue inside Mackey Arena.

Robbie Hummel led all scorers with 19 and Lewis Jackson added 15.

The Boilers take on Eastern Michigan Saturday at home at four.