West Lafayette, Ind. (AP)Evan Boudreaux scored a season-high 18 points to lead five Purdue players in double figures in a 104-68 rout against No. 17 Iowa in on Wednesday night.
Boudreaux hit 7 of 9 shots and had a team-high eight rebounds
Jahaad Proctor, Matt Haarms and Sasha Stefanovic each scored 15 points for the Boilermakers (13-10, 6-6 Big Ten). Proctor made all six of his shots. Purdue’s Eric Hunter Jr. added 13 points and a team-high seven assists.
The Boilermakers shot a season-high 63 percent and reached the 100-point mark for the first time this season.
Luka Garza led the Hawkeyes (16-7, 7-5) with 26 points and was their only player in double figures.
Purdue dominated from the start and led by as many as 39 points.
The Boilermakers made 11 of 20 3-pointers in the first half to take a 61-36 halftime lead. Purdue shot 65% in the first half.
Iowa shot 43% for the game and 24% from 3-point range.
The Boilermakers had just two turnovers in the opening half and nine for the game. Iowa had 14 turnovers.
After Iowa’s Garza scored the opening basket, Purdue scored 17 unanswered points to take command for good.
The Boilermakers went on a 9-0 run, including six points on Proctor’s back-to-back 3-pointers, to push the lead to 39-18.
Iowa: The Hawkeyes are struggling on the road in the conference. They had won four of the previous five games, but all of those victories were at home. Iowa dropped to 1-5 in Big Ten road games.
Purdue: The Boilermakers had quite a night offensively after being held to 37 points in one loss and 50 in another setback last month and averaging 62 points over their previous two games.
Iowa will drop in the rankings after the lopsided loss. How much the team falls in the poll will depend on how the Hawkeyes do against Nebraska.
Iowa: Hosts the Cornhuskers on Saturday night.
Purdue: Plays Indiana on the road Saturday, aiming for a sixth straight win in the rivalry.
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