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Purdue rolls past Loyola of Chicago

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

By CLIFF BRUNT

AP Sports Writer

WEST LAFAYETTE -- E'Twaun Moore scored 14 points, and No. 11 Purdue defeated Loyola of Chicago 78-46 on Tuesday night to advance to the NIT Season Tip-Off semifinals.

Robbie Hummel scored 13 points and Marcus Green had 12 points and matched his career-high with 10 rebounds for the Boilermakers (3-0).

Purdue had only been to New York's Madison Square Garden for the semifinals once in three previous tries. The Boilermakers lost to North Carolina in the semifinals in 1998.

Justin Cerasoli had 14 points for the Ramblers (1-2), who were coming off a 74-53 win over Georgia on Monday and shot just 30 percent against the Boilermakers.

No. 11 PURDUE 78, LOYOLA OF CHICAGO 46

LOYOLA OF CHICAGO (1-2)

Cerasoli 5-14 2-2 14, Blount 0-6 3-4 3, Polka 2-8 2-2 6, Forman 1-3 0-0 2, Williams 3-7 0-0 6, Hicks 2-4 0-0 4, Gibler 1-2 1-2 3, Stanley 1-1 0-3 2, Van Weelden 0-0 0-0 0, Thomas 1-5 0-0 3, McCammon 0-1 0-0 0, Sterling 1-1 0-0 3, Benkoske 0-5 0-0 0. Totals 17-57 8-13 46.

PURDUE (3-0)

Hummel 3-6 5-5 13, Johnson 4-9 0-1 8, Kramer 0-2 0-0 0, Grant 4-8 0-0 11, Moore 7-13 0-0 14, Riddell 1-2 0-0 3, Green 5-7 2-3 12, Jackson 0-4 2-2 2, Smith 1-4 0-0 2, Wohlford 1-1 0-0 2, Calasan 5-9 1-2 11, Reid 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 31-65 10-13 78.

Halftime--Purdue 40-14. 3-Point Goals--Loyola of Chicago 4-9 (Cerasoli 2-4, Sterling 1-1, Thomas 1-2, Hicks 0-1, Blount 0-1), Purdue 6-17 (Grant 3-5, Hummel 2-3, Riddell 1-1, Green 0-1, Smith 0-2, Jackson 0-2, Moore 0-3). Fouled Out--None. Rebounds--Loyola of Chicago 38 (Polka, Williams 6), Purdue 41 (Green 10). Assists--Loyola of Chicago 9 (Cerasoli, Forman, Gibler, Van Weelden 2), Purdue 19 (Grant 5). Total Fouls--Loyola of Chicago 17, Purdue 14. A--13,343. A--13,343.



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