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Purdue beaten in season finale

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Boilermakers struggle defensively against Santa Clara

Tuesday, March 26, 2013 12:01 am
Despite receiving a combined 49 points from brothers Ronnie and Terone Johnson, the Purdue men's basketball team dropped an 86-83 decision to Santa Clara in the quarterfinals of the College Basketball Invitational on Monday.Ronnie Johnson netted a season-high 27 points on 11-of-21 shooting for the Boilermakers, while older brother Terone accounted 22 in the loss.

The Boilers outscored SCU by a 56-20 margin in the paint and a 25-9 count off of turnovers, but could not overcome a Santa Clara offensive effort that shot 63 percent percent from the floor in the second half.

In addition to pacing the team in scoring, Ronnie Johnson also dished out a team-high six assists and shared team-high honors with three steals. Rapheal Davis led Purdue with a season high-tying nine rebounds.

D.J. Byrd tallied nine points, six rebounds and three steals in his finale in a Purdue uniform, and Sandi Marcius added nine points and four rebounds for the Boilermakers.SANTA CLARA (23-11)

Trasolini 5-8 0-0 10, Atanga 1-1 0-0 2, Roquemore 0-4 3-4 3, Foster 11-24 9-13 34, Cowels III 5-9 0-0 13, Clark 2-5 4-5 9, Johnson 0-0 0-0 0, Clarke 2-4 0-0 6, McArthur 2-3 0-0 4, Harrison 1-1 3-6 5. Totals 29-59 19-28 86.

PURDUE (16-18)

Hammons 1-5 1-3 3, Byrd 1-6 6-6 9, T. Johnson 8-22 6-7 22, R. Johnson 11-21 5-7 27, Davis 0-4 0-0 0, A. Johnson 2-3 3-4 7, Anthrop 1-1 0-0 2, Lawson 0-0 0-0 0, Carroll 2-2 0-0 4, Marcius 4-5 1-1 9. Totals 30-69 22-28 83.

Halftime_Purdue 37-33. 3-Point Goals_Santa Clara 9-22 (Cowels III 3-5, Foster 3-9, Clarke 2-4, Clark 1-3, Roquemore 0-1), Purdue 1-11 (Byrd 1-6, R. Johnson 0-1, Davis 0-1, T. Johnson 0-3). Fouled Out_Roquemore. Rebounds_Santa Clara 36 (Harrison 11), Purdue 37 (Davis 9). Assists_Santa Clara 16 (Foster 8), Purdue 15 (R. Johnson 6). Total Fouls_Santa Clara 25, Purdue 22. A_3,629.

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