Purdue defeats IPFW 81-56Purdue forward Robbie Hummel, right, shoots in front of IPFW guard Antwaun Boyd in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in West Lafayette, Ind., Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) Anthony Johnson and D.J. Byrd each scored 11 points to help Purdue defeat IPFW 81-56 on Tuesday night.
Robbie Hummel added 10 points and a season-high 10 rebounds for his first double-double of the year. Kelsey Barlow, Lewis Jackson and Ryne Smith also had 10 points apiece for the Boilermakers (10-3).
Purdue bounced back from a last-second loss to Butler on Saturday and increased its home winning streak to 25 games. The Boilermakers made 9 of 12 free throws, an improvement over their previous 63 percent shooting.
Joe Edwards scored 12 points and Trey McCorkle added 10 for IPFW (7-4), which had won five straight. Frank Gaines, who entered the game averaging 21.4 points, finished with nine on 2 for 11 shooting.
Purdue shot 53 percent from the field and held the Mastodons to 34 percent shooting. The Boilermakers never trailed, and their largest lead was 34 points.