Purdue's Tenth Straight Tops Michigan State

Injured Green leads Butler to OT win, Pitt routs Providence
By Lev Weinstein,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 12, 2008 11:49 PM CST
Purdue's Robbie Hummel, right, hits a three-point basket over Michigan State's Lucas Kalin to give Purdue a six point lead with just over a minute to play in the second half of college basketball action...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Freshman Robbie Hummel scored a career-high 24 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead No. 19 Purdue past No. 10 Michigan State 60-54, the AP reports. The win marks the Boilermakers' 10th straight, two in a row from top 25 teams, and they remain on top of the Big Ten with a sparkling 11-1 conference record. In other Top 25 action:

  • Despite spraining his right ankle, Mike Green led 9th-ranked Butler to a come-from-behind OT win over Milwaukee Wisconsin, 83-75. Green scored almost half of his 24 points in overtime.
  • No. 22 Pittsburgh dominated Providence defensively en route to a 82-63 victory. The Friars, who have not beaten Pitt since '01, were consistently stymied on offense in  the second half.
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