Purdue added another impressive victory to its resumé on Sunday, knocking off No. 6 Michigan State 73-63, handing the Spartans their first B1G loss of the season.
The Boilermakers led wire-to-wire, jumping out to a 14-4 lead early in the first half of the B1G showdown. They led for double-digits through most of the contest and held a lead by as many as 23 in the second half.
Michigan State made a late surge, coming as close as four points with five minutes left in the game, closing the gap at 60-56. Purdue finished the game on a 13-7 run to finish off the Spartans and improve to 10-0 in games at Mackey Arena this season.
Five Boilermakers reached double figures in the win, led by Ryan Cline who had 17 points, knocking down five three-pointers in the game. Carsen Edwards had 14 and Nojel Eastern added 12. Aaron Wheeler and Matt Haarms chipped in with 11 points and 10 points off the bench, respectively.
With the victory, Purdue improved to 14-6 on the season and 7-2 in B1G play. They are just 1.5 games out of first place in the conference.
The Spartans are now 18-3 on the season and dropped to 9-1 in the B1G. They have a half-game advantage over Michigan for the top spot in the league.