D.J. Richardson scored 18 points and Illinois opened up a big first-half lead that buried Purdue 79-59 on Wednesday night.
Purdue figured out how to slow the pace — and still score a little, too, Wednesday night.
Robbie Hummel scored 19 points and three other Boilermakers scored in double figures Wednesday night, helping Purdue hold off struggling Illinois 67-62.
Robbie Hummel hit a baseline jumper with 12 seconds to play as Purdue claimed a 58-56 victory over Northwestern on Saturday.
Robbie Hummel didn’t have to do his usual damage for Purdue to overwhelm Illinois.