FOX 34 Weather Authority: Flash Flood Watch expires at 11:00 PM on 9/22, issued at 4:04 PM Causey, NM | Dora, NM | Elida, NM | Floyd, NM
Purdue 33 37 70
Butler 36 40 76
Date of game: 12/14/2013

Recap: Butler vs. Purdue

Indianapolis, IN (SportsNetwork.com) - Kellen Dunham pumped in a game-high 25 points to lift the Butler Bulldogs to a 76-70 victory over the Purdue Boilermakers in the Crossroad Classic at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

Khyle Marshall nearly registered a double-double for Butler (8-2) with 18 points and nine rebounds. Erik Fromm added 14 points and blocked four shots for the Bulldogs as they picked up their third win in a row.

Terone Johnson led Purdue (8-3) with 20 points and seven boards. Bryson Scott added 13 points and A.J. Hammons chipped in 10 points in 17 minutes before fouling out. The setback ended the Boilermakers' three-game winning streak.

Butler overcame an early eight-point deficit and took a narrow, 36-33, lead into the intermission after outscored the Boilermakers, 20-14, in the paint in the first half. Purdue was limited to 37.5 percent shooting from the field before halftime.

Johnson made a shot in the early stages of the second half to give Purdue a 39-37 lead, but the Bulldogs went ahead, 44-43, after Dunham made a shot from beyond the arc and extended their lead to seven points by the midway point of the period. Butler knocked down 55 percent of its field goal attempts including 5-of-9 from behind the 3-point line over the final 20 minutes of the contest.

The Bulldogs converted Purdue's 18 turnovers into 25 points to earn their fourth consecutive decision over the Boilermakers.

Game Notes

State Farm Athlete of the Week
Click to submit your Athlete of the Week
Know an outstanding high school athlete? We want to highlight them on the FOX 34 State Farm Athlete of the Week.

Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.
Mobile advertising for this site is available on Local Ad Buy.