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A.J. Hammonds leads the way in Purdue's 70-64 win over Nebraska.

  • Purdue guard Ronnie Johnson (3) is fouled as he shoots between Nebraska forward Leslee Smith, left, and guard Tai Webster in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in West Lafayette, Ind., Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014. Purdue defeated Nebraska 70-64. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

    Purdue guard Ronnie Johnson (3) is fouled as he shoots between Nebraska forward Leslee Smith, left, and guard Tai Webster in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in West Lafayette, Ind., Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014. Purdue defeated Nebraska 70-64. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)  (The Associated Press)

  • Nebraska forward Walter Pitchford, right, gets tied up with Purdue forward Basil Smotherman, left front, and center A.J. Hammons in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in West Lafayette, Ind., Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014. Purdue defeated Nebraska 70-64. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

    Nebraska forward Walter Pitchford, right, gets tied up with Purdue forward Basil Smotherman, left front, and center A.J. Hammons in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in West Lafayette, Ind., Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014. Purdue defeated Nebraska 70-64. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)  (The Associated Press)

  • Nebraska forward Walter Pitchford, left, shoot over Purdue center A.J. Hammons in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in West Lafayette, Ind., Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014.  (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

    Nebraska forward Walter Pitchford, left, shoot over Purdue center A.J. Hammons in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in West Lafayette, Ind., Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)  (The Associated Press)

A.J. Hammons scored 18 points to lead the Purdue to a 70-64 win over Nebraska on Sunday.

Ronnie Johnson added 14 points for the Boilermakers (11-5, 1-2 Big Ten), who picked up their first league win. Purdue made 24 of 52 shots, including 5 of 13 shots from behind the arc.

Terran Petteway had 19 points and nine rebounds, and Ray Gallegos, Deverell Biggs each scored 10 points to lead the Huskers (8-8, 0-4), who have lost five straight.

Johnson scored a basket and two free throws to give Purdue the lead with 5:44 remaining. Later, Hammons scored close to the basket to make it 61-58. Carter scored a lay-up to make it 63-58 with 2:17 left to play.

Hammons put the game out of reach by making two free throws with 42 seconds remaining.