Spartans right ship, rout Purdue

Branden Dawson scored 14 points, Derrick game losing streak in 58 win over travel-weary Purdue on Saturday.

Austin Thornton added 11 points and Keith Appling scored 10 for the Spartans (16-4, 5-2 Big Ten), who were coming off losses to Northwestern last Saturday and Michigan in a thriller on Tuesday.

They were hardly tested in this one by a Boilermakers team that endured a canceled flight Friday night because of winter weather and a long bus ride to the Breslin Center in the morning.

Purdue (14-6, 4-3) got just two points from leading scorer Robbie Hummel, who went 0-for-11 from the field to finish 14 points below his season average. John Hart and Lewis Jackson scored 10 points apiece in the loss.