WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Terone Johnson scored 17 points to help Purdue defeat Central Connecticut State 109-73 on Wednesday night.
It was the highest point total by a Purdue team since scoring 118 against Florida A&M on Dec. 22, 1997.
Purdue center A.J. Hammons returned after missing both exhibition games and the regular-season opener for violating team rules. He had 12 points, seven blocks and five rebounds in just 17 minutes.
Rapheal Davis scored 14 points and Errick Peck and Ronnie Johnson each added 11 for the Boilermakers (2-0), who bounced back from a shaky effort in a 77-76 win over Northern Kentucky on Nov. 8. The Boilermakers shot 54 percent from the field and committed just nine turnovers.
Kyle Vinales scored 22 points for Central Connecticut State, but he made just 6 of 21 field goals. Faronte Drakeford added 16 points and 11 rebounds for the Blue Devils (0-2).