Purdue runs away from YSU men

West Lafayette, Ind. (WKBN) – Junior Matt Donlan scored a career-high 19 points and tied a career best with five 3-pointers, but the Youngstown State men’s basketball team fell to No. 11 Purdue, 95-64, on Saturday afternoon at Mackey Arena.

The Penguins fall to 4-6 while the Boilermakers improve to 11-0.

Sophomores Sidney Umude and Cameron Morse also reached double figures with 14 and 10 points, respectively.

Donlan connected on 6-of-12 shooting from the floor and made five of his eight 3-point attempts.

A.J. Hammons led the Boilermakers with a double-double of 15 points and 11 rebounds while Caleb Swanigen also had 15 points. Isaac Haas and Rapheal Davis each added 13 points for Purdue.

The Penguins scored the first four points of the game to match the Boilermakers’ largest deficit of the year before Purdue went on a 10-0 run to take a 10-4 lead five minutes into the game.

Layups by Brett Frantz and Umude and a 3-pointer by Francisco Santiago keyed a 7-0 run and the Penguins regained an 11-10 lead at the 11:31 mark.

After three more lead changes and pair of ties, Purdue built a five-point lead, 25-20, before Donlan drained a 3-pointer to get back within two, 25-23, with 6:36 to go.

Purdue, however, closed out the half on a 16-5 run to take a 41-30 lead into the lockerroom at halftime.

The Penguins, who outrebounded Purdue, 19-18, in the first half, made three of their first shots of the second half, but the Boilermakers connected on nine of their first 11 field goals after halftime.

In total, Purdue shot 62.5 percent from the field in the second half while the Penguins shot 38.9 percent from the floor after halftime. Purdue also outscored the Penguins, 54-34, in the second half.

The Penguins host Geneva, Tuesday, Dec. 15, at 7:05 p.m. at the Beeghly Center.

Courtesy: YSU Sports Information

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