Northwestern beats Purdue 75-60

Northwestern beats Purdue 75-60
February 2, 2013, 2:18 pm
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Northwestern's Tre Demps (14) tries to block the shot of Purdue's Anthony Johnson (1) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, in Evanston, Ill. (AP Photo/Jim Prisching)

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EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) Reggie Hearn scored a career-high 26 points to lead Northwestern to a 75-60 victory over Purdue on Saturday.

Jared Swopshire and Dave Sobolewski each added 13 points for the Wildcats (13-10, 4-6 Big Ten), who snapped a four-game losing streak to the Boilermakers.

Purdue freshman center A.J. Hammons didn't start because he was late for the team bus from West Lafayette, Ind., according to a team spokesman. Hammons did lead the Boilermakers (11-11, 4-5) with 19 points and 13 rebounds.

Hammons had 30 points, his highest total of the season, in a loss to No. 3 Indiana on Wednesday.

Travis Carroll started in Hammons' place, and Hammons entered with 16:44 to play in the first half. The Boilermakers scored their first points with 15:59 left on a Hammons tip-in to cut the lead to 12-2.

The Wildcats shot 11 of 26 from 3-point range and 53 percent from the field.