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Boiling Point

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    WEST LAFAYETTE - Purdue basketball fans' stress level has been eased somewhat after 7-foot center A.J. Hammons announced Wednesday afternoon that he will return for his junior season after considering entering the NBA Draft.
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    WEST LAFAYETTE – Purdue has signed a high school point guard from Indianapolis after two-year starter Ronnie Johnson decided to transfer.
  • Purdue's Clemons earns award
    Purdue women's basketball forward Liza Clemons, a former Elmhurst and Snider standout, is one of four recipients of the Brady Sports Achievement Award, which honors Indiana student-athletes who have overcome injury or hardship.

Purdue leads at the half

WEST LAFAYETTE - Ronnie Johnson scored 10 points and handed out four assists to help Purdue to a 37-33 halftime lead over Santa Clara in the College Basketball Invitational on Monday in Mackey Arena.

Purdue, which made 3 of its first 15 shots, fell behind 17-9 before passing up the Broncos 31-30 on Terone Johnson's driving layup with 2:31 remaining in the half.

Although former South Side standout Raphael Davis is yet to score, his seven rebounds have helped Purdue own a 24-17 advantage off the boards. Terone Johnson has eight points, and Anthony Johnson has seven.