Michigan takes down No. 3 Purdue in blowout win

Jaden Ivey, Caleb Houstan, Moussa Diabate
Posted at 9:49 AM, Feb 11, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-11 09:49:03-05

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Hunter Dickinson had 22 points to lead Michigan in a lopsided 82-58 win over No. 3 Purdue on Thursday night.

Eli Brooks had 16 points, Moussa Diabate had 15 points — all but two in the first half — and Caleb Houstan added 14 for the Wolverines (13-9, 7-5 Big Ten).

Jaden Ivey had 18 points, Trevion Williams had 12 and Zach Eden scored 10 for Purdue (21-4, 10-4), which saw its six-game winning streak snapped.

Purdue, which went into the game shooting 50.8% from the floor, shot only 44%. Michigan made 53% of shots from the floor. The Boilermakers had been making 41% of their 3-pointers but made only 4 as a team in 17 attempts. Dickinson had four 3-pointers for Michigan.

Michigan led for most of the first half, with its biggest lead of the half, 38-29, coming on a dunk by Diabate with 10 seconds left.

The Wolverines then pulled away in the second half, leading by as many as 29 points.

The game, originally scheduled for Jan. 11, was the second in six days between the teams. Purdue won at home, 82-76, on Feb. 5.


Purdue: The Boilermakers fell out of a three-way tie for first in the Big Ten and will likely fell in next week's AP Top 25 poll.

Michigan: A win over a top-5 ranked team should help when the NCAA tournament field is announced next month.


Michigan's Eli Brooks became the all-time leader in games played at the school. He has appeared in 147 games, one more than Zavier Simpson from 2017-20. … Beginning Thursday, Michigan will face six ranked opponents in its final nine regular-season games.


Purdue: Hosts Maryland on Sunday.

Michigan: Hosts No. 16 Ohio State on Saturday.