WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Matt Haarms scored 17 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to power Purdue to an 81-49 rout of Jacksonville State.
Jahaad Proctor scored in double figures for his fifth straight game with 14 points for the Boilermakers' balanced attack. Evan Bourdreaux and Trevion Williams each scored nine points for Purdue (3-2).
De'Torrion Ware was high for the Gamecocks (1-3) with 13 points.
Purdue shot 55% while holding Jacksonville State to 27%
The Boilermakers scored the first 10 points of the second half to take a commanding 55-20 lead. The Boilermakers' largest lead was 39 points with 2:07 remaining.
Purdue shot 69% in the opening half to take 45-20 halftime lead. Jacksonville State shot a paltry 25% in contrast.
Leading 25-13, the Boilermakers pulled away with a 15-0 spurt to take a 40-13 lead with 3:17 left.
The Boilermakers are now 23-0 against current teams in the Ohio Valley Conference.
BALL STATE 100, HOWARD 69: In Muncie, former Carroll standout Kyle Mallers drained eight treys, tying a school record, en route to a career-high 24 points for the Cardinals.
Mallers attempted 10 shots, all from beyond the arc, as the Cardinals hit a school-record 21 of 37 shots from deep (56.8%).
Luke Bumbalough nailed 6 of 10 from 3-point range to total 18 points for Ball State (4-2). Ishmael El-Amin added 15 points. Tahjai Teague chipped in 11 points and Josh Thompson dished out 10 assists.
SAINT FRANCIS 81, VITERBO 65: In La Crosse, Wisconsin, the Saint Francis men improved to 10-0. The Cougars, who led 47-27 at halftime, were led by Lance Dollison, who shot 8-for-11 from 3 and scored 25 points. Hunter Hollowell scored 14 points.
CORNERSTONE 63, INDIANA TECH 55: In Grand Rapids, Michigan, Josh Kline led the Warriors (2-6, 1-2 WHAC) with 14 points. Mitch Morken and Cory McKinney each scored 11 points. Indiana Tech trailed by 11 points after the first half, in which they shot 21.9% from the field
NOTRE DAME 76, No. 21 MICHIGAN 72: In Ann Arbor, Michigan, Destinee Walker scored 27 points, freshman Sam Brunelle took over down the stretch, and Notre Dame knocked off Michigan 76-72.
The Wolverines led 63-60 when Amy Dilk made a layup with 7:32 to play. Brunelle and Walker made layups before a Brunelle 3 put the Irish up for good. Brunelle made the next two baskets for Notre Dame and Walker's layup pushed the lead to 73-67.
Defense made the difference for Notre Dame (4-2). With a layup at the buzzer, Michigan (4-1) was 2 of 13 from the floor in the fourth quarter with seven turnovers. In addition to missing nine straight shots, the Wolverines were only 7 of 12 from the foul line.
SAINT FRANCIS 82, RIO GRANDE 71: In Rio Grande, Ohio, the Cougars had six different players score in double-digits. Emma Applegate led the Cougars (7-1) with 19 points, and Kara Gerka scored 13. Freshman Meleah Leatherman, a Central Noble grad, scored 11. Freshman Savannah Buck, a Homestead graduate, made three blocks.
The Cougars led by as much as 17 during the second quarter, but went into halftime with a seven-point lead. They led by just one point heading into the final period.
INDIANA TECH 72, CORNERSTONE 48: In Grand Rapids, Michigan, Emma Wolfe led the Warriors with 13 points, DeAnn Kauffman had 12 and Laney Steckler scored 10. Kyra Whitaker made four steals.
Indiana Tech trailed after the first quarter and led by just seven points at halftime before running away with the game in the second half. The Warriors shot 50% (15 of 30) from the field in the second half.
BALL STATE 74, BUTLER 70: In Muncie, Jasmin Samz led Ball State with 16 points, and Thelma Dis Agustsdottir scored 11. Oshlynn Brown recorded a double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds.
The Cardinals retook the lead in the fourth quarter with two free throws from freshman Sydney Freeman, a Central Noble graduate, which put the score at 67-65. Freeman finished with seven points, three assists and two rebounds.