Illinois guard D.J. Richardson (1) shoots over Purdue forwards Travis Carroll (50) and D.J. Byrd Wednesday in West Lafayette, Ind. Purdue beat the No. 11 Illini 68-61
Purdue forward Jacob Lawson, left, and Illinois guard Myke Henry fight for a rebound Wednesday night in West Lafayette, Ind. Purdue beat the No. 11 Illini 68-61
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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue figured out how to slow the pace — and still score a little, too, Wednesday night. Terone Johnson finished with a career-high 25 points and D.J. Byrd scored nine of his 15 during a key 19-3 second-half run, sending the Boilermakers past No. 11 Illinois 68-61.