Purdue Celebrates Hummel's Birthday with Win

By Tommy Schoegler

Purdue Celebrates Hummel's Birthday with Win

March 9, 2012 Updated Mar 9, 2012 at 1:29 AM EDT

Indianapolis (Indiana's NewsCenter)- Happy Birthday Robbie! Purdue celebrates the 23rd birthday of their leader with a 79-61 win over Nebraska in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament.

Anthony Johnson scored a career-high 17 points, Terone Johnson had 16 points, six rebounds and six assists, Ryne Smith scored 15 points and Hummel and D.J. Byrd added 10 points for the sixth-seeded Boilermakers (21-11).

Purdue, which has won six of its past eight games, advanced to play No. 3 seed Ohio State on Friday. The seventh-ranked Buckeyes will offer Purdue a chance to improve its NCAA tournament seed.

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