Friday's college basketball: Stefanovic scores 16, Purdue beats Penn State 73-52

Detroit News wire services

University Park, Pa. — Sasha Stefanovic scored 16 points, Jaden Ivey added 14 points, and Purdue cruised to a 73-52 win over Penn State on Friday night.

The freshman Ivey had a season-high four blocks for the Boilermakers (16-8, 11-6 Big Ten), who won their ninth of the last 12 and tied No. 9 Iowa for fourth place in the Big Ten standings.

Purdue's Jaden Ivey dribbles around Penn State's Seth Lundy on Friday in State College, Pa.

Purdue pulled away to a 41-26 lead at halftime with four runs of at least seven straight points and went on a 15-2 run in the second half to push the lead into double digits for good.

It was the Boilermakers’ largest margin of victory at Penn State since a 64-42 win on Jan. 23, 2008. Trevion Williams had 11 points and Eric Hunter Jr. 10 as the Boilermakers made 27 of 52 shots from the field.

Myreon Jones had 11 points and Jamari Wheeler had nine points, six rebounds and six assists for the Nittany Lions (8-13, 5-12).

Penn State opened the second half on an 8-2 run to get the deficit within nine and made its first five shot attempts of the half but missed the next eight.

Purdue finishes its season hosting No. 23 Wisconsin on Tuesday and Indiana on Saturday. Penn State hosts Minnesota on Wednesday and visits Maryland on Sunday.

State men

►Ferris State 84, at Wayne State 71: Vejas Grazulis had 21 points and Jimmy Scholler 14 while  Michael Peterson and Ben Davidson each had 10 for Ferris State (9-9, 7-6 GLIAC). Darian Owens-White scored 19 and Brailen Neely 18 for Wayne State (11-5, 11-5).  

State women

►Wayne State 48, (at) Ferris State 47: Tori Perez's basket with a one second left lifted Wayne State (10-7) to its second straight win. After Zoe Anderson's free throw with 7 seconds remaining put Ferris State ahead 47-46, Perez grabbed an offensive rebound and scored. Kate Sherwood had 13 points to lead the Warriors. DeShonna Day, Kadyn Blanchard and Anderson each had nine points for Ferris State (6-11).