Boilermakers drop fourth straight

Purdue fell to Penn State, losing its fourth consecutive game.

Purdue's struggles continue as it dropped a fourth consecutive game. The Boilermakers fell to Penn State, 79-68, dropping even further in the Big Ten standings.

The loss marks the first time Purdue has dropped four straight since Matt Painter's rookie season as head coach, where the Boilermakers finished 9-19.

Penn State was led by D.J. Newbill's 19 points and Tim Frazier's 18. Brandon Taylor also added 15.

The Boilermakers received 18 points and 12 rebounds from A.J. Hammons, while Ronnie Johnson added 12 and Terone Johnson chipped in with 10

Purdue trailed 51-49 just past the midway points of the second half, but Penn State pulled away with steady, consistent possessions. The Boilermakers pulled within five points in the final minutes, but the Nittany Lions responded again.

Looking to snap its skid, Purdue returns to action on Wednesday when it hosts Minnesota.

Chris Emma has covered recruiting, college athletics and professional baseball for FOX Sports Next since 2009. Emma covered the Nebraska Cornhuskers and Northwestern Wildcats, and currently covers the Purdue Boilermakers. A Chicago native, he resides in West Lafayette.
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