One game into Purdue's season without Robbie Hummel, things already have changed significantly.
The junior forward tore the ACL in his right knee earlier in the week and will miss the rest of the season. Without its No. 2 scorer and rebounder, third-ranked Purdue produced its lowest point total of the season in a 53-44 loss to No. 14 Michigan State on Sunday.
The loss snapped the Boilermakers' 10-game winning streak, and came while their other two stars--E'Twaun Moore and JaJuan Johnson--combined to go 7 for 27 from the field.
"It's no secret we go through three guys," Purdue coach Matt Painter said. "A lot of games this year, two of those three guys would score well offensively and allow that other guy to have an off night. Now it's a little bit different. Now you have that traditional one-two punch and both of those guys have to be productive in the scoring column."
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