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The team honored Terone Johnson, Travis Carroll, Errick Peck, and Sterling Carter after the game.

Johnson and Carroll have each spent the last four seasons with the Boilermakers. Carter transferred from Seattle University and Peck moved in from Cornell after last season.

The future of Purdue basketball is uncertain, but Painter knows he needs to do better.

“We have to recruit a more unselfish player,” Painter said. “We have to recruit a tougher player. We have some of those guys in our program, some guys we don’t and we have to get that out of them. Or maybe this isn’t their place and that’s my fault. This isn’t a school district. I recruited these guys so the position that we’re in, that’s my fault.”

Purdue, who shot just 19 percent in the first half, went on a run late in the game.

Kale Abrahamson, who finished with seven points and five rebounds, scored to give the Wildcats a 56-41 lead before Kendall Stephens hit a 3-pointer to spark a 10-2 run.

Terone Johnson scored a free throw and a lay-up and Hammons hit a jumper and two free throws to make it 58-51 with 4:29 remaining. Tre Demps and Abrahamson each scored a free throw before Davis made a 3 to make it 60-54 with 2:44 remaining.