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Johnson reaches 1,000; Siena notes

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TeroneJohnsongottheballonthewing,tookacoupledribblestogetintothepaintandpulledup.Thenhereleasedhistrademarkshot,aright-handedfloater.
Theshotswishedin,givinghim15pointsagainstSienaonSundaybut,moreimportantly,pushinghimto1,000duringhisPurduecareer.
"Obviously,it'sagoodaccomplishmentforme,forbeinghereforfouryears,"Johnsonsaidafterthe81-73victory.
Johnsonstartedquickly,scoringsevenofPurdue'sfirstninepoints.Buthewasn'tasaggressiveoffensivelyinthesecondhalf,scoringabasketwithinthefirst90secondsbutthennottakinganothershotuntilthe7:18mark.Johnsonwasfouledonthatandmadeoneoftwofreethrowsandmadeoneoftwoagainacoupleminuteslater,puttinghimwithinonebucketofthemilestone.
Then,afterSienascoredtopullwithin73-66,Johnsonmadethemoveandthebaskettobecometheprogram's47thplayertoreach1,000.
Thepublicaddressannouncertoldthecrowdonlyacoupleminuteslater,andthevideoboardpubbedthehonor.
JohnsonsaidCoachMattPainterandfellowseniorTravisCarrollofferedcongratulationssoonafter.
ThoughPainterobligedwhenaskedtoputJohnson'saccomplishmentinperspectiveafterthegame,hesaidhe'drathertalkaboutstufflikethatafterthecareer.
"I'veharpedonitalot-hislegacyasaplayerisgettingbackinwinningwaysandgettingusbacktotheNCAATournament.Tome,it'saboutwinning.It'snotaboutscoring,"Paintersaid."Butit'sstillaniceaccomplishmenttohave."
Alwaysteaching
AssoonasPurdueplayersthankedmembersofthestudentsectionafterthevictory,PaintergrabbedsophomoreA.J.Hammonsandpulledhimunderthenearestbasket.
Painterdidn'twanttowaittogetmorecoachingin.
ThoughHammonshadsixblocks-notevenhisseasonhigh-Painterthoughtthe7-footercouldhavebeenmorefundamentallysounddefensively.Morethanonce,Hammonssteppeduptryingtogetablock,andhismangotthepassandscored,astheBoilermakersweren'tabletorotatedefensivelyundertherim.
"I'vejustgottostayonmyfeet,really.That'swhatCoachwastellingme,"saidHammons,whoadded12points,eightofwhichcameattheline."Hewasjusttryingtoteachmeafterthegametobluffatthemandthentryandgetbacktoyourman.PrettymuchwheneverIseeit,justgofortheblockedshot,butIhavetobeawareofmymanwheneverIleavehim."
StillanissuePurduehadonestretchagainstSienainwhichitgavehope:TheBoilermakersmadesevenofeightfreethrowsatonepointinthesecondhalf.
Butthenitwasbacktoreality,asPurduemanagedtomakeonlysevenofitsnext14andfinishedthegame22-of-37onfreethrows(60percent).
Afteranicestarttotheseasonattheline,theBoilermakersareonly75of126(60percent)inthelastfourgames.
"That'ssomethingthatneedstobesolvedrightaway,"saidfreshmanpointguardBrysonScott,whomadefiveofeight."It'ssomethingweworkoneverydayandwehavetogetbetterat.Ifeellikewe'redecentfree-throwshooters.Wejusthavetoconcentratemorewhenwe'reattheline."
GuardsScott,TeroneJohnson,SterlingCarterandRonnieJohnsonshotacombined12for20.
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