WEST LAFAYETTE, Indiana (Ticker) -- Willie Deane's fast start for Purdue put an end to Wisconsin's hopes of ending its misery at Mackey Arena.
Deane scored the game's first 11 points and finished with 19 as the 25th-ranked Boilermakers extended their home winning streak against the Badgers to 28 games with a 78-60 Big Ten Conference victory.
Deane nailed a 3-pointer 29 seconds into the game and sank two more shots from beyond the arc in a 30-second span as Purdue (15-4, 7-1 Big Ten) took control early. Chris Booker's jumper with 15 1/2 minutes left in the first half gave the Boilermakers a 13-0 lead.
"We knew that Wisconsin had a great defense," Deane said. "Today was kind of like the Super Bowl. We were leading the league in offense, so we were definitely holding our own against opponents. We knew they liked transition defense. Since we are an up-tempo team, as long as we pressured them, we knew we would have an edge."
Wisconsin (15-5, 5-3) missed its first 12 shots before finally getting a basket on Kirk Penney's three-point play with 12:33 to go that cut the deficit to 18-4. Penney, the Badgers' leading scorer, was limited to eight points on 3-of-15 shooting.
"We were ready, we dominated them for the first five minutes," Purdue coach Gene Keady said. "Sometimes things go your way like that. This has been a fun ride. The players have been great. They've gotten up early, worked hard and it's paid off for them."
The Boilermakers took their largest lead at 33-7 on a 3-pointer by Darmetreis Kilgore with 7:48 left before halftime.
Kilgore scored 17 points and Booker netted 14 for Purdue, which has won 13 straight at home. The Boilermakers lead second-place Michigan (6-2) by one game in the conference standings.
"This is a team that is playing pretty well," Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan said. "They really did nice things in the first half. I give them a lot of credit. They deserve to be first in the Big Ten."
The Badgers shot a woeful 17 percent (5-of-29) in the first half and had a five-game winning streak snapped. Wisconsin's last win at Purdue came in 1972.
Mike Wilkinson had back-to-back baskets that pulled Wisconsin within 45-32 with just under 17 minutes left. But that was as close as the Badgers got as the Boilermakers restored order soon after.
Two free throws by Kenneth Lowe triggered eight straight points and a layup by Brett Buscher capped the spurt and provided a 59-36 cushion with 11:43 to go.
Lowe was the primary defender on Penney, who entered averaging 16.7 points.
"He's a great scorer and a terrific shooter," Lowe said. "I was just trying to keep the ball out of his hands as much as possible. I think that the guys that came in for me did a better job of denying him the ball."
Purdue held a commanding 46-27 edge on the glass as Ivan Kartelo grabbed nine rebounds and Brandon McKnight added seven. The reserves of the Boilermakers outscored the bench of the Badgers, 28-11.
"Purdue just ate up rebounds," Ryan said. "There are not many new faces here, but their team is very different from last year. They play well together."
Alando Tucker scored 16 points and Wilkinson added 13 to lead Wisconsin, which shot a season-low 32 percent (19-of-60). It was just the second time that the Badgers were held below 40 percent this season.
The Boilermakers shot 78 percent (25-of-32) at the foul line, including 19-of-25 in the second half.