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|#4 Purdue Defeats Illini
|WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) -- Robbie Hummel had 22 points and 12 rebounds, and No. 4 Purdue finished strong to beat Illinois 75-65 on Saturday for its ninth straight win.
E'Twaun Moore added 18 points and Keaton Grant scored 13 of his season-high 15 points in the second half for the Boilermakers (23-3, 11-3 Big Ten). The win moved Purdue into a tie with No. 11 Michigan State for the conference lead.
Demitri McCamey of Illinois scored six points, and his 16 assists tied for the fourth-most in Big Ten history. Mike Davis had 16 points, 12 rebounds and five blocks and Brandon Paul added 13 points for the Fighting Illini (17-10, 9-5).
Purdue closed the game on a 14-5 run to sweep the season series. The Boilermakers outscored the Fighting Illini 24-3 from the free-throw line.
The Boilermakers won despite 1-of-10 shooting from JaJuan Johnson, who had averaged 21 points in his previous four games.
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