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|BIG TEN: Hummel Hurt; #3 Purdue Escapes Minnesota
|MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Keaton Grant's jumper with 7.7 seconds left lifted No. 3 Purdue past Minnesota 59-58 after losing star Robbie Hummel to a knee injury in the first half Wednesday night.
Devoe Joseph dribbled to the corner and faked for an open shot that bounced off the rim at the buzzer, and Damian Johnson's off-balance tip-in came a split-second late to spoil an inspired comeback by the Gophers with Hummel sitting glumly on the bench.
JaJaun Johnson led the Boilermakers (24-3, 12-3) to their 10th straight victory to stay in first place in the Big Ten, with 14 points and 10 rebounds. E'Twaun Moore and Hummel had 11 points apiece to ruin a career-best game by Minnesota's Ralph Sampson III.
Sampson had 21 points and seven rebounds for the Gophers (16-11, 7-8), who held Purdue without a point for a stretch of 10 minutes, 18 seconds bridging halftime.
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