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|Barlow's 14 Points Lead Purdue over Illinois 75-60
|WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) -- Kelsey Barlow scored 14 points, including 11 in the second half, to lead Purdue over Illinois 75-60 on Saturday.
Ryne Smith scored 12 points, all from 3-point range, and Terone Johnson and D.J. Byrd had nine each for the Boilermakers (12-3, 2-0 Big Ten), who have won three straight.
Brandon Paul scored 17 points and D.J. Richardson had 15 points and six rebounds for the Fighting Illini (12-3, 1-1), who have lost three of their last five games.
Purdue led at halftime 26-24, then started the second half on a 26-5 run. The spurt was capped with a 3-pointer by Byrd with 12:08 left.
The Boilermakers pushed the lead as high as 27 points in the second half.
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