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Purdue drops 2nd straight

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Associated Press
January 17, 2011
— West Virginia coach Bob Huggins threw everything he could defensively at No. 8 Purdue until the Mountaineers finally found a rhythm on offense.

Kevin Jones scored nine of his 17 points during a late 18-6 run, and West Virginia held off the Boilermakers, 68-64, on Sunday.


West Virginia (12-4) has won a season-high four straight.


“This was as much a team effort as any game we’ve played this year,” Huggins said.


John Flowers added 15 points, Truck Bryant scored 12 and Joe Mazzulla had 10 for West Virginia, which lost in a blowout to the Boilermakers last season.


The Boilermakers (15-3) now have their first losing streak of the season after also falling 70-67 at Minnesota on Thursday night.


Purdue’s undoing came on the glass. The Boilermakers, who return to Big Ten play with home games against Penn State on Wednesday and Michigan State on Saturday, were outrebounded 37-29, their lowest total of the season.



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