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Hulls, Hoosiers hold on

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Associated Press
January 9, 2012
— Jordan Hulls hit seven of No. 12 Indiana’s season-high 16 three-point field goals to help the Hoosiers snap a 16-game Big Ten road losing streak and hold on for an 88-82 victory over Penn State on Sunday.

Hulls, a 6-foot guard, scooted around the perimeter all game for open looks and finished with 28 points for Indiana (15-1, 3-1).


Down eight points with 1:22 to go, the Nittany Lions (9-8, 1-3) forced two straight turnovers to make a late run to get within 84-82 with 21 seconds left on two free throws by Matt Glover.


But Matt Roth hit two foul shots and Penn State missed a last-gasp three-pointer.


The Hoosiers won a regular-season road conference game for the first time since a 67-61 win at Penn State on Jan. 21, 2010.


Penn State fans reserved some of their biggest cheers for new football coach Bill O’Brien, who received a standing ovation after being introduced at center court during a first-half timeout.-


-- Purdue 79, Minnesota 66—At Minneapolis, Lewis Jackson had 16 of his 20 points in the second half, and D.J. Byrd sank all five of his three-point attempts in the first half as Purdue won on the road.


Byrd finished with a career-high 18 points for the Boilermakers (13-4, 3-1), who bounced back from an ugly loss at Penn State.


Rodney Williams led the Gophers (12-5, 0-4) with 19 points and 14 rebounds.



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