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Purdue Defeats Minnesota 77-74 - Recap

A.J. Hammons scored 20 points and chipped in with 14 rebounds for Purdue on Wednesday, leading them to a 77-74 victory over Minnesota at Mackey Arena.

The winning margin fell right on the closing number of 3, meaning the game was a push for bettors.

Purdue got 14 points from Kendall Stephens and another 11 points from Ronnie Johnson. Ronnie Johnson contributed 8 assists, while A.J. Hammons cleaned the glass with 14 rebounds.

Minnesota got 17 points from Maurice Walker in a losing cause and another 15 points from Deandre Mathieu. Elliott Eliason contributed 5 assists for them, while Joey King had 9 rebounds.

Purdue hit the break leading 29-28 before taking care of business in the second half.

Purdue won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 50-40.