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MSU NCAA Tournament hopes dashed in loss to Purdue

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Posted at 7:51 AM, Feb 17, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-17 07:51:24-05

WEST LAFEYETTE (AP) — Trevion Williams scored 28 points and Eric Hunter Jr. scored 15 and Purdue pulled away from Michigan State for a 75-65 win.

Williams, who shot 13 for 21, scored 10 of Purdue's last 18 points in the game's final 4:45.

Aaron Henry led Michigan State with 15 points.

Based on rankings as of today, Michigan State's last five contests include matchups against No. 3 Michigan, No. 4 Ohio State and No. 5. Illinois.

Purdue faces Nebraska on the road on Saturday.

The Boilermakers haven't won consecutive games since Jan. 17 and Jan. 20.