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No. 2 Purdue holds off Iowa 77-70 in Big Ten opener

Purdue guard Jaden Ivey (23) looks to drive on Iowa guard Joe Toussaint (2) during the first...
Purdue guard Jaden Ivey (23) looks to drive on Iowa guard Joe Toussaint (2) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in West Lafayette, Ind., Friday, Dec. 3, 2021.(Michael Conroy | AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
Published: Dec. 4, 2021 at 11:15 AM CST
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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Jaden Ivey scored 19 points, Trevion Williams had 13 points and 18 rebounds, and No. 2 Purdue held off a late Iowa rally to win 77-70 in the Big Ten opener for both teams.

Mason Gillis added 12 points off the bench for the Boilermakers (8-0).

The Hawkeyes (7-1) were without leading scorer and rebounder Keegan Murray, who injured his ankle in Monday’s victory at Virginia. Murray is averaging 24.6 points and 8.9 rebounds per game. His twin brother, Kris Murray, started in his place.

Patrick McCaffery led Iowa with 15 points. Tony Perkins scored 14 and Murray 12 for Iowa.

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