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Purdue's major comeback buries Gophers

Boilermakers win it 81-62
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Posted at 9:58 PM, Jan 30, 2021

WEST LAFAYETTE — 33 was the magic number in West Lafayette Saturday. That's how many points Purdue made up in an 81-62 win over Minnesota.

The Boilermaker men were down by as many as 14 points in the first half and five at halftime. In the second half, Purdue outscored the Gophers 51-27.

Brandon Newman had a career-high 29 points to lead the Boilers. His night included five three-pointers in the second half.

Rebounding was also a key to Purdue's success. The Boilermakers enjoyed a 44-27 advantage on the boards.

Minnesota, which shot 38%, came into the game ranked 21st in the nation, but with four losses in their last five games, the Gophers will likely fall out of the Top 25.

Purdue, shooting 47%, has won five of its last six and improves to 12-6 overall and 7-4 in the Big Ten.