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'D' lifts Purdue past Gophers

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The bumps and bruises are healing and the defense is as nasty as ever.

That sluggish start to the Big Ten season is in Purdue's rearview mirror now. The Boilermakers are back.


Behind relentless defensive pressure, and 19 points and five blocks from JaJuan Johnson, No. 18 Purdue banged its way to a 70-62 victory over No. 21 Minnesota on Thursday night.

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