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Purdue ties school record with 16th straight victory.

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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Vincent Edwards scored 30 points, Isaac Haas added 24 and No. 3 Purdue matched a school record with its 16 straight victory, using a late charge to finally get past No. 25 Michigan 92-88 on Thursday night.

The Boilermakers (20-2, 9-0 Big Ten) have won 20 consecutive games at Mackey Arena and are off to their best start in conference play since the NCAA Tournament began. It's the fourth time Purdue has won 16 in a row, most recently 30 years ago.

Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman had career-high 26 points and Zavier Simpson added 16 to lead Michigan (17-6, 6-4), which was swept by Purdue in the regular season for the first time since 2007-08.

And all it took to swing one of the most entertaining games this season was one small run. Edwards' 3 tied it at 68-68 with 9:08 to go. His teammates took the cue, scoring the next 6 points to turn to give the Boilermakers a 74-68 lead with 7:23 lead.

Penn St. 82, Ohio St. 79:

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Tony Carr hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to give Penn State an upset victory over No. 13 Ohio State, handing the Buckeyes their first Big Ten loss.

Carr had 28 points and was 4-for-5 from 3-point range for the Nittany Lions (14-8, 4-5 Big Ten), who were a 11 for 14 from beyond the arc in defeating a Top 25 team for the first time this season.

Keita Bates-Diop led Ohio State (18-5, 9-1) with 25 points but was in foul trouble for much of the second half.

Belmont 81, EIU 59:

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Dylan Windler scored 19 of his 28 points in the first half, Tyler Hadden added a career-high 17 points, and Belmont (16-6, 8-1 Ohio Valley Conference) never trailed in defeating Eastern Illinois to win its fifth straight.

Mack Smith scored 16 points and DeVantae' Price added 12 for EIU (7-13, 3-6), which has lost four of its last five.

Denver 70, WIU 58:

DENVER -- Jake Pemberton scored 13 points to lead four starters in double figures as Denver (9-12, 3-4 Summit League) defeated Western Illinois.

Kobe Webster scored all 22 of his points in the second half for WIU (10-9, 1-5).

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Title Annotation:Sports
Publication:Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL)
Date:Jan 26, 2018
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