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Williams’s 30-point effort sends Purdue past Indiana St.

December 13, 2020 GMT
Purdue forward Trevion Williams (50) goes up for a shot in front of Indiana State's Julian Larry during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020, in West Lafayette, Ind. (Nikos Frazier/Journal & Courier via AP)
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Purdue forward Trevion Williams (50) goes up for a shot in front of Indiana State's Julian Larry during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020, in West Lafayette, Ind. (Nikos Frazier/Journal & Courier via AP)
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Purdue forward Trevion Williams (50) goes up for a shot in front of Indiana State's Julian Larry during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020, in West Lafayette, Ind. (Nikos Frazier/Journal & Courier via AP)

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Trevion Williams scored 30 points and grabbed 11 rebounds and Purdue beat Indiana State 80-68 on Saturday.

Williams shot 13 for 18 (72.2%) and did most of his damage in the first half scoring 18, though he made all four shot attempts after halftime.

It was Williams’ second career 30-point game. He set a career-high 36 last season against Michigan.

Eric Hunter Jr. scored 13 points, Sasha Stefanovic scored 12 and Aaron Wheeler 10 with 13 rebounds for Purdue (4-2).

Purdue had a 40-24 rebounding advantage. The Boilermakers remained unbeaten at home this season with their third win.

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Cooper Neese scored 22 points for Indiana State (1-1) going 7-for-11 shooting including 4 for 8 from 3-point range. Tyreke Key scored 18 and Jake LaRavia 10.

Key’s jumper three minutes in gave the Sycamores a 10-1 lead. The moment was short lived as Purdue recovered quickly with a 13-5 run.

Later, Williams threw down a dunk with 8:44 before halftime for an 18-17 Boilermakers lead and they led the rest of the way. It was 38-29 at halftime and Indiana State never drew within five the rest of the way.

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