College Basketball

Purdue erases 14-point deficit, beats No. 21 Minnesota 81-62

Purdue guard Brandon Newman (5) shoots as Minnesota guard Gabe Kalscheur (22) defends during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in West Lafayette, Ind., Saturday, Jan. 30, 2021. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Brandon Newman scored 21 of his season-high 29 points in the second half, Trevion Williams added 17 points and 14 rebounds, and Purdue overcame an early 14-point deficit to beat No. 21 Minnesota 81-62.

The Boilermakers have won five of six.

Liam Robbins scored 15 points and Brandon Johnson had 11 for Minnesota. The Golden Gophers are 0-5 on the road this season.

Minnesota had a 24-10 lead whittled down to 35-30 at halftime.

Purdue opened the second half on a 10-4 run to take the lead and pulled away with a 11-0 run that made it 53-41 with 11:05 to play.

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