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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Saturday, January 2, 2010

Purdue rolls to 77-62 win

Associated Press

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. JaJuan Johnson had 25 points and 10 rebounds, and No. 4 Purdue beat No. 6 West Virginia, 77-62, yesterday in a matchup of unbeatens.

Robbie Hummel scored 18 points and E'Twaun Moore added 15 for Purdue (13-0).

Purdue outscored West Virginia (11-1) 14-2 in the first 3:26 of the second half to take control. The Boilermakers' largest lead was 26 points.

No. 19 New Mexico 68, Dayton 66: Dairese Gary scored seven of his 18 points in the final two minutes to help host New Mexico (14-1) beat Dayton (10-3).

No. 20 Texas Tech 76, McNeese St. 75: Mike Singletary made two free throws with 18.4 seconds left and finished with 27 points, helping host Texas Tech (11-2) beat McNeese State (5-8).


Tennessee: Tennessee coach Bruce Pearl indefinitely suspended four basketball players, including starting senior forward Tyler Smith, who were charged with gun possession and other counts after a traffic stop yesterday.

The Knoxville Police Department said Smith, Melvin Goins, Brian Williams and Cameron Tatum were arrested during a traffic stop for speeding.

According to a police report, officers smelled marijuana coming from the car and found a handgun with an altered serial number, a bag of marijuana and an open container of alcohol. Tatum was driving.


USC 60, No. 19 Arizona State 56: Briana Gilbreath scored 16 points to help visiting USC (7-5, 1-0 Pac-10) beat Arizona State (8-4, 0-1).