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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Trevion Williams scored 28 points and Eric Hunter Jr. scored 15 and Purdue pulled away from Michigan State for a 75-65 win on Tuesday night.

Williams, who shot 13 for 21, scored 10 of Purdue’s last 18 points in the game’s final 4:45.

Gabe Brown’s 3-pointer brought Purdue within 51-50 with 8:24 left before Jaden Ivey and Hunter made back-to-back 3s for the Boilermakers (14-8, 9-6 Big Ten).

Michigan State (10-9, 4-9) reeled off six straight — Aaron Henry made a pair of free throws and jumper — and then Williams took control for Purdue.

Henry hit a 3 to reduce Michigan State’s deficit to 62-59 with 3:28 left but the Spartans never got closer.

Ivey scored 11 points for Purdue and Zach Edey 10.

Henry led Michigan State with 15 points, Joey Hauser scored 11 and Julius Marble 10.

The Spartans have dropped two straight and five of their last seven. Michigan State heads to Bloomington, Indiana to face the Hoosiers on Saturday.

Based on rankings as of today, Michigan State’s last five contests include matchups against No. 3 Michigan, No. 4 Ohio State and No. 5. Illinois.

Purdue faces Nebraska on the road on Saturday. The Boilermakers haven’t won consecutive games since Jan. 17 and Jan. 20.

POSTGAME NOTES:

Purdue improved to 14-8 overall and 9-6 in the Big Ten Conference with a 75-65 win over Michigan State at Mackey Arena on Tuesday.

The win was Purdue’s fourth straight over Michigan State, the Boilermakers’ longest streak against the Spartans since winning seven straight games from March 1993 to Feb. 1997.

Purdue has won six of the last eight meetings, and seven of the last 10 games, against Michigan State.

Purdue has won five straight home games against Michigan State by a combined 67 points. The five straight home wins are the longest at Mackey Arena since winning six straight from March 1968 to Feb. 1975.

Purdue is now 54-9 at home against Big Ten foes since the start of the 2014-15 season. Purdue’s 63 wins are the most in league play since the start of the 2016-17 season.

When Purdue’s freshman class scores at least 30 points, Purdue is now 9-2, after scoring 31 points in the win over Michigan State.

Purdue’s seven turnovers are its fewest since having six against Notre Dame on Dec. 19, 2020.

Purdue scored 48 points in the paint, equaling a season high also set against Indiana State.

Purdue’s two centers, Trevion Williams and Zach Edey, combined for 38 points, 11 rebounds, three assists and two blocks.

Williams had 28 points, six rebounds, three assists, one steal and one blocked shot. In two games against Michigan State this season, Williams scored 54 points with 15 rebounds, and five assists in only 57 minutes of action.