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Boilers shoot past Hawkeyes

IOWA CITY, Iowa - Isaiah Thompson scored a career-high 18 points and Jaden Ivey had 15 in his return from a hip injury as No. 6 Purdue defeated Iowa 83-73 on Thursday night.

Thompson came in averaging just 5.7 points per game but shot 6 of 8 from the field — including 4 for 6 on 3-pointers.

Ivey, the team's leading scorer at 16.7 points per game, missed Sunday's 80-60 win at Northwestern. He didn't start this one either, but played 21 minutes off the bench.

Sasha Stefanovic had 14 points for Purdue (17-3, 6-3 Big Ten). Trevion Williams added 12 points and 10 rebounds.

Kris Murray led Iowa (14-6, 4-5) with 23 points and nine rebounds.

Iowa forward Keegan Murray, third in the nation in scoring at 22.8 points per game, played just nine first-half minutes after picking up two fouls. Keegan Murray, who didn't play in the Dec. 3 matchup at Purdue because of an ankle injury, scored 14 points — 12 in the second half.

The game featured two of the nation's highest-scoring offenses. Purdue came in ranked fourth nationally at 84.7 points per game, while Iowa was fifth at 83.1.

Purdue, which shot 61.2%, led by as much as 18 in the second half before the Hawkeyes rallied to get within 57-53 with 12:22 to play.


Purdue has won seven of the last nine in the series. The average margin of victory for the Boilermakers has been 17.8 points.


Purdue made a top-10 statement with a road win over the Hawkeyes, who were 11-1 at home this season coming into the game.


Purdue kept pace with the leaders in the Big Ten. The Boilermakers are in fifth place in the conference, but just a game out of first.

Iowa missed a chance to gain ground. The Hawkeyes, who are in ninth place, took their second home loss in conference play.


Iowa: At Penn State on Monday, the first of two consecutive road games for the Hawkeyes next week.