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  • Rapheal Davis' big night leads Purdue to its best win this season

    Kyle Ringo at The Dagger6 hrs ago

    Purdue senior Rapheal Davis couldn't be stopped in the first half Tuesday against Michigan State but then couldn't be found for much of the second half and overtime. Yet Davis managed to score the game-winning point at the free throw line thanks to a call that was at least debatable in the final seconds.

    Denzel Valentine was guarding Davis with the score tied and the clock dripping away seconds. He elected to try to slip through the front side of a screen from Purdue center A.J. Hammons, who bumped Valentine into Davis. The call went against Valentime putting Davis at the foul line with four seconds remaining.

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    Davis made the first free throw and missed the second, but Hammons grabbed the offensive rebound with an assist from Vince Edwards and Purdue claimed what is easily its biggest win of its season 82-81 over the eighth-ranked Spartans.

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