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College basketball roundup: No. 10 Boilermakers rough up Penn State

Purdue's Kelsey Barlow, right, drives to the basket past Penn State's Tim Frazier on Sunday.
Purdue's Kelsey Barlow, right, drives to the basket past Penn State's Tim Frazier on Sunday.
Tom Strattman, AP

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Robbie Hummel scored 23 points to help No. 10 Purdue beat Penn State 66-46 Sunday for its fourth straight win.

Hummel made four 3-pointers and had six rebounds. JaJuan Johnson scored 13 points and E'Twaun Moore added 12 for the Boilermakers (18-3, 6-3 Big Ten), who have returned to early-season form after a three-game losing streak in mid-January.

Talor Battle scored 13 points, David Jackson 11 and Bill Edwards had 10 points and 13 rebounds for Penn State (8-13, 0-9).

It was the ninth straight loss for the Nittany Lions.

NO. 14 TENNESSEE 61, FLORIDA 60: At Knoxville, Tenn., Scotty Hopson came out of a timeout and quickly hit a long jump shot with 21 seconds left to give Tennessee a win over Florida. The basket gave the Volunteers (16-4, 4-2 SEC) their sixth straight win over their rival and fifth straight victory in Knoxville. It also kept Tennessee from dropping a third game in a row. Alex Tyus, who led the Gators with 18 points, had a chance to grab the lead back for Florida (15-6, 4-3) but missed a jumper in the middle of a crowd under the basket with 5 seconds left. After playing poorly in the first half, Wayne Chism led the Vols with 16 points and 11 rebounds and hit two key free throws with 42 seconds left.

SOUTH FLORIDA 70, NO. 17 PITTSBURGH 61: At Tampa, Fla., Dominique Jones scored 37 points and South Florida extended its school-best Big East winning streak to three games with a victory over sputtering Pittsburgh. Jones made 10 of 20 shots from the field and 14 of 17 free throws. USF (14-7, 4-5) nearly squandered a 14-point lead down the stretch, but held on by making 11 of 14 free throws in the final three minutes. Gilbert Brown scored a career-high 25 for Pittsburgh (16-5, 6-3), which has dropped three of four conference games after starting 5-0 in the league and working its way into the Top 10. The Panthers hurt themselves by missing five free throws after pulling within 54-50 with 5:33 remaining. South Florida has won four of five following an 0-4 start in the conference. The Bulls improved to 10-82 against ranked teams, including 4-20 since leaving Conference USA for the Big East.

ARKANSAS 80, NO. 18 MISSISSIPPI 73: At Oxford, Miss., Mike Washington had 22 points and 11 rebounds and Marshawn Powell added 19 points and two key blocks as Arkansas beat Mississippi to snap a 15-game Southeastern Conference road losing streak. The Razorbacks (10-11, 3-3) earned back-to-back wins over SEC Western Division leaders, erasing an eight-point deficit to beat the Rebels (16-5, 4-3) just days after overcoming a 12-point deficit against Mississippi State. Powell blocked Murphy Holloway twice with the game on the line and Rotnei Clarke scored 18 points for the Razorbacks, who snapped Ole Miss' three-game winning streak. Holloway finished with 19 points and 17 rebounds for the Rebels.

NO. 20 OHIO ST. 85, MINNESOTA 63: At Colombus, Ohio, William Buford scored a career-high 26 points, and Evan Turner and Jon Diebler each had 19 to lead Ohio State past Minnesota for its fifth win in six games. The Buckeyes (16-6, 6-3 Big Ten) shot 63 percent against Minnesota (13-8, 4-5), which came in leading the conference by limiting opponents to just 38.6 percent. Rodney Williams had 13 points to lead the Golden Gophers. Ohio State's 1960 national championship squad led by Jerry Lucas and John Havlicek was honored at halftime. Against Minnesota, this year's Buckeyes shot 73 percent from the field in the opening half to build a 49-35 lead and never looked back.