Gillis scores 20 as Purdue beats Rutgers in Big Ten tourney

CHICAGO (AP) — Mason Gillis had 20 points on 7-for-8 shooting, and No. 5 Purdue held off Rutgers for a rugged 70-65 victory in the Big Ten Tournament quarterfinals. With Zach Edey drawing his usual attention inside, the top-seeded Boilermakers got a big lift from Gillis and reserve guard David Jenkins Jr. Gillis grabbed nine rebounds, and Jenkins had a season-high 12 points. The 7-foot-4 Edey finished with 16 points and 11 boards. The Big Ten Player of the Year averaged 21.9 points and 12.8 rebounds during the regular season.

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