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CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) - Carsen Edwards scored a career-high 40 points and Dakota Mathias added 18 to lead No. 9 Purdue to a 93-86 victory on Thursday night. The Boilermakers were without their second-leading scorer Vincent Edwards but had no problem scoring.

CHICAGO (AP) - Ben Simmons scored 32 points, making two free throws with 5.6 seconds left to complete Philadelphia's rally from five points down in the final minute, and the 76ers beat the Chicago Bulls 116-115. Joel Embiid had 30 points and 13 rebounds, and Simmons added 11 assists and seven rebounds as Philadelphia won its sixth straight and snapped a four-game road losing streak.

ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) - Ethan Happ scored 19 points and put his unique blend of skills on display to ruin Northwestern's Senior Night and lead Wisconsin to a 70-64 victory over the Wildcats. Khalil Iverson had 16 points and lightly used 7-footer Andy Van Vliet added 14 for the Badgers, who put together their first three-game winning streak of the conference season.

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) - Chris Porter-Bunton matched his season high with 23 points on 7-of-10 shooting, Zach Glotta hit four 3-pointers and scored 19 and Austin Peay held off SIU-Edwardsville 86-82. Averyl Ugba added 16 points, five rebounds and four assists for the Governors (17-12, 12-5 Ohio Valley Conference), who wrapped up third place and a first-round bye in the conference tournament with the win.

MACOMB, Ill. (AP) - Isaac Johnson had 29 points and 10 rebounds, Kobe Webster had 15 and 10 to lead Western Illinois to an 82-74 win over North Dakota State. Delvin Ancrum scored 23 for the Leathernecks (12-14, 3-10 Summit League), who led wire-to-wire, including jumping out to a 10-0 lead to open the game.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) - Sidy N'Dir scored 15 points, nine coming at the foul line, and Jemerrio Jones tossed in 12 as Western Athletic Conference leader New Mexico State led most of the way to defeat Chicago State 78-67. Jones scored 10 of his points after halftime as the Aggies widened a three-point lead. Montana Byrd opened the second half with a pair of 3s to tie 39-39 and 42-42 before Jones kicked off a 16-0 run that put the game away.

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