Defense spurs Iowa to comeback win over No. 14 Purdue

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WEST LAFAYETTE, IN - JANUARY 2: Jarrod Uthoff #20 of the Iowa Hawkeyes shoots the ball against Rapheal Davis #35 of the Purdue Boilermakers at Mackey Arena on January 2, 2016 in West Lafayette, Indiana. Iowa defeated Purdue 70-63. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Jarrod Uthoff scored 25 points, Peter Jok had 11 points and nine rebounds and Iowa erased a 17-point halftime deficit in a 70-63 upset victory over No. 14 Purdue on Saturday night.

The Hawkeyes (11-3, 2-0 Big Ten) have won four straight and eight of nine, including two upsets of Top 15 teams this week. They beat No. 1 Michigan State on Tuesday night.

Kendall Stephens led Purdue (13-2, 1-1) with 12 points, and A.J. Hammons had 11. The Boilermakers had won 15 straight at hole.

Purdue completely dominated the first half, using seven 3-pointers to build a 37-20 lead.

But the Boilermakers collapsed in the second half.

Iowa used a 13-0 spurt to finally take the lead, 48-46 lead with 7:30 to go.

And after Purdue tied it for the final time, at 48, Iowa scored five straight.

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