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Duke holds off Purdue

HOUSTON — Kyle Singler scored 24 points and Jon Scheyer added 18, snapping out of a shooting slump just in time to help top-seeded Duke advance to the round of eight for the first time since 2004 with a 70-57 win over Purdue on Friday night.

Scheyer, Duke's leading scorer, was 5-for-18 from the field in Duke's first two NCAA tournament games. He went 5-for-9 in the second half after missing his first six shots and also went 7-for-8 from the free-throw line.

Nolan Smith scored 15 points and Brian Zoubek grabbed 14 rebounds for the Blue Devils (32-5), who will face third-seeded Baylor in Sunday's South regional final.

JaJuan Johnson scored 23 points and E'Twaun Moore added 18 for the fourth-seeded Boilermakers (29-6).

The absence of injured do-everything forward Robbie Hummel finally caught up with Purdue. He tore his right ACL in late February.

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