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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) -- Ryan Cline scored 17 points and Purdue fended off a furious charge by No. 6 Michigan State, holding on for a 73-63 win Sunday.

Trailing by 23 with under 13 1/2 minutes left, Michigan State (18-3, 9-1 Big Ten) got within four points before falling short.

Carsen Edwards added 14 as the Boilermakers (14-6, 7-2) won their fourth in a row. They've taken 12 straight at home.

Cassius Winston finished with 23 points, seven rebounds and eight assists to lead the Spartans, who had won 13 in a row. Matt McQuaid had 12 points as Michigan State had a pair of school record streaks also end -- a 21-game winning streak against conference foes and a 12-game road winning streak in league play.

The Boilermakers won by following Michigan State's traditional script -- playing better defense, winning the rebound battle and repeatedly grabbing loose balls.

While Purdue never trailed, the Spartans made things interesting after falling into a 19-6 deficit early and being down by as much as 55-32 with 13:16 remaining.

The Spartans forced eight consecutive missed shots and used that drought to go on a 24-5 run that cut the Boilermakers' lead to 60-56 with 5:14 left.

But Cline answered with a 3 for the Boilermakers, Edwards made three free throws and Nojel Eastern scored on a 5-foot runner to rebuild a 65-58 lead. Eastern sealed the victory by making six straight free throws to give Purdue a 71-60 lead.

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