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Purdue Stops Washington, 76-74

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PORTLAND, Ore. -- JaJuan Johnson scored 22 points and had
two huge blocks in the final minute as fifth-seeded Purdue held off
a frantic charge to beat fourth-seeded Washington 76-74 on Saturday
to advance to its first regional semifinals since 2000.
      E'Twaun Moore scored 14 points and made the clinching free
throws with 5.5 seconds remaining. The Boilermakers (27-9), the Big
Ten tournament champions, led the entire game, but nearly blew a
14-point lead to the desperate, determined Huskies.
      Isaiah Thomas scored 24 points, Quincy Pondexter had 20 with 10
rebounds and Jon Brockman added 20 points with 18 rebounds - the
59th and final double-double of his career - for Washington (26-9),
the regular-season champion of the Pac-10.