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Clemson defeats Purdue, wins Space Coast Challenge

The Tigers are 2-0 after a pair of wins in Melbourne, Florida.
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MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) - Aamir Simms scored 24 points, Nick Honor added 17 points and a career-high four steals and Clemson beat Purdue 81-70 to win the four-team Space Coast Challenge. 

Jonathan Baehre scored 11 points for Clemson (2-0) and Al-Amir Dawes added 10 points. 

The Tigers, who held Mississippi State to 42 points on Wednesday, forced 22 Purdue turnovers - including 13 Clemson steals. 

Zach Edey had 17 points, eight rebounds and two blocks for Purdue (1-1). Isaiah Thompson and Brandon Newman added 15 points apiece.