Holsinger, Gomez lead Evansville past Purdue

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) -- Jason Holsinger scored 18 points,
including four vital free throws in the last 11 seconds, as
Evansville fended off the Purdue Boilermakers for a 75-69 win
Saturday night.

Victor Gomez had 12 points and four rebounds for the Purple Aces

Chris Lutz led Purdue with 14, followed by Matt Kiefer and Nate
Minnoy with 12 each.

The Purple Aces, who had a 27-21 margin at the break, led by as
many as 12 in the second half before Purdue (2-3) rallied in the
final five minutes. The Boilermakers shot just 7-of-20 (35 percent)
in the first half but were 17-of-32 (53.1 percent) after the break.

Lutz hit a 3-pointer with 4:26 left to trim the gap to two at
60-58, then Minnoy hit a jumper less than two minutes later to draw
within one. Purdue stayed close and got to within two again with 54
seconds left on a Minnoy free throw.

The Aces stretched their lead to six again, mostly on free
throws, before Minnoy hit a layup to make it 71-69 with 16 seconds

Purdue's Chris Hartley then fouled Holsinger twice, setting up
the game-clinching free throws.