WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) -- Vedran Vukusic scored eight of his
29 points in overtime to lead Northwestern to a 78-76 win over
Purdue on Wednesday night.
Vukusic shot 12-of-19, including 4-of-10 on 3-pointers.Mohamed Hachad added 20 points on 4-of-5 3-point shooting for
the Wildcats (10-8, 3-4 Big Ten).Marcus White, Bryant Dillon and Matt Kiefer each scored 18
points for the Boilermakers (7-11, 1-6).Dillon hit a 3-pointer from the right corner with 11.8 seconds
left in regulation and time running out on the shot clock to give
the Boilermakers a 66-63 lead.Northwestern's Craig Moore then came off a screen and hit a
contested 3-pointer from the right wing with 0.9 seconds left to
force overtime.Purdue led 23-18 in the first half before the Wildcats hit four
3-pointers, including two by Hachad, to take a 30-28 halftime lead.
Hachad had 13 points at the break, better than his average of 10
points per game.The Boilermakers outrebounded the Wildcats 17-5 and shot 50
percent from the field in the first half, but still trailed at
halftime because of 10 turnovers and poor defense.Northwestern hit 12-of-29 3-pointers overall.Purdue outrebounded the Wildcats 33-15 and shot 57 percent from