Scores

Final

William & Mary 66

(7-4, 1-0 CAA)

Purdue 73

(6-6, 5-2 home)

    Coverage: ESPN3

    2:00 PM ET, December 29, 2012

    Mackey Arena, West Lafayette, Indiana

    1 2 T
    W&M 40 2666
    PUR 39 3473

    Top Performers

    William & Mary: M. Thornton 21 Pts, 1 Reb, 6 Ast, 2 Stl

    Purdue: R. Johnson 11 Pts, 5 Reb, 7 Ast, 3 Stl

    Purdue 73, William &, Mary 66

    Associated Press

    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Terone Johnson scored 16 points and A.J. Hammons overcame a sore right knee to finish with 14 points Saturday, leading Purdue past pesky William & Mary 73-66.

    The Boilermakers (6-6) won their second straight to reach the .500 mark before starting Big Ten play. They barely avoided a fourth loss this season to a non-BCS conference school after an 11-day Christmas break.

    William & Mary (7-4) was led by Marcus Thornton with 21 points and Tim Rusthoven with 16 points and six rebounds. The Tribe dropped to 1-5 all-time against Big Ten schools.

    Purdue struggled to put the game away until a late surge. Each time it looked like the Boilermakers were about to pull away, the Tribe came right back.

    But Jacob Lawson broke a 58-58 tie with a layup with 7:46 to go, and the Boilermakers outscored William & Mary 13-8 the rest of the way.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    W&M
    PUR
    Points 66 73
    FG Made-Attempted 27-55 (.491) 28-62 (.452)
    3P Made-Attempted 7-20 (.350) 3-12 (.250)
    FT Made-Attempted 5-6 (.833) 14-19 (.737)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 17 (0/0) 11 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 1 8

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