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William & Mary vs Purdue

Purdue 73, William &, Mary 66

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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) - 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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William & Mary Tribe
K. Gaillard, F374-72-245312
T. Rusthoven, F308-140-072416
M. Thornton, G368-143-416121
M. Rum, G351-40-07103
B. Britt, G285-100-002411
T. Tarpey140-20-02120
F. Heldring100-10-03130
J. Boatner91-30-00103
S. Sheldon10-00-00000
Totals 27-555-631191766
 49.1%83.3% 
Purdue Boilermakers
D. Byrd, F353-90-05238
A. Hammons, F267-130-060114
J. Lawson, F223-30-04136
T. Johnson, G306-153-545216
R. Johnson, G293-65-657111
R. Davis222-63-54107
A. Johnson173-61-12107
T. Carroll100-12-21012
D. Hale81-30-00002
N. Beshears10-00-00000
Totals 28-6214-1933171173
 45.2%73.7% 
Colonial Athletic
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Northeastern6-214-787
Will. & Mary6-212-794
UNC-Wilm.6-211-8145
Hofstra5-314-7179
J. Madison5-312-9135
Elon3-511-10276
Drexel3-55-14266
Delaware3-54-15304
Towson2-69-12279
Charleston1-76-15257

Big Ten
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Wisconsin6-118-29
Maryland6-218-313
Indiana5-215-536
Michigan6-313-866
Ohio St.5-316-540
Iowa4-313-752
Michigan St.4-313-742
Purdue4-312-896
Nebraska4-412-893
Illinois3-513-860
Minnesota2-613-888
Rutgers2-610-11107
Penn St.1-613-795
Northwestern1-610-10134
 
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WMU 68 Final
NCST 84
SACL 77 Final
DUKE 90
UNLV 73 Final
UNC 79
AUB 79 Final
ILL 81
UK 77 Final
LOU 80
CHST 44 Final
OHST 87
AF 61 Final
FLA 78
CMICH 73 Final
MICH 88
AST 36 Final
SYR 57
UMKC 44 Final
KSU 52
AMER 57 Final
KAN 89
BUT 68 Final
VAN 49
EVAN 70 Final
CREI 87