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% 
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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
UNC-Wilm.14-425-846
Hofstra14-424-1054
J. Madison11-721-11103
Will. & Mary11-720-1167
Towson11-720-12150
Northeastern9-918-15109
Charleston8-1017-14135
Elon7-1116-16160
Drexel3-156-25247
Delaware2-167-23274

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Michigan St.13-529-612
Maryland12-627-914
Purdue12-626-915
Iowa12-622-1129
Wisconsin12-622-1343
Ohio St.11-721-1474
Michigan10-823-1357
Northwestern8-1020-12115
Penn St.7-1116-16119
Nebraska6-1216-18165
Illinois5-1315-19149
Minnesota2-168-23257
Rutgers1-177-25294
 
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