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Eastern Michigan vs Purdue

Purdue outlasts Eastern Michigan 69-64


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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) Bryson Scott made his first career start and had 16 points and five assists to lead the Purdue Boilermakers to a 69-64 victory over the Eastern Michigan Eagles on Saturday.

True freshman Kendall Stephens scored career-high 13 points, including three 3-pointers, and Terone Johnson had 9 points for the Boilermakers (8-2), who have won three straight.

Karringtonn Ward had 25 points and eight rebounds and Glenn Bryant had 11 points and nine rebounds for the Eagles (5-3), who have lost three in a row.

Scott went 9 of 10 from the free throw line in the final 2:43 to keep the game out of reach, including Purdue's final seven points. Scott grabbed a steal at the end of the game to keep the Eagles from making a final push.

Late in the second half, Basil Smotherman scored on a jumper and Sterling Carter hit a 3-pointer to give the Boilermakers a 50-45 lead before Eastern Michigan's Jalen Ross hit a 3-pointer to put the Eagles within two.

Scott, who started in place of Ronnie Johnson, scored before Bryant answered with a basket to make it 52-50.

With 5:15 left, Johnson hit a 3-pointer, Ross split from the line, and, later, Scott grabbed a steal and was fouled on a lay-up, but missed the extra free throw and the Boilermakers took a 57-52 lead.

Ward hit a 3-pointer to make it 57-55, but the Eagles never could get over the hump.

The Eagles led just once - a one point lead in the first half when Ward hit a 3-pointer at the 7:26 mark.

Purdue jumped out to a 9-2 lead. Stephens hit two 3-pointers and Terone Johnson hit a shot and Scott split from the line. But the Eagles went on an 8-0 run to get back within a point.

Eastern Michigan's Raven Lee scored twice and Bryant hit two free throws and then dunked to make it 11-10 midway through the first half.

Purdue led 35-29 at halftime.

The Boilermakers built an 11-point lead with a 7-2 run to start the second half.

Scott drove to the basket, Smotherman scored two free throws and Johnson hit another, and Stephens scored on a lay-up and the Boilermakers took a 42-31 lead early in the second half.

Then the Eagles went on a 11-3 run of their own.

Riley scored, Ward hit a 3-pointer and Bryant scored on a jumper and two free throws and Lee scored two more free throws to put the Eagles within three.

Then Ward grabbed a steal and went the length of the floor for a dunk to make it 45-44 with 10:53 remaining.

The Boilermakers shot 40 percent, but just 36.4 percent in the second half and were outrebounded, 39-32.

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