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Longhorns use strong finish to pull upset at No. 23 Purdue

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) Texas' defense spent most of Saturday night harassing Purdue's scorers.

Eventually, all that work paid off.

The Longhorns forced three straight turnovers late in the game and took advantage of the miscues to score nine straight points, leaving town with a 70-66 upset over the No. 23 Boilermakers.

''The key for us was just hanging in there on defense even though they were bombing 3s in the first half,'' Texas coach Shaka Smart said. ''That's a big no-no for us and our defense to give up 3s. So for them to hit those first five were huge. But I thought our guys hung in there and adjusted.''"

It was a monumental moment for the reigning NIT champions.

The Longhorns (2-0) won their seventh straight, snapped the nation's fifth-longest home-court winning streak at 18 and became the first non-conference foe to win at Purdue since No. 3 Villanova on Nov. 13, 2016. And they did it after Purdue went on a 7-0 run to take a 62-57 lead with 3:14 to go.

Matt Coleman III scored 22 points and Gerald Liddell added 14 points and eight rebounds, both career bests, to lead Texas.

Smart was more impressed, though, with Texas' ability to buckle down and grind out a victory even when all almost seemed lost.

''For our guys to come in here and withstand their runs, stay together and continue fighting a lot of mistakes, I think it says that we can be a really good team,'' Smart said. ''We've got a long way to go.''

Purdue was led by Sasha Stefanovic, who had 14 points, and Eric Hunter Jr. and Jahaad Proctor, who each had 12.

But the problem: A brutal sequence in which the Boilermakers couldn't do anything right.

When Aaron Wheeler fumbled the ball out of bounds, Liddell answered with a long jumper. When Matt Haarms was called for an offensive foul with 2:07 left, Jericho Sims responded with a dunk to make it 62-61. And when Hunter lost the ball off his knee, Jase Febres made the go-ahead 3-pointer with 1:25 to go.

The Longhorns never trailed again, closing it out at the free-throw line.

''Sometimes we get complacent, we got pretty complacent in the game after we got over the hump a few times and didn't seal the deal,'' Proctor said. ''We had possessions down the stretch. We were up five with three minutes left, we just didn't finish.''

BIG PICTURE

Texas: The Longhorns passed a key early-season test by going into Mackey Arena and grinding out a victory the hard way. It's a promising start for the Longhorns.

Purdue: This one will sting. The Boilermakers seemed to be in control on their home court with a little more than three minutes to go and somehow let it slip away. They must take better care of the ball - and find ways to take advantage of their opportunities, too.

STAT SHEET

Texas: Coleman had four rebounds and seven assists. ... Febres finished with 11 points and Sims scored 10 despite playing most of the night in foul trouble. ... Texas was 9 of 22 on 3s and shot 53.3% from the field.

Purdue: Stefanovic made his first four shots, all 3s, after sitting out Wednesday's opener with a foot injury. ... The Boilermakers were 8 of 16 on 3s and shot 41% from the field. ... Purdue had a 36-24 rebounding edge. ... Purdue came into the game with the best home record in the nation over the past four seasons (64-4) including 32-1 since the start of 2017-18. ... The loss also ended a streak of 12 consecutive home wins by double digits.

INJURY REPORT

Purdue guard Nojel Eastern did not finish the game after appearing to take an elbow to the groin with 30.9 seconds to go. The refs stopped the game, reviewing the play and staying with the no-call.

It's been a tough few days for Eastern, who left Wednesday's opener twice with what appeared to be an injured wrist.

UP NEXT

Texas heads home to face California Baptist in the first game of the 2K Empire Classic.

Purdue hits the road for another intriguing early-season contest against Marquette in this season's Gavitt Games. Marquette was ranked No. 29 in the preseason poll.

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Time Team Play Score
20:00   Jumpball received by Texas  
19:43   Bad pass turnover on Matt Coleman III  
19:26   Aaron Wheeler missed 3-pt. jump shot  
19:24   Defensive rebound by Gerald Liddell  
19:02 +3 Matt Coleman III made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Gerald Liddell 3-0
18:41   Personal foul on Jericho Sims  
18:31   Offensive foul on Matt Haarms  
18:31   Turnover on Matt Haarms  
18:25   Bad pass turnover on Courtney Ramey  
18:11 +2 Nojel Eastern made hook shot 3-2
17:56   Bad pass turnover on Courtney Ramey, stolen by Aaron Wheeler  
17:37   Jahaad Proctor missed layup  
17:35   Offensive rebound by Matt Haarms  
17:20   Lost ball turnover on Eric Hunter Jr., stolen by Jericho Sims  
17:13 +2 Jericho Sims made dunk 5-2
16:57   Shooting foul on Jericho Sims  
16:57   Matt Haarms missed 1st of 2 free throws  
16:57 +1 Matt Haarms made 2nd of 2 free throws 5-3
16:40 +3 Matt Coleman III made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Gerald Liddell 8-3
16:22   Trevion Williams missed hook shot  
16:20   Defensive rebound by Royce Hamm Jr.  
16:10 +2 Jase Febres made jump shot, assist by Courtney Ramey 10-3
15:42 +3 Eric Hunter Jr. made 3-pt. jump shot 10-6
15:21   Jase Febres missed 3-pt. jump shot  
15:19   Offensive rebound by Matt Coleman III  
15:06   Personal foul on Eric Hunter Jr.  
14:49   Traveling violation turnover on Royce Hamm Jr.  
14:33 +3 Sasha Stefanovic made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Eric Hunter Jr. 10-9
14:02 +2 Gerald Liddell made layup 12-9
13:35   Bad pass turnover on Trevion Williams  
13:10   Andrew Jones missed 3-pt. jump shot  
13:08   Defensive rebound by Nojel Eastern  
12:51   Matt Haarms missed hook shot  
12:49   Defensive rebound by Royce Hamm Jr.  
12:31 +2 Matt Coleman III made layup, assist by Andrew Jones 14-9
12:11 +3 Sasha Stefanovic made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Nojel Eastern 14-12
11:49 +2 Royce Hamm Jr. made layup, assist by Andrew Jones 16-12
11:49   Shooting foul on Jahaad Proctor  
11:53 +1 Royce Hamm Jr. made free throw 17-12
11:33   Nojel Eastern missed jump shot  
11:31   Defensive rebound by Courtney Ramey  
11:20   Jase Febres missed 3-pt. jump shot  
11:18   Defensive rebound by Nojel Eastern  
11:12 +3 Sasha Stefanovic made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Nojel Eastern 17-15
10:43 +2 Matt Coleman III made layup 19-15
10:23   Personal foul on Courtney Ramey  
10:08   Matt Haarms missed 3-pt. jump shot, blocked by Royce Hamm Jr.  
10:06   Defensive rebound by Andrew Jones  
10:03   Personal foul on Nojel Eastern  
9:54   Bad pass turnover on Will Baker, stolen by Sasha Stefanovic  
9:33 +2 Matt Haarms made hook shot, assist by Nojel Eastern 19-17
9:19   Will Baker missed 3-pt. jump shot  
9:17   Defensive rebound by Nojel Eastern  
9:10 +3 Sasha Stefanovic made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Nojel Eastern 19-20
8:51   Bad pass turnover on Courtney Ramey, stolen by Aaron Wheeler  
8:44   Aaron Wheeler missed layup  
8:42   Defensive rebound by Will Baker  
8:36   Andrew Jones missed 3-pt. jump shot  
8:34   Offensive rebound by Jase Febres  
8:35   Personal foul on Sasha Stefanovic  
8:16   Gerald Liddell missed layup  
8:14   Offensive rebound by Gerald Liddell  
8:09   Shot clock violation turnover on Texas  
8:00   Aaron Wheeler missed 3-pt. jump shot  
7:58   Defensive rebound by Will Baker  
7:47   Will Baker missed 3-pt. jump shot  
7:45   Defensive rebound by Jahaad Proctor  
7:37   Nojel Eastern missed jump shot  
7:35   Defensive rebound by Gerald Liddell  
7:32   Lost ball turnover on Gerald Liddell, stolen by Aaron Wheeler  
7:32   Jumpball received by Purdue  
7:24   Jahaad Proctor missed floating jump shot  
7:22   Offensive rebound by Jahaad Proctor  
7:19 +2 Jahaad Proctor made layup 19-22
6:49   Shooting foul on Aaron Wheeler  
6:49   Gerald Liddell missed 1st of 2 free throws  
6:49   Gerald Liddell missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
6:49   Defensive rebound by Trevion Williams  
6:26   Trevion Williams missed dunk, blocked by Royce Hamm Jr.  
6:24   Defensive rebound by Courtney Ramey  
6:16 +3 Matt Coleman III made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Gerald Liddell 22-22
5:57 +2 Nojel Eastern made layup, assist by Trevion Williams 22-24
5:43   Courtney Ramey missed 3-pt. jump shot  
5:41   Defensive rebound by Aaron Wheeler  
5:28   Eric Hunter Jr. missed jump shot  
5:26   Offensive rebound by Trevion Williams  
5:28   Trevion Williams missed dunk  
5:28   Offensive rebound by Trevion Williams  
5:28   Trevion Williams missed tip-in  
5:27   Offensive rebound by Purdue  
5:16   Sasha Stefanovic missed 3-pt. jump shot  
5:14   Defensive rebound by Texas  
5:05 +2 Royce Hamm Jr. made jump shot, assist by Matt Coleman III 24-24
4:51   Offensive foul on Matt Haarms  
4:51   Turnover on Matt Haarms  
4:39   Offensive foul on Royce Hamm Jr.  
4:39   Turnover on Royce Hamm Jr.  
4:20 +3 Aaron Wheeler made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Jahaad Proctor 24-27
3:58   Royce Hamm Jr. missed 3-pt. jump shot  
3:56   Defensive rebound by Jahaad Proctor  
3:37   Jahaad Proctor missed layup, blocked by Andrew Jones  
3:35   Offensive rebound by Aaron Wheeler  
3:35   Personal foul on Royce Hamm Jr.  
3:25   Bad pass turnover on Jahaad Proctor  
3:03   Royce Hamm Jr. missed hook shot  
3:01   Defensive rebound by Trevion Williams  
2:40 +2 Jahaad Proctor made layup 24-29
2:40   Shooting foul on Royce Hamm Jr.  
2:40 +1 Jahaad Proctor made free throw 24-30
2:26   Lost ball turnover on Jase Febres, stolen by Sasha Stefanovic  
2:13   Nojel Eastern missed layup  
2:11   Offensive rebound by Aaron Wheeler  
2:04   Aaron Wheeler missed layup  
2:02   Defensive rebound by Matt Coleman III  
2:00 +3 Jase Febres made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Matt Coleman III 27-30
1:46 +2 Jahaad Proctor made layup 27-32
1:36   Traveling violation turnover on Will Baker  
1:15   Nojel Eastern missed jump shot  
1:14   Defensive rebound by Texas  
1:14   Personal foul on Aaron Wheeler  
1:14 +1 Gerald Liddell made 1st of 2 free throws 28-32
1:14 +1 Gerald Liddell made 2nd of 2 free throws 29-32
58.0 +2 Trevion Williams made layup 29-34
42.0   Shooting foul on Evan Boudreaux  
42.0 +1 Matt Coleman III made 1st of 2 free throws 30-34
42.0 +1 Matt Coleman III made 2nd of 2 free throws 31-34
16.0   Jahaad Proctor missed 3-pt. jump shot  
14.0   Offensive rebound by Eric Hunter Jr.  
0.0   Eric Hunter Jr. missed layup  
38:42   Defensive rebound by Matt Coleman III  
0.0   End of period  

Time Team Play Score
19:47 +3 Gerald Liddell made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Matt Coleman III 34-34
19:17   Matt Haarms missed hook shot  
19:15   Defensive rebound by Matt Coleman III  
19:03 +2 Jericho Sims made dunk, assist by Jase Febres 36-34
18:31 +2 Jahaad Proctor made jump shot 36-36
18:08 +2 Jericho Sims made dunk, assist by Matt Coleman III 38-36
17:35 +2 Nojel Eastern made jump shot 38-38
17:01   Courtney Ramey missed floating jump shot  
16:59   Defensive rebound by Aaron Wheeler  
16:45   Nojel Eastern missed jump shot  
16:43   Offensive rebound by Purdue  
16:26   Jahaad Proctor missed jump shot  
16:24   Offensive rebound by Purdue  
16:08 +2 Trevion Williams made hook shot, assist by Jahaad Proctor 38-40
15:43   Jericho Sims missed hook shot, blocked by Aaron Wheeler  
15:41   Defensive rebound by Trevion Williams  
15:37   Shooting foul on Gerald Liddell  
15:36 +1 Eric Hunter Jr. made 1st of 2 free throws 38-41
15:36 +1 Eric Hunter Jr. made 2nd of 2 free throws 38-42
15:18   Jase Febres missed 3-pt. jump shot  
15:16   Defensive rebound by Trevion Williams  
15:00   Eric Hunter Jr. missed 3-pt. jump shot  
14:58   Offensive rebound by Trevion Williams  
14:53 +2 Trevion Williams made tip-in 38-44
14:41   Lost ball turnover on Andrew Jones, stolen by Sasha Stefanovic  
14:34   Lost ball turnover on Sasha Stefanovic, stolen by Jase Febres  
14:23   Jase Febres missed jump shot  
14:21   Defensive rebound by Aaron Wheeler  
14:02   Trevion Williams missed jump shot  
14:00   Defensive rebound by Gerald Liddell  
13:54 +2 Gerald Liddell made layup 40-44
13:28   Lost ball turnover on Aaron Wheeler, stolen by Matt Coleman III  
13:18 +3 Andrew Jones made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Jase Febres 43-44
12:57 +2 Trevion Williams made dunk, assist by Aaron Wheeler 43-46
12:27 +2 Matt Coleman III made layup 45-46
12:06   Sasha Stefanovic missed 3-pt. jump shot  
12:04   Offensive rebound by Jahaad Proctor  
12:00   Sasha Stefanovic missed 3-pt. jump shot  
11:58   Defensive rebound by Andrew Jones  
11:59   Personal foul on Eric Hunter Jr.  
11:45   Offensive foul on Royce Hamm Jr.  
11:45   Turnover on Royce Hamm Jr.  
11:26   Lost ball turnover on Matt Haarms, stolen by Andrew Jones  
11:18 +3 Jase Febres made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Andrew Jones 48-46
10:48   Eric Hunter Jr. missed layup, blocked by Royce Hamm Jr.  
10:46   Offensive rebound by Purdue  
10:44   Shot clock violation turnover on Purdue  
10:21   Jase Febres missed 3-pt. jump shot  
10:19   Defensive rebound by Sasha Stefanovic  
9:54   Evan Boudreaux missed layup, blocked by Jase Febres  
9:52   Offensive rebound by Purdue  
9:49   Matt Haarms missed 3-pt. jump shot  
9:47   Defensive rebound by Gerald Liddell  
9:36 +3 Matt Coleman III made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Gerald Liddell 51-46
9:05 +3 Jahaad Proctor made 3-pt. jump shot 51-49
8:44   Bad pass turnover on Andrew Jones, stolen by Aaron Wheeler  
8:39   Jahaad Proctor missed layup  
8:37   Offensive rebound by Matt Haarms  
8:36 +2 Matt Haarms made layup 51-51
8:14 +2 Jericho Sims made layup, assist by Jase Febres 53-51
7:57   Personal foul on Jericho Sims  
7:36   Aaron Wheeler missed dunk  
7:34   Defensive rebound by Gerald Liddell  
7:14   Jase Febres missed 3-pt. jump shot  
7:12   Defensive rebound by Sasha Stefanovic  
7:03   Personal foul on Jericho Sims  
6:51 +2 Sasha Stefanovic made layup, assist by Jahaad Proctor 53-53
6:42   Bad pass turnover on Royce Hamm Jr., stolen by Jahaad Proctor  
6:42   Shooting foul on Courtney Ramey  
6:40 +1 Aaron Wheeler made 1st of 2 free throws 53-54
6:40   Aaron Wheeler missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
6:40   Offensive rebound by Trevion Williams  
6:38   Shooting foul on Royce Hamm Jr.  
6:40   Trevion Williams missed 1st of 2 free throws  
6:40 +1 Trevion Williams made 2nd of 2 free throws 53-55
6:23   Personal foul on Trevion Williams  
6:13   Matt Coleman III missed 3-pt. jump shot  
6:11   Offensive rebound by Gerald Liddell  
6:13 +2 Gerald Liddell made layup 55-55
6:13   Shooting foul on Trevion Williams  
6:13 +1 Gerald Liddell made free throw 56-55
5:55   Personal foul on Will Baker  
5:55   Trevion Williams missed free throw  
5:55   Offensive rebound by Nojel Eastern  
5:52   Nojel Eastern missed jump shot  
5:50   Defensive rebound by Gerald Liddell  
5:35   Shooting foul on Trevion Williams  
5:35 +1 Courtney Ramey made 1st of 2 free throws 57-55
5:35   Courtney Ramey missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
5:35   Defensive rebound by Nojel Eastern  
5:17   Lost ball turnover on Eric Hunter Jr., stolen by Will Baker  
5:17   Personal foul on Eric Hunter Jr.  
5:11   Matt Coleman III missed layup, blocked by Matt Haarms  
5:09   Defensive rebound by Nojel Eastern  
5:02 +3 Eric Hunter Jr. made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Nojel Eastern 57-58
4:40   Courtney Ramey missed jump shot  
4:38   Defensive rebound by Aaron Wheeler  
4:13 +2 Matt Haarms made hook shot, assist by Nojel Eastern 57-60
4:01   Commercial timeout called  
3:26   Shot clock violation turnover on Texas  
3:14   Personal foul on Matt Coleman III  
3:14 +1 Eric Hunter Jr. made 1st of 2 free throws 57-61
3:14 +1 Eric Hunter Jr. made 2nd of 2 free throws 57-62
2:59   Courtney Ramey missed 3-pt. jump shot  
2:57   Defensive rebound by Aaron Wheeler  
2:45   Lost ball turnover on Aaron Wheeler  
2:32 +2 Gerald Liddell made jump shot, assist by Matt Coleman III 59-62
2:07   Offensive foul on Matt Haarms  
2:07   Turnover on Matt Haarms  
1:52 +2 Jericho Sims made jump shot, assist by Matt Coleman III 61-62
1:38   Lost ball turnover on Eric Hunter Jr.  
1:23 +3 Jase Febres made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Matt Coleman III 64-62
1:05   Nojel Eastern missed jump shot  
1:03   Defensive rebound by Jericho Sims  
36.0   Gerald Liddell missed jump shot  
34.0   Defensive rebound by Nojel Eastern  
30.0   Official timeout called  
22.0   Eric Hunter Jr. missed driving layup, blocked by Jericho Sims  
20.0   Defensive rebound by Andrew Jones  
20.0   Personal foul on Eric Hunter Jr.  
20.0 +1 Andrew Jones made 1st of 2 free throws 65-62
20.0 +1 Andrew Jones made 2nd of 2 free throws 66-62
11.0 +2 Matt Haarms made jump shot 66-64
10.0   Personal foul on Aaron Wheeler  
10.0 +1 Andrew Jones made 1st of 2 free throws 67-64
10.0 +1 Andrew Jones made 2nd of 2 free throws 68-64
5.0 +2 Eric Hunter Jr. made driving layup 68-66
4.0   Personal foul on Jahaad Proctor  
4.0 +1 Matt Coleman III made 1st of 2 free throws 69-66
4.0 +1 Matt Coleman III made 2nd of 2 free throws 70-66
4.0   Bad pass turnover on Trevion Williams, stolen by Jericho Sims  
0.0   End of period  
Key Players
C. Ramey
3 G
E. Hunter Jr.
2 G
34.0 Min. Per Game 34.0
15.0 Pts. Per Game 15.0
6.0 Ast. Per Game 6.0
4.0 Reb. Per Game 4.0
38.1 Field Goal % 45.5
0.0 Three Point % 42.9
50.0 Free Throw % 100.0