No. 3 Purdue Blocks Maryland in Final Seconds for 62-61 Win

By MARK AMBROGI, Related Press

WEST LAFAYTTE, Ind. (AP) — Trevion Williams blocked a layup strive within the ultimate seconds and No. 3 Purdue, boosted by Jaden Ivey’s go-ahead three-point play, held off Maryland 62-61 Sunday.

Maryland’s Donta Scott drove exhausting to the basket from the proper baseline, however Williams rejected the shot with 5 seconds left. The Boilermakers (22-4, 11-4 Huge Ten) corralled the free ball, finishing a rally from a 12-point deficit halfway by means of the second half.

It was 59-all when Ivey shook free down the lane for his three-point play with 13.1 seconds left. Fatts Russell then was fouled and hit each free throws for the Terrapins with 8.1 seconds remaining.

Purdue dedicated a turnover on the inbound go, giving the Terrapins a shot. Russell led the Terrapins (11-14, 3-11) with 24 factors.

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Sasha Stefanovic scored 17 factors, Williams added 12 and Ivey had 11 for Purude. Zach Edey contributed 10 factors and 11 rebounds.

Trailing 26-23 at halftime, the Terrapins regained the lead by scoring the primary 12 factors on the second half.

After Maryland took its largest lead at 48-36 with 11 minutes left, Purdue responded with 14 straight factors for a 50-48 edge with 7:42 remaining.

The Terrapins performed with out main scorer Eric Ayala, who was out with a wrist harm. Ayala, a beginning guard, is averaging 15.1 factors. Xavier Inexperienced began in his place.

Maryland: The Terrapins gave the Boilermakers all they may deal with, however got here up quick in shedding for the fourth time in 5 video games.

Purdue: The Boilermakers discovered a option to win, however it was a rugged displaying in opposition to a struggling Maryland staff with out its main scorer in Ayala.

The No. 3 Boilermakers will doubtless slide within the rankings with an up-and-down week. After registering a powerful 84-68 victory over No. 13 Illinois at house on Tuesday evening, the Boilermakers fell flat in an 82-58 loss at Michigan on Thursday evening.

Maryland: Hosts Nebraska on Friday evening.

Purdue: At Nebraska on Wednesday evening.

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