Newman ratings 17, Purdue holds off Maryland 73-70
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP)– Brandon Newman scored 17 points, Eric Hunter Jr. added 16 and Purdue held off Maryland 73-70 on Friday.
Hunter was credited with a basket after a goaltending call with 38.4 seconds delegated give Purdue a 72-70 lead, and the groups integrated to go 1 for 6 from the free-throw line the remainder of the way. Hunter missed two at the stripe with 1.8 seconds left and Donta Scott did not hit the rim on a full-court heave at the buzzer.
Jaden Ivey had 11 points and Trevion Williams added 10 with eight rebounds for Purdue (7-3, 2-1 Big 10). The Boilermakers won their 50th conference game at home given that the 2014-15 season– ranking very first in the Big 10.
Four different Purdue players made a 3-pointer throughout a 14-2 go to take a 25-10 run. The Boilermakers made seven of their first ten shots from range, and led 41-28 at halftime behind 10 points from Hunter. Purdue ended up the game making 10 of 22 behind the 3-point arc– with 3 from Newman.
Scott had 15 points and 8 rebounds for Maryland (5-3, 0-2), which never ever led. Aaron Wiggins included 14 points and Eric Ayala 13. The Terrapins only turned it over five times– a game after taping just four times against La Salle for the fewest in the Mark Turgeon era.
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