Scores

Final

E Michigan 64

(5-3, 0-2 away)

Purdue 69

(8-2, 7-0 home)

Coverage: ESPN3

2:00 PM ET, December 7, 2013

Mackey Arena, West Lafayette, Indiana

1 2 T
EMU 29 3564
PUR 35 3469

Top Performers

Eastern Michigan: K. Ward 25 Pts, 8 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl

Purdue: B. Scott 16 Pts, 2 Reb, 5 Ast, 3 Stl

Purdue outlasts Eastern Michigan 69-64

Associated Press

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- 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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Team Stat Comparison

 
EMU
PUR
Points 64 69
FG Made-Attempted 21-50 (.420) 20-50 (.400)
3P Made-Attempted 7-21 (.333) 6-21 (.286)
FT Made-Attempted 15-21 (.714) 23-38 (.605)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 25 (0/0) 21 (0/0)

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