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Lewis Jackson made the go-ahead free throws with 22.8 seconds left after Saint Mary's had rallied from 11 points down late to take its first lead, and the Boilermakers defeated the Gaels 72-69 in the Midwest Regional on Friday night.
Jorden Page made a 3-pointer with 44.2 seconds left to finish a 14-2 run that brought the Gaels back from a 66-55 deficit with 4:24 to play.
Purdue's Terone Johnson and Saint Mary's Clint Steindl were called for traveling before Jackson made his free throws. Page badly missed what would have been a go-ahead 3 with 10 seconds left, and Robbie Hummel made two free throws for a three-point lead.
Rob Jones, who had 23 points, missed a 3 at the buzzer for the seventh-seeded Gaels (27-6).
Johnson had 21 points, Jackson 18 and Hummel and Anthony Johnson scored 10 apiece for the 10th-seeded Boilermakers (22-12).
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Lewis Jackson made the go-ahead free throws with 22.8 seconds left after the Gaels had rallied from 11 points down late to take their first lead, and the Boilermakers won 72-69 in the Midwest Regional on Friday night.
''Knowing my fate and my career were laying in my hands, I just had...
Saint Mary's won't reprise its 2010 run to the round of 16 in the NCAA tournament.
The Gaels are one and done.
Purdue guard Lewis Jackson made the go-ahead free throws with 22.8 seconds left after the Gaels had rallied from 11 points down late to take their first lead, and the Boilermakers won 72-69 in the Midwest Regional on Friday night.
''If it didn't sting...
OMAHA, Neb. Now it can be told: Robbie Hummel cannot rap. He can make it rain from the corner. He can drive the lane like a Dodge Charger. Give him the ball while you're up a point or two, with the clock winding down, and he'll answer with a dagger.
He can tear his right anterior cruciate ligament, climb all the way back, tear it again, then climb back a second time. He...
No one is more excited about Purdue's NCAA tournament game against Saint Mary's than Robbie Hummel.
The Boilermakers' star is right back where he wants to be after missing the tournament the past two years because of two anterior cruciate ligament tears in his right knee.
No. 10-seeded Purdue (21-12) meets the No. 7 Gaels (27-5) on Friday in the Midwest Regional. Hummel...