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Holsinger, Gomez lead Evansville past Purdue

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) -- Jason Holsinger scored 18 points,
including four vital free throws in the last 11 seconds, as
Evansville fended off the Purdue Boilermakers for a 75-69 win
Saturday night.

Victor Gomez had 12 points and four rebounds for the Purple Aces
(2-2).

Chris Lutz led Purdue with 14, followed by Matt Kiefer and Nate
Minnoy with 12 each.

The Purple Aces, who had a 27-21 margin at the break, led by as
many as 12 in the second half before Purdue (2-3) rallied in the
final five minutes. The Boilermakers shot just 7-of-20 (35 percent)
in the first half but were 17-of-32 (53.1 percent) after the break.

Lutz hit a 3-pointer with 4:26 left to trim the gap to two at
60-58, then Minnoy hit a jumper less than two minutes later to draw
within one. Purdue stayed close and got to within two again with 54
seconds left on a Minnoy free throw.

The Aces stretched their lead to six again, mostly on free
throws, before Minnoy hit a layup to make it 71-69 with 16 seconds
left.

Purdue's Chris Hartley then fouled Holsinger twice, setting up
the game-clinching free throws.