Scores

Final

Purdue 69

(2-3, 0-2 away)

Evansville 75

(2-2, 2-0 home)

    6:05 PM ET, December 3, 2005

    Roberts Stadium, Evansville, Indiana

    1 2 T
    PUR 21 4869
    EVAN 27 4875

    Top Performers

    Purdue: M. Kiefer 12 Pts, 6 Reb, 4 Ast, 4 Stl, 1 Blk

    Evansville: J. Holsinger 18 Pts, 1 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Blk

    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.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    PUR
    EVAN
    Points 69 75
    FG Made-Attempted 24-52 (.462) 22-51 (.431)
    3P Made-Attempted 7-14 (.500) 10-24 (.417)
    FT Made-Attempted 14-20 (.700) 21-28 (.750)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 25 (0/0) 23 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 4 14

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