(19) Purdue 47

(1-1, 0-1 away)

G. Washington 49

(1-1, 1-1 home)

    1:00 PM ET, November 25, 2005

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    #19PUR 19 2847
    GW 21 2849

    Late free throw lifts GW over No. 19 Purdue for upset win

    FREEPORT, Bahamas (AP) -- Jessica Simmonds' free throw with 9.4 seconds left lifted George Washington to a 49-47 victory over No. 19 Purdue in the Junkanoo Jam on Friday.

    The game was back and forth in the final eight minutes, with five ties. It was 47-all when Simmonds stepped to the line. After missing the first attempt, Simmonds made the second to put George Washington (1-1) in front.

    On the next trip downcourt for Purdue (1-1), Erin Lawless tried to drive the lane but was called for charging.

    After Lisa Steele made one of two foul shots, Lawless' desperation 3-point attempt bounced off the front of the rim.

    Sarah-Joe Lawrence and Jazinie Adair led George Washington with 12 points apiece. Simmonds and Chantelle John had 10 points each.

    Aya Traore led Purdue with 15 points and seven rebounds. But the Boilermakers had problems shooting throughout the game. They made only one of 12 3-pointers and finished at just over 30 percent (17-for-56) for the game from the field.

    George Washington will take on No. 18 Texas, a 59-55 winner over South Carolina, on the second day of this two-day, eight-team tournament. Purdue will conclude the event against South Carolina.

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