WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP)Matt Haarms scored 26 points on 11-of-16 shooting to lead Purdue to a 83-78 victory in double overtime over Minnesota in Big Ten action on Thursday night.
Haarms came up big in the second overtime as the Boilermakers scoring the first two baskets of the second overtime for the Boilermakers (9-5, 2-1).
Purdue started the second overtime with a 6-0 run, but Minnesota forged another tie. Sasha Stefanovic, who finished with 17 points, gave Purdue a 78-75 lead with a 3. With 40 seconds, Trevion Williams sank two free throws to put Purdue ahead 80-75. After Minnesota missed a 3-pointer, Haarms grabbed the rebound and hit the first of two free throws.
After Haarms scored with under a minute left to give Purdue a 68-67 lead, Daniel Oturu answered with a jumper. Purdue’s Williams hit the second of two free throws to make it 69-all with 6.5 seconds left in the first overtime. Minnesota’s Carr missed a running shot and Oturu’s putback.
Oturu scored 24 of his 29 points after halftime for the Gophers (7-6, 1-2) and grabbed 18 rebounds. Marcus Carr gave the Boilermakers fits with his quickness most of the game, but wore down late. He finished with 27 points.
With the score tied 55-all, the Gophers outscored Boilermakers 7-2 to take a 62-57 edge with 3:20 left in regulation.
Following a Minnesota turnover, Stefanovic sank a 3-pointer with 15 seconds left to tie it at 62-all. Carr missed a jumper and Oturu rebounded but was called for traveling with 1.3 seconds left. Williams missed a half-court shot as regulation expired.
Purdue shot 48% to take a 31-30 halftime lead. Minnesota shot 38% in the opening half.
Overall, Minnesota shot 36.5% and Purdue shot 42.6%
Minnesota: The Gophers suffered a heartbreaking loss, missing many chances to put the game away.
Purdue: The Boilermakers had one of their better outside shooting games, hitting some big 3s when needed. Purdue made 11 of 25 3s.
Minnesota plays host to Northwestern on Sunday.
Purdue plays at Illinois on Sunday.
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