Wmmary 40 26 66
Purdue 39 34 73
Date of game: 12/29/2012

Recap: Purdue vs. William & Mary

West Lafayette, IN (Sports Network) - Terone Johnson scored 16 points and A.J. Hammons added 14, as the Purdue Boilermakers fended off the William & Mary Tribe, 73-66, in non-conference play at Mackey Arena.

Ronnie Johnson chipped in with 11 points and seven assists for the Boilermakers (6-6), where were playing their first game action since Dec. 18.

The Tribe (7-4) entered winners of four straight, their longest winning streak since 2009-10, but fell despite a game-high 21 points from Marcus Thornton. Tim Rusthoven added 16 points and seven rebounds, Kyle Gaillard scored 12, and Brandon Britt finished with 11 points in the loss.

Purdue led throughout much of the first half, but the Tribe went on a late 7-0 surge to take a 40-39 lead into the break. Gaillard sparked the run with a 3- pointer and a pair of free throws.

The teams continued to battle back and forth until just under the eight-minute mark of the second half, when Jacob Lawson broke a 58-58 tie with a layup to give Purdue the lead for good. The Boilermakers closed out the contest by out- scoring the Tribe, 13-8.

Purdue did a better job of getting to the charity stripe, as the Boilermakers held a key 14-5 scoring advantage at the foul line for the game.

Game Notes

NASCAR News
Smith replaces Larson for Martinsville race

Regan Smith substituted for Kyle Larson in the No. 42 Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet in Sunday's Sprint Cup Series race at Martinsville Speedway after Larson was sidelined due to additional medical tests following his fainting spell on Saturday.

Extra Points: Snyder and the Beltway radio wars

If contradiction was an Olympic sport, Chip Kelly would certainly be medal-worthy judging by his performance at the NFL's owners meeting but the Eagles coach might have to settle for silver because Daniel Snyder's critics will take the gold every time.

2015 PREVIEW NL EAST: It's the Nationals and everybody else

There isn't much after that. The Miami Marlins are loaded up for a playoff push -- likely through a wild card spot -- and the New York Mets are up-and- coming but still raw. The Atlanta Braves and Philadelphia Phillies, former powerhouses of the division, are going through rebuilds and won't contend anytime soon.

Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
 
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.