Purdue rallies from 10 down to beat Lipscomb 66-62
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP)—Keaton Grant hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with under a minute to go and Scott Martin added two clinching free throws with 9 seconds remaining, giving Purdue a 66-62 victory over road-weary Lipscomb on Tuesday night.
The Bisons (1-5) led by 10 points in the first half but faded down the stretch.
Purdue (2-0) finally caught Lipscomb and took a 61-58 lead on two free throws by Chris Kramer with 2:58 to go. Lipscomb took its final lead at 62-61 on two straight baskets by Eddie Ard before Grant’s go-ahead 3-pointer.
Ard, who led Lipscomb with 19 points, then missed a 3-point attempt, and Martin, fouled on the rebound, hit the clinching free throws.
The final score marked Purdue’s biggest lead of the game.
Martin, a freshman, led Purdue with 16 points. Freshman Robbie Hummel, his former high school teammate, added 13 points and eight rebounds.
Michael Lusk added 13 points for the Bisons.