Maryland Knocks Off #24 Purdue, 61-60
Credit Source: University of Maryland Athletics
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COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Eric Ayala made two free throws with three seconds left, and Maryland scored the final six points to rally past No. 24 Purdue 61-60 on Tuesday night, ruining the Boilermakers’ season debut in the Top 25.
Purdue led 60-55 with 1:43 remaining before Darryl Morsell drilled a 3-pointer and Ayala finished up with three free throws. Ayala made 1 of 2 at the line with 48 seconds to go and hit the final two after missing a layup, collecting his own rebound and getting fouled by Jaden Ivey.
Purdue then committed a turnover before attempting a final shot. Aaron Wiggins had 18 points and 11 rebounds for Maryland (10-8, 4-7) and Ayala scored 16. The Terps went 8 for 13 from beyond the arc in the second half after going 1 for 12 from long range over the first 20 minutes.
Trevion Williams had 23 points and 11 rebounds for the Boilermakers, whose three-game road winning streak ended.
The Boilermakers built a 36-30 lead before successive 3-pointers by Ayala and Wiggins tied the game for the ninth time. After Williams popped a jumper, Wiggins drilled a lengthy 3 to give Maryland its first lead since 9-8.
The Terps visit Penn State on Friday night, the first of two meetings between the schools.