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Siena vs. Purdue: Purdue survives scare from Saints

Siena vs. Purdue: Purdue survives scare from Saints

A.J. Hammons scored 16 points, Basil Smotherman had a late tiebreaking dunk and Purdue beat Siena, 6

A.J. Hammons scored 16 points, Basil Smotherman had a late tiebreaking dunk and Purdue beat Siena, 68-63, Sunday in the seventh-place game at the Old Spice Classic.

Smotherman’s slam put Purdue (6-2) up, 65-63, with 27.9 seconds left. Hammons added two free throws to make it 67-63.

Purdue guard Ronnie Johnson had 13 points.

Siena (2-7) got 17 points from Rob Poole and Evan Hymes. Poole, the Saints’ leading scorer, fouled out with five minutes left and Siena up, 60-53. Another top scorer, Lavon Long also fouled out.

After Poole left, Purdue got six straight points before Hymes got his first points of the second half, a three-point play, to give Siena a 63-59 lead with 93 seconds left.

Purdue went 21-for-26 from the foul line, while Siena was 13-for-19.

Poole made consecutive long-range jumpers to give Siena a 58-50 lead with 61⁄2 minutes remaining.

PURDUE (6-2)

Smotherman 3-5 0-0 6, Simpson 5-9 2-3

12, Peck 2-5 0-0 4, T. Johnson 2-6 4-7 10, R. Johnson 1-6 11-12 13, Carter 0-2 0-0 0, Scott 0-3 0-0 0, Hammons 7-9 2-2 16, Stephens 1-4 0-0 3, Davis 1-4 2-2 4. Totals 22-53 21-26 68.

SIENA (2-7)

Long 4-10 1-2 10, Bisping 2-8 0-0 4, Silas 2-6 0-1 4, Wright 2-7 0-0 4, Poole 5-6 3-4 17, Audu 0-1 2-2 2, Hymes 5-10 6-8 17, White 0-2 0-0 0, Wolfe 2-3 1-2 5. Totals 22-53 13-19 63.

Halftime — Siena, 43-30. 3-Point Goals — Purdue 3-13 (T. Johnson 2-4, Stephens 1-4, Davis 0-1, R. Johnson 0-1, Peck 0-1, Carter 0-2), Siena 6-13 (Poole 4-5, Hymes 1-1, Long 1-3, Wolfe 0-1, Bisping 0-3). Fouled Out — Hammons, Long, Poole. Rebounds — Purdue 31 (Hammons 9), Siena 36 (Bisping, Poole 8). Assists — Purdue 6 (R. Johnson, Peck 2), Siena 8 (Wright 5). Total Fouls — Purdue 18, Siena 23.

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