Davis and Hammons power No. 18 Purdue past no. 8 Michigan St in overtime
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Raphael Davis made one of two free throws with 4.6 seconds left in overtime Tuesday night to help No. 18 Purdue pull off an 82-81 upset over No. 8 Michigan State.
The Boilermakers (20-5, 8-4 Big Ten) snapped a seven-game losing streak in the series despite blowing an 18-point second-half lead, trailing by four late in regulation and allowing the Spartans to tie it at 81 with 11.5 seconds left.
Davis broke the tie with the decisive free throw, giving him 24 points. A.J. Hammons wrestled the second shot away from Michigan State (20-5, 7-5) to seal it.
Hammons had 19 points, 13 rebounds and eight blocks.
Denzel Valentine led the Spartans with 27 points, eight rebounds and 10 assists.
Purdue led 48-30 early in the second half but Michigan State rallied and led 72-68 with 1:59 to go before the Boilers scored four straight to force overtime.