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Eastern Michigan holds on to shock Purdue 47-44
EASTRN MICHIGAN 47, PURDUE 44

YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) -- Derek Thompson scored eight points and
Eastern Michigan held off Purdue 47-44 on Saturday afternoon.



The Boilermakers (4-5) rebounded a missed free throw and had a
chance for a tying basket with 8.7 seconds to play, but Dru
Anthrop threw the ball away near midcourt. It was the last of
Purdue's 18 turnovers.



The Eagles (6-2) missed all eight of their tries from behind the
arc in the first half but made three in the first five minutes
of the second, including Glenn Bryant's 3-pointer that broke a
26-all tie 3 minutes in and gave Eastern Michigan the lead for
good.



J.R. Sims added seven points for the Eagles. Terone Johnson had
12 to lead the Boilermakers, who got 11 each from Ronnie Johnson
and A.J. Hammons.

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