Purdue Falls in Third-Place Game

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Anthony Johnson

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Anthony Johnson
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Nov. 16, 2012

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NEW YORK (AP) - NEW YORK (AP) - Oregon State held off Purdue 66-58 on Friday in the third-place game of the 2K Sports Classic benefiting the Wounded Warrior Project.

Roberto Nelson added 10 points for the Beavers (3-1), who squandered a 15-point cushion in the second half before taking over again in the final 2 minutes.

Oregon State dominated the boards 47-36 and overcame an apparent knee injury to center Angus Brandt, who had nine points and nine rebounds.

The score was tied at 56 with 2 minutes to play when Collier put Oregon State ahead to stay by sinking a pair of free throws to start a decisive 8-0 run.

Freshman A.J. Hammons led Purdue with 20 points and eight rebounds, while D.J. Byrd and Anthony Johnson scored 11 and 10, respectively. Terone Johnson dished out four assists to share game-high honors. Freshman forward Jay Simpson blocked a game-high three shots for the Boilermakers.