E. Michigan 47, Purdue 44

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


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.