Hammons leads No. 20 Purdue over No. 10 Maryland, 83-79
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) A.J. Hammons scored 19 points to lead five Purdue players in double figures, and the 20th-ranked Boilermakers held on for an 83-79 victory over No. 10 Maryland on Saturday.
Sophomore guard Dakota Mathias added a career-best 17 points for Purdue (22-7, 10-6 Big Ten), Rapheal Davis and Vince Edwards each scored 11 and Caleb Swanigan had 10 in Purdue's second victory over a Top 10 opponent in 18 days.
The Boilermakers defeated No. 6 Michigan State on Feb. 9. It is also Purdue's school record-tying 16th home victory this season.
Hammons made a free throw with 1:49 to go to break a 76-76 tie, and a layup by Johnny Hill made it 79-76 with 1:16 to go.
Davis and Edwards each made two free throws in the final 23.1 seconds to help the Boilermakers withstand a late charge from Maryland (23-6, 11-5).
Melo Trimble led the Terrapins with 19 points, Diamond Stone scored 18 and Jake Layman added 15.