Robbie Hummel made a 3-pointer with 20 seconds remaining to give Purdue a 91-90 victory over Iona on Thursday in the 5-Hour Energy Puerto Rico Tip-Off.
Iona (0-1) took a 90-88 lead with 33 seconds on a foul-line jumper by Lamont Jones. But Hummel answered with his fourth 3, giving him a game-high 24 points.
Iona's Lamont Jones tried to drive to the basket in the final seconds, but lost the ball after he was surrounded by three defenders.
Purdue's Ryne Smith was fouled and missed both free throws, but Iona failed to connect on a half-court shot at the buzzer.
Lewis Jackson scored 17 points and Smith had 15 on 5-of-6 shooting from 3-point range for Purdue (3-0).
Lamont Jones scored 17 points to lead Iona. Taaj Ridley had 16 points and 12 rebounds, Scott Machado had 14 points and 11 assists and Mike Glove added 13 points and 12 rebounds.