Texas A&M center Bryan Davis already had two blocks.
But he was late trying to get a third, and it was on Purdue's game-winning basket Sunday.
Chris Kramer drove hard from the top of the key and made a shot right at the rim, just out of Davis' reach with 4.2 seconds remaining to give Purdue a 63-61 victory in the second round of the NCAA tournament.
"It was just kind of a defensive breakdown," Davis said of the play when Kramer beat Nathan Walkup to the basket. "I think we had been guarding hard for 44 minutes, and that play right there, I didn't even really expect him to get the ball. I didn't know who was going to get it, but I just thought that we were going to go out there and play and he came down and made a quick move. I almost got there to get a hand on it. But he made a tough shot, to his credit."
Coach Mark Turgeon didn't expect Purdue to shoot so quickly. He thought the Boilermakers would take it down to the buzzer so A&M wouldn't get a chance to get a shot off.
Kramer said he wasn't worried about that. He saw the lane open and took his chance.
It caught A&M off-guard.
"They went early," Turgeon said. "The defense was so bad, and Nate got out-of-step, and (Kramer) was able to get all the way to the rim. So good play by them, aggressive play by a senior, but really disappointing to guard that well (all game) and just give the layup the way we did. You tell the guys that they're probably going to go to (JaJuan) Johnson, probably going to (E'Twaun) Moore, but you play by your principles and that was a little disheartening."
Walkup comes off the bench for A&M, but Turgeon said he was in the game because he thought Walkup could guard Kramer.
"No matter who we had in there, they were going to drive him, and that's what they tried to do," Turgeon said. "It just didn't work out for us."