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Purdue outlasts Eastern Michigan

WEST LAFAYETTE – Bryson Scott, a Northrop graduate, made his first career start and had 16 points and five assists to lead the Purdue Boilermakers to a 69-64 victory over the Eastern Michigan Eagles on Saturday.

True freshman Kendall Stephens scored career-high 13 points, including three 3-pointers, and Terone Johnson had 9 points for the Boilermakers (8-2), who have won three straight.

Karringtonn Ward had 25 points and eight rebounds and Glenn Bryant had 11 points and nine rebounds for the Eagles (5-3), who have lost three in a row.

Scott, a Northrop graduate, went 9 of 10 from the free throw line in the final 2:43 to keep the game out of reach, including Purdue’s final seven points. Scott grabbed a steal at the end of the game to keep the Eagles from making a final push.

Purdue led 35-29 at halftime.

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