Purdue 74, Oklahoma 71
Tuesday, November 21st 2006, 8:33 am
By: News On 6
LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) Carl Landry was 10-for-13 from the field and scored 30 points to lead Purdue to a 74-71 victory over Oklahoma on Tuesday in the consolation bracket of the EA Sports Maui Invitational.
The Boilermakers (3-1) will play the winner of the DePaul-Chaminade game for fifth place Wednesday.
Purdue took the lead for good at 67-66 on a drive by Tarrance Crump with 3:56 to play. Landry scored on a low spin move to give the Boilermakers a 3-point lead one minute later. After grabbing 2 big defensive rebounds on consecutive possessions he made 2 free throws with 29 seconds to go for a 71-66 lead.
Austin Johnson's 3-point play with 9.8 seconds left, he was fouled on a drive by Landry, brought the Sooners (2-2) within 73-71. Marcus Green of Purdue made 1 of 2 free throws with 9.2 seconds to go and Oklahoma had a chance to force overtime, but freshman Keith Clark's 3-point attempt with 2 seconds bounced off the rim.
There were four lead changes and four times in the final 8-minutes of the slow, physical game in which there were 45 fouls (25 against Oklahoma) and 37 turnovers (19 by Purdue).
Landry, an all-Big 10 second-team selection in 2005-06 after averaging 18.2 points, played just five games last season before tearing a ligament in his right knee. He had 7 rebounds against Oklahoma and was 10-12 from the line.
Junior reserve guard David Godbold had a career-high 17 points for Oklahoma, while Johnson finished with 16. The Sooners lost 77-65 to #12 Memphis in the first round.
Gordon Watt had 14 points and 11 rebounds for the Boilermakers, who lost 79-61 to #19 Georgia Tech in the opening round.
Purdue freshman guard Chris Kramer, who had started the first three games and averaged 6.3 points, did not play because of a sprained ligament in his right knee. The school said he is considered day to day.