EAST LANSING, Mich. — A team that scores just 16 points in the first half in a Big Ten basketball game can't possibly win, right?
Wrong. Purdue showed how to do it Friday at #23 Michigan state, winning 55-54.
The Boilermakers were down 31-16 at the half. But the Spartans came out cold in the second and Purdue just kept chipping away and tied the game at 43-43 with 6:25 to play.
Then, down by one and with four seconds left, Trevion Williams nailed a jumper to give the Boilers their first lead since early in the game and the win.
Williams had 26 points and nine rebounds for Purdue, which is now 8-5 overall and 3-3 on the conference. Michigan State is 8-4 and falls to 2-4 in the Big Ten.
The Boilermakers managed the win despite shooting just 33% and making only three of 24 three-point attempts.