2:30 PM ET, March 19, 2009
Moda Center, Portland, Oregon
Fifth-seeded Purdue hits free throws to hold off 12th-seeded Northern Iowa
PORTLAND, Ore. -- The Purdue Boilermakers were beat up but smiling.Fifth-seeded Purdue held off a late charge by 12th-seeded Northern Iowa for a 61-56 victory Thursday in a rugged first-round game, and showed it afterward.
• For the third consecutive year, Purdue advances to the second round of the NCAA tournament.
• In each of the last 11 tournaments that Purdue has participated, the Boilermakers have advanced past the first round.
• E'Twaun Moore led Purdue with 17 points. Moore has scored over 15 points in each of his three career tournament games.
• Northern Iowa falls to 1-5 in the NCAA tournament.
-- ESPN research
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||20-54 (.370)||21-51 (.412)|
|3P Made-Attempted||7-22 (.318)||3-15 (.200)|
|FT Made-Attempted||9-11 (.818)||16-22 (.727)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||20 (0/0)||13 (0/0)|
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