Appalachian State heads to the Sun Belt Conference next year and Thursday's win gave the Mountaineers an 18-17 record on the Bulldogs' home court as well as back-to-back conference wins.
Hamilton drilled a 3-pointer with 4:57 left in the first half to give the Mountaineers the lead for good, 28-26. His layup a minute later sparked a 10-4 run for a 40-32 lead at intermission.
Purdue coach Matt Painter says players haven't used the fifth-year graduate transfer rule for its true intent.
The dust has settled after players made their NBA draft decisions. Which college teams won? Which lost? Well, Villanova is pretty happy. USC, meanwhile, might not be as thrilled.
The 2017 recruiting class is short on point guards, with Trevon Duval leading only eight prospects from the ESPN 60 who are still available.