Horizon (The Observer-News-Enterprise)
P.J. Thompson, Matt Costello

No. 18 Purdue beats No. 8 Michigan State 82-81 in OT

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — No. 18 Purdue turned Tuesday night's game into an impromptu senior night celebration.

Rapheal Davis, the Boilermakers' defensive stopper, played the offensive game of his life. A.J. Hammons, the 7-foot center who patrols the post, nearly posted a triple-double. And together they refused to let No. 8 Michigan State beat them again.

Davis made 1 of 2 free throws with 4.6 seconds left in overtime and Hammons wrestled the ensuing rebound from several defenders to preserve an 82-81 victory that set off an overdue celebration.

The AP Top 25 Poll

Poll Release: Feb 8
(###) Number of first place votes
RankteamRecordPointsPV Rank
1Villanova (32)21-31,5663
2Maryland (13)22-31,4994
3Oklahoma (7)20-31,4721
4Iowa (11)19-41,4715
5Xavier21-31,3826
6Kansas (1)20-41,3117
7Virginia (1)20-41,2239
8Michigan State20-51,14410
9North Carolina20-41,1362
10West Virginia19-51,08214
11Oregon20-490516
12Miami (FL)19-482617
13Louisville19-581919
14Iowa State17-678113
15Texas A&M18-56638
16SMU20-259312
17Arizona19-549723
18Purdue20-545618
19Dayton20-341324
20Providence18-634911
21Baylor17-633315
22Kentucky18-622820
23USC18-522527
23Southern California18-5225-
24Texas16-819936

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