Purdue defeats Iowa 65-62 in overtime
Posted: 01/27/2013 at 6:00 pm
By: Associated Press
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Purdue center A.J. Hammons, center, is tied up by Iowa center Gabriel Olaseni, left, and forward Zach McCabe in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in West Lafayette, Ind., Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
Donnie Hale had 12 points and five rebounds and D.J. Byrd had 10 points and seven rebounds for the Boilermakers (11-9, 4-3 Big Ten), who have won four of their last five.
Mike Gesell had 18 points to lead the Hawkeyes. Roy Devyn Marble, Aaron White and Melsahn Basabe each scored 12 points for Iowa (13-7, 2-5). Basabe also had eight rebounds.
Purdue never trailed in overtime. Ronnie Johnson scored the go-ahead basket with 1:27 left in overtime to give Purdue a 61-59 lead. The Hawkeyes missed two free throws and two field goals and Byrd extended the lead with two free throws with 30 seconds left to make it 63-59.
The two teams meet again on Feb. 27 in Iowa City.