Georgetown Survives St. John's Attack

Purdue lets Minnesota get close before heating up for 65-53 win
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 28, 2008 2:50 AM CST
Purdue's JaJuan Johnson, left, get a basket despite the defense of Minnesota's Dan Coleman in the second half of college basketball action in West Lafayette, Ind., Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2008. Purdue defeated...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – St. John's out-shot and out-rebounded No. 11 Georgetown, but the Hoyas regrouped to come up with the 64-52 win over the 14th-place Red Storm. DaJuan Summers had a rocky game for Georgetown, missing two dunks along with other easy shots, but he still collected a game-high 21 points, The Hoya reports. In other NCAA basketball action:

No. 16 Purdue started out slowly, until Keaton Grant hit a 30-foot buzzer beater to break a first-half tie. The Boilermakers relied on their defense to keep Minnesota in check for most of the game, as 11-of-31 shooting wasn't going to do the job. Forcing 20 turnovers and holding the Gophers to 36% shooting, Purdue pulled off a 65-53 victory.