Posted: Dec 22, 2013 1:55 PM
Updated: Dec 22, 2013 1:55 PM
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) Purdue's Terone Johnson scored 20 points and made a couple of key free throws late to lead his Boilermakers to a key non-conference victory over West Virginia, 73-70, Saturday.
Johnson connected on 5-of-16 field goals and 8-of-12 free throws, including three inside the last 36 seconds of the game.
He got support from his brother Ronnie, who chipped in 14 points, and Basil Smotherman came through with 11 digits for coach Matt Painter, who saw his team's record climb to 10-3. This was Purdue's first true road conference game in non-conference play.
West Virginia, which dropped to 7-5, saw freshman center Devin Williams connect for a career-high 20 points and record his fourth double-double of his young career. He brought down a game-tying high of rebounds (12).
Williams received support from teammates Eron Harris (24) and Juwan Staten 14.