Purdue shoots season low 36-percent in loss to Louisville

Louisville's Tony Hicks (1) drives past Purdue's Dakota Mathias (31) as he trips during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016, in Louisville, Ky. Louisville won 71-64. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)
Louisville's Tony Hicks (1) drives past Purdue's Dakota Mathias (31) as he trips during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016, in Louisville, Ky. Louisville won 71-64. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

LOUISVILLE, Kent. (AP) – Ray Spalding and Mangok Mathiang each scored11 points and Donovan Mitchell contributed seven critical points down the stretch to help No. 14 Louisville hold off No. 15 Purdue 71-64 on Wednesday night in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.
Seeking a rebound from their second-half collapse against Baylor in the Battle 4 Atlantis championship when they lost a 22-point lead, the Cardinals held Purdue to a season-low 36 percent shooting but needed key baskets in the final minutes as the Boilermakers cut a 51-33 deficit to four with 14.4 seconds left.
Ryan McMahon’s 3-pointer with 4 minutes remaining helped along with Mathiang’s layup with 2:30 left, but Mitchell’s late scoring including a 3 helped the Cardinals (6-1) escape with their first win over Purdue since 1996.
Caleb Swanigan had 14 points and 11 rebounds and P.J. Thompson had 13 points, but the Boilermakers (5-2) had their four-game winning streak stopped along with a conference-record seven-game winning streak in the Challenge.