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Williams leads No. 3 Purdue past Penn State 74-67

The Boilermakers will return to action Jan. 11 on the road against Michigan.
Credit: AP/Gary M. Baranec
Purdue's Jaden Ivey (23) drives the baseline as Penn State's Greg Lee (5) defends during an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Jan. 8, 2022, in State College, Pa. (AP Photo/Gary M. Baranec)

PENNSYLVANIA, USA — Trevion Williams scored 21 points, including the final go-ahead basket, and No. 3 Purdue held off Penn State 74-67 on Saturday.

Williams was 9-of-12 shooting and grabbed nine rebounds despite sitting out over eight minutes of the second half after picking up his third foul. When he did return with eight minutes remaining, he scored 10 points, including a bucket that restored the Boilermakers’ lead. 

Mason Gillis added 14 points, Sasha Stefanovic scored 13 and Jaden Ivey tallied 12 for Purdue. 

Jalen Pickett scored 21 points with 10 assists for Penn State. Lee added 11 points and Seth Lundy and John Harrar 10 each.

The Boilermakers (13-2) will return to action Jan. 11 on the road against Michigan.