INDIANAPOLIS – Jaden Ivey scored 26 points, but North Texas outscored Purdue 17-8 in overtime to hand the Boilermakers a season-ending 78-69 setback in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament.
The loss ends Purdue’s season at 18-10. The Boilermakers were the third-youngest team in the field and had no seniors on this year’s roster.
Purdue trailed 32-24 at halftime, but tied the game at 57 with just over three minutes to play on an Ivey fast-break layup.
After North Texas scored the next four points, Purdue tied the game at 61 on a pair of baskets by junior center Trevion Williams. Purdue then withstood a last-second shot by the Mean Green to send the game into overtime.
North Texas scored the first nine points of overtime and Purdue never threatened in the extra session.
Ivey scored 26 points while Williams recorded his 11th double-double of the season with 14 points, 13 rebounds and five assists.