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Williams, Tennessee shocks No. 18 Purdue in OT

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Tennessee Volunteers defeated No. 18 Purdue Boilermakers on Wednesday. The Volunteers won 78-75 in overtime in the Bad Boy Mowers Battle 4 Atlantis at Imperial Arena at Atlantis Paradise Island in Nassau, Bahamas.

The Volunteers keep their early season perfect with a 3-0 mark. The Boilermakers are 4-1.

Grant Williams (Getty Images)

Grant Williams (Getty Images)

The Volunteers will now face No. 5 Villanova Wildcats on Thursday at 12:30 pm EST. The Boilermakers will face the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers on Thursday at 7 pm.

“We really showed the toughness that we’ve been looking for from them,” Volunteers head coach Rick Barnes said. “To play for 45 minutes. Our guys just kept finding ways to fight back.”

A key stat in the game was that the Volunteers had 20 offensive rebounds. Purdue had just nine.

The Volunteers won despite having eight bench points. In comparison, Purdue had just four bench points.

Grant Williams had a game-high 22 points. He was one of three Volunteers, who were in double-figures, as Admiral Schofield had 10 and Kyle Alexander added 13.

The entire Boilermakers starting five were in double-figures. Carsen Edwards led Purdue with 21 points.

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