Collier leads Oregon St past Purdue 66-58

Collier leads Oregon St past Purdue 66-58
November 16, 2012, 7:51 pm
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Oregon State's Devon Collier (44) dunks the ball over Purdue's Sandi Marcius (55) and Rapheal Davis (35) during the first half of their NCAA college basketball game in the consolation round of the 2K Sports Classic at Madison Square Garden, Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, in New York. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)


NEW YORK (AP) NEW YORK (AP) - Devon Collier capped a high-scoring homecoming with a career-best 27 points and 14 rebounds, and Oregon State held off Purdue 66-58 on Friday in the third-place game of the 2K Sports Classic benefiting the Wounded Warrior Project.

Roberto Nelson added 10 points for the Beavers (3-1), who squandered a 15-point cushion in the second half before taking over again in the final 2 minutes.

Oregon State dominated the boards 47-36 and overcame an apparent knee injury to center Angus Brandt, who had nine points and nine rebounds.

The score was tied at 56 with 2 minutes to play when Collier put Oregon State ahead to stay by sinking a pair of free throws to start a decisive 8-0 run.