Purdue led almost wire-to-wire in its 72-69 win over Saint Mary's in the Second Round of the 2012 NCAA Tournament. But the Boilermakers had to hang on late to get their ticket to the weekend.
Terone Johnson had 21 points, five assists and four rebounds for Purdue, and Lewis Jackson added 18 points of his own. The Boilermakers needed to stave off a late 18-5 Saint Mary's run that gave the Gaels the lead to advance, though, and did so by scoring the game's final four points and holding the Gaels scoreless for the final 45 seconds of play.
The Boilermakers advance to play the winner of Kansas-Detroit.
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