Purdue ousts Aggies in overtime heartbreaker

Purdue's E'Twaun Moore (33) and Texas A&M's Dash Harris dive for a loose ball as Texas A&M's Bryan Davis looks on at top in the final seconds of the second half of an NCAA second-round college basketball game in Spokane, Wash., Sunday, March 21, 2010. Purdue beat Texas A&M 63-61 in overtime. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)

March 21, 2010 5:24:32 PM PDT
Chris Kramer's drive past one defender and layup over another 6 inches taller than him with 4.2 seconds remaining in overtime sent fourth-seeded Purdue into the regional semifinals of the NCAA tournament with a bruising 63-61 victory over fifth-seeded Texas A&M on Sunday. Texas A&M's B.J. Holmes got a final, frantic chance to win the game with a rushed 3-point try from in front of his bench at the buzzer, but it hit short on the rim to ensure a sixth regional appearance in 12 NCAA tournaments dating to 1994 for Purdue (29-5).

Kramer, Purdue's leader with Robbie Hummel out with a knee injury, led the Boilermakers with 17 points and seven rebounds.

Bryan Davis led the Aggies (24-10) with 17 points and 15 rebounds. The 6-foot-9 senior was the man who leaped but could not block Kramer's winning shot.