Nov. 16, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) - James Bell hit two 3-pointers in overtime after going 1 for 8 from beyond the arc in regulation, and Villanova beat Purdue 89-81 on Thursday night in the semifinals of the 2K Sports Classic benefiting the Wounded Warrior Project.
Villanova scored the last six points of regulation - all on free throws - to tie the game at 75.
The Wildcats (3-0) will face Alabama in Friday night's championship game. The Crimson Tide beat Oregon State 65-62.
Bell hit his first 3 to break the 75-all tie and his second made it 83-79 with 2 minutes left. That started a 9-0 run that gave the Wildcats the win in Madison Square Garden.