Late Kansas Rally Sends Boilermakers Out Of Big Dance

By Dean Pantazi

Late Kansas Rally Sends Boilermakers Out Of Big Dance

March 18, 2012 Updated Mar 18, 2012 at 11:57 PM EDT

OMAHA, NEBRASKA (Indiana's NewsCenter) - Elijah Johnson scored 18 points, the last two on a go ahead layup following a steal in the final minute, and Midwest Regional second seed Kansas rallied from ten points down in the second to oust Purdue from the NCAA Tournament 63-60.

Purdue led by six at halftime, thanks to the 22 points scored by Robbie Hummel in the first 20 minutes, and led by ten at one point early in the second half.

But Kansas chipped away to take its first lead with 25 seconds left on the Johnson layup.

Hummel closed out his Purdue career with a game high 26 points, but just four of them came in the second half.

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