Boiler (shows) up: Dakota Mathias buries game-winning 3-pointer for Philadelphia 76ers Tuesday night
Improving to 8-4, the Philadelphia 76ers topped the Miami Heat, 137-134, in overtime at the Wells Fargo Center on Tuesday.
Though he only scored three points, Purdue Boilermaker Dakota Mathias picked the right time to make his presence felt, burying a 3-pointer to move the 76ers ahead, 134-132, with 26.1 seconds to play in the extra frame.
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— Jackson Frank (@jackfrank_jjf) January 13, 2021
Kansas Jayhawk Joel Embiid was the game’s leading scorer, tallying 45 points, to go along with 16 rebounds.
Kentucky Wildcat Tyler Herro poured in a team-high 34 points for the Heat, with Michigan Wolverine Duncan Robinson adding 26.
Mathias, a product of Elida (Ohio) High School, who played for the Boilermakers from 2014-18, ranks second in school history with 250 3-pointers, trailing only Carsen Edwards (281).
Currently in a four-way tie for fifth-place in the Big Ten Conference, head coach Matt Painter and Purdue (8-5, 3-3) will travel to Bloomington to battle the rival Indiana Hoosiers, who possess an identical record, at 7 p.m. ET on Thursday on FS1.