Edey Goes for 31 & 22 as #5 Purdue Rolls Minnesota in Big Ten Opener
 Purdue 89, Minnesota 70 (post-game notes)
Purdue in fifth place improved to 8-0 with an 89-70 win over Minnesota in the Big Ten opener for each groups at Mackey Arena in entrance of 14,876 followers – the forty fifthth ongoing sale.
The Boilermakers received their fourth straight Big Ten opener and improved to 12-2 beneath Matt Painter in the final 14 league opening video games. Overall, Purdue is 13-5 in Big Ten Opener beneath Painter.
The win prolonged Purdue’s homecourt profitable streak to 12 video games. Purdue is 43-7 all-time towards Minnesota at Mackey Arena.
The Boilermakers are 8-0 for the second straight season, the primary time for the reason that 1992-93 (9-0) and 1993-94 (14-0) seasons that Purdue has began 8-0 in consecutive seasons. Last yr’s staff began 8-0 earlier than falling at Rutgers on December 9, 2021.
Purdue is 8-0 for the sixth time for the reason that 1938-39 season.
Purdue shot 58.1 % from the sector in the second half and ended up at 50.8 % general. Purdue additionally had 22 assists towards seven turnovers and received the rebound combat by 20 (41-21). In the final two encounters with Minnesota, Purdue has overtaken the Golden Gophers by a complete of 40 rebounds.
Purdue made 16 free throws whereas Minnesota shot simply eight. In the season now, Purdue has made 137 free throws whereas the opponents have solely shot 87. Purdue shoots 78.3 % from the free throw line.
Minnesota grew to become the primary staff this season to shoot greater than 42.0 % towards Purdue at 47.5 %. The 70 factors allowed had been a season excessive (Marquette).
Purdue has received 43 straight video games by 80 factors or extra and is now 65-2 with 80 factors for the reason that begin of the 2017-18 season.
Purdue has received 52 straight video games when he shot at the least 50.0 % from the sector, 40.0 % from 3-point vary, and 70.0 % from the free throw line. The final loss got here on March 3, 2004.
Zach Edey scored a career-high 31 factors with a career-high 22 rebounds for his sixth double-double of the season. He recorded 22 rebounds whereas Minnesota as a staff had 21. He is the one main convention participant to move an opponent in a league sport since 2009-10.
He additionally tried 10 free throws, turning into the one participant in the previous 25 years to take extra free throws than an opponent (Minnesota had 8) and move an opponent.
He grew to become the primary participant nationwide to have at the least 31 factors and 22 rebounds in the identical sport this season. He is one among solely 4 gamers since 2010-11 to have had a sport with 31 factors and 22 rebounds (North Carolina’s Brice Johnson, Delaware State’s Kendall Gray and West Michigan’s Seth Dugan).
His two 30-point video games are second in the nation behind Davidson’s Foster Loyer (3). Meanwhile, Edey’s 5 20-10 video games lead the nation with two video games over 4 completely different gamers.
Edey is the primary Purdue participant to have at the least 31 factors and 22 rebounds since Terry Dischinger (46 factors, 22 rebs) towards Minnesota on February 24, 1962.
Edey’s seven straight video games to attain 20 factors or extra is the longest streak for a Purdue participant since Glenn “Big Dog” Robinson had 20-plus factors in 18 straight video games in the 1993-94 season.
Edey’s seven straight video games to attain 20 or extra factors is the second-highest for a 7-footer nationally in the previous 25 years, behind Utah’s Andrew Bogut in 2004-05 (8).
Fletcher Loyer set profession highs with 20 factors and eight assists towards no turnovers. The Fort Wayne freshman is now averaging 12.4 factors and three.0 assists per sport whereas capturing 19-of-49 (.388) from lengthy vary.
Trey Kaufman Renn posted a profession excessive with 10 factors, six rebounds and three assists in 28 minutes.
WEST LAFAYETE, Ind. — Minnesota coach Ben Johnson is not certain how anybody can decelerate Purdue massive man Zach Edey.
“I don’t think there’s a team in the country that has an answer,” Johnson stated.
The 7-foot-4-Edey set profession highs with 31 factors and 22 rebounds and propelled No. 5 Purdue Sunday in Minnesota 89-70 in the Big Ten opener for each groups.
Edey’s earlier profession excessive for rebounds was 17.
“I have to guard (Edey) every day in practice, so I’m glad someone else is guarding him,” stated Trey Kaufman-Renn, 6-foot-9 of Purdue.
Edey began sluggish, making solely one among his first seven photographs. The junior dominated thereafter, ending 11 of 23 from the sector and 9 of 10 from the foul line.
“I figured my first few misses were shots I usually do, a few rolled in and out,” Edey stated. “I stuck with it and trusted my game and my abilities. I just kept shooting at them and eventually they started falling.”
Edey has at the least 20 factors in seven straight video games. That tied JaJuan Johnson, who did it in 2010-11, for longest streak Matt Painter‘s 18 years as a Purdue coach.
Fletcher Loyer scored 20 on 7-of-11 capturing for Purdue (8-0). Brandon Newman had 13 and Kaufman-Renn and Caleb First had 10 factors every.
Furst began in place of Mason Gillis, who was out with a minor again damage. Painter stated Gillis injured his again whereas lifting weights.
“With Mason out, who’s such a tough player and leader for us, we needed guys to come up and Trey and Caleb did a great job with that,” Loyer stated.
Loyer stated he may rating in the transition section.
“Zach is such a force in the middle that I just had to attack the weak side and get on the edge to help the team win,” Loyer stated.
Jamison Battle led the Golden Gophers (4-4) with 21 factors, hitting 5 of 10 3-pointers. Ta’Lon Cooper added 15 factors for Minnesota.
“I thought the ball was moving more than it had, which is good,” Johnson stated.
The Boilermakers capitalized on a 15-0 run to take a 1-34 lead on the half, 42-20. Minnesota scored the final seven factors earlier than the break.
“We had a few errors, but for the most part they made those long-contested two-pointers that we wanted them to take,” Edey stated of the Gophers capturing 53% in the second half.
Edey handed Minnesota as a staff whereas Purdue held a 41-21 rebound benefit. That led to Purdue’s 17-2 lead in second probability factors.
“What was most impressive to me was his ability to get rebounds in and around people,” Painter stated. “You lose a lot of time and when you’re that size it’s hard to keep your balance and still explode and get the basketball.”
Minnesota: The Golden Gophers misplaced their third straight sport general. They’ve misplaced 4 of their final 5 towards Purdue.
Purdue: With two wins, Purdue stays in the highest 5. The Boilermakers, who ranked No. 1 final season, have completed in the highest 5 for the primary time since 1986-87 and 1987-88 in consecutive years. The Boilermakers have spent 13 of the final 23 AP polls in the highest 5. The solely staff with extra weeks in the highest 5 is Gonzaga (22).