GAMEDAY Mens Basketball

Purdue 84, Rutgers 72

(AP Photo/Doug McSchooler)

By MARK AMBROGI
Associated Press

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Jaden Ivey scored 25 points, Zach Edey added 15 points and No. 5 Purdue beat Rutgers 84-72, ending the Scarlet Knights' recent run of success against ranked teams.

Rutgers had won its last four games, all against teams in the Top 25. The Scarlet Knights also had beaten Purdue in December.

The Boilermakers stopped the string as Ivey did much of his scoring at the line, hitting 15 of 18 free throws. Trevion Williams and Sasha Stefanovic each scored 11 points and Mason Gillis 10 points for Purdue (24-4, 13-4 Big Ten).

Paul Mulcahy scored 15, Clifford Omoruyi added 14 and Ron Harper Jr. had 13 points for Rutgers (16-10, 10-6).

The Boilermakers closed the first half with a 9-1 run to take a 45-36 lead, then opened the second half by scoring the first 11 points. Purdue held Rutgers scoreless for nearly five minutes in pushing the lead to 56-36.

For the game, Purdue shot 53% while Rutgers shot 51%. The big difference was Purdue had a 19-4 edge in points off turnovers. The Boilermakers also made 24 of 29 free throws to Rutgers' 13 of 17.


Rutgers
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
C. Omoruyi C 30 4-10 6-9 0-0 2-6 0 0 0 2 3 14
G. Baker G 34 5-13 0-0 1-3 0-0 1 0 1 2 3 11
R. Harper Jr. G 33 4-9 2-2 2-7 1-3 2 0 0 0 2 12
P. Mulcahy G 33 6-8 2-3 1-2 0-2 6 0 0 3 5 15
C. McConnell G 28 1-3 0-0 0-0 1-6 6 0 3 0 5 2
M. Mag   17 3-4 0-0 0-1 0-1 0 0 0 2 3 6
A. Hyatt   11 1-3 2-2 0-1 2-3 0 0 0 0 0 4
D. Reiber   10 3-3 1-1 1-1 0-1 1 0 0 1 2 8
J. Miller   3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Totals   199 27-53
(.509)
13-17
(.765)
5-15
(.333)
8-25 16 0 4 11 24 72


Purdue
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
M. Gillis F 30 4-7 0-0 2-4 1-5 1 0 0 0 2 10
Z. Edey C 19 5-6 5-6 0-0 2-7 3 2 0 0 2 15
J. Ivey G 39 5-11 15-18 0-5 0-2 4 0 0 3 3 25
E. Hunter Jr. G 36 2-7 2-2 1-3 1-3 3 0 0 0 2 7
S. Stefanovic G 31 3-7 2-2 3-7 0-1 3 0 1 1 3 11
T. Williams   21 5-8 0-1 1-1 1-4 4 0 0 2 2 11
E. Morton   10 0-1 0-0 0-1 0-1 0 0 1 0 0 0
I. Thompson   9 1-1 0-0 1-1 0-1 1 0 0 0 1 3
C. Furst   5 1-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 1 2
Totals   200 26-49
(.531)
24-29
(.828)
8-22
(.364)
7-27 19 2 2 7 16 84
Officials: Keith Kimble, Bert Smith, Bill Cheek




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