Purdue blows out No

PORTLAND, Ore.– Zach Edey and No. 24 Purdue shook off a sluggish start. When No. 8 Duke attempted to rally in the second half, the Boilermakers ended up strong.Edey had 21 points

and 12 rebounds, and Purdue beat Duke 75-56 on Sunday in the championship game of the Phil Knight Tradition guys’s tournament.Fletcher Loyer scored 18 points for Purdue (6-0), and reserve Caleb Furst ended up with 11 points and 10 rebounds.”I feel like we weren’t getting the looks we wanted early. As we settled into the game, we kept our poise and kept getting the shots that we wanted, “Edey said.” They were making some tough 2s at the beginning of the game, shots we’re OK with all season. “The 7-foot-4 Edey was 7-for-13 from the field and 7-for-8 at the line. He was

named competition MVP.”They have the most unique player in the country,”Duke coach Jon Scheyer

stated of Edey.”He’s a hard person to get ready for since there’s nobody else like him. “Duke (6-2) shot 36.2%(21-for-58 )from the field. Tyrese Proctor scored 16

points for the Blue Devils. Kyle Filipowski and Jeremy Roach each had 14. Ethan Morton had a take and a dunk to help Purdue open a 58-41 lead with 15:37 left in the

second half.Duke countered with an 8-0 run, capped by two foul shots by Dariq Whitehead. But Furst made a layup and a jumper to help hold off heaven Devils.A hook shot by Edey and a 3-pointer by Loyer made it 68-56 with 5:03 remaining.Duke left to a 14-7 start prior to

Purdue worked its way back into the game.” I do not feel like we came out bad today, but they matched our energy, “Edey said.A 3-pointer by Brandon Newman pushed the Purdue result in 46-28.

A late run by Duke cut the Boilermakers ’cause 46-35 at halftime.The Associated Press contributed to

this story.

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