No. 15 Purdue uses 3-pointers to beat Morehead State 90-56

Purdue guard Carsen Edwards, right, looks to pass the basketball defended by Morehead State guard Malik Maitland in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016, in West Lafayette, Ind. (AP Photo/R Brent Smith)
Purdue guard Carsen Edwards, right, looks to pass the basketball defended by Morehead State guard Malik Maitland in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016, in West Lafayette, Ind. (AP Photo/R Brent Smith)

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Freshman guard Carsen Edwards scored 16 points, and No. 15 Purdue made 11 3-pointers in the first half Saturday on the way to a 90-56 victory over Morehead State.

The Boilermakers (6-2), coming off a Wednesday loss at No. 14 Louisville in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge, used a 15-0 first-half run to stretch a 10-9 lead to 25-9, and Purdue continued to pull away.

Dakota Mathias added 14 points, and Caleb Swanigan and P.J. Thompson had 13 each for Purdue.

Miguel Dicent had 11 points for Morehead State (2-5), which played without coach Sean Woods, who has been suspended with pay since Nov. 22, when the university launched an official investigation into Woods’ treatment of players.

Purdue made 11 of 20 from 3-point range during the first half when it built a 47-25 lead. Carsen Edwards, who made his first start in place of slumping Vince Edwards, and Mathias made four 3-pointers each in the first half.

The Boilermakers played without fifth-year graduate student transfer point guard Spike Albrecht, who suffered a back injury this week.