No. 21 Purdue beats IUPUI for Painter’s 300th victory

IUPUI guard D.J. McCall (22) knocks a rebound away from Purdue guard Carsen Edwards (3) in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in West Lafayette, Ind., Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Carsen Edwards scored a career-high 27 points and No. 21 Purdue beat IUPUI 86-61 on Sunday night for coach Matt Painter’s 300th victory.

Isaac Haas added 14 points and six rebounds, and Vincent Edwards had 12 points and 12 rebounds to help the Boilermakers (10-2) win their sixth straight game.

Maurice Kirby had 16 points for IUPUI (2-6), and Jaylen Minnett added 12 points. The Jaguars who have lost four straight.

Purdue closed out the first half on a 6-0 spurt, capped by P.J. Thompson’s 3-pointer just before the buzzer that made it 40-31. The Boilermakers opened the second with a 14-0 run, including seven straight points by Carsen Edwards.

Haas’ layup with 16:31 to play put Purdue ahead 54-31 — before IUPUI finally scored again on a lay-up by Kirby.


IUPUI: They’re 0-3 in the short series with Purdue. Against Big Ten opponents, the Jaguars’ last win came against Northwestern, 56-53 on Nov. 27, 2002.

Purdue: After Thursday’s win over Valparaiso, IUPUI was the second of a three-game stretch against in-state opponents. The Boilermakers have won five straight against teams from Indiana and hasn’t lost to an in-state team since Feb. 20, 2016.


IUPUI is off this week before heading to Washington State on Saturday for the second game three straight games on the road.

Purdue is off this week until a matchup with Butler in the annual Crossroads Classic at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.