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Purdue Men Blow Out Rutgers To Remain Perfect At Home

Casey Abbett

With the Purdue lead at just ten points at halftime over Rutgers it looked like there was going to be a close game in Mackey Arena Tuesday night. But when the second half came to a close it was anything but, as the Boilermakers had soundly defeated the Scarlet Knights 89-54. 

Purdue dominated in almost all facets of the game. Their bench scored nearly 40 points, turned 19 turnovers into 24 points, and swiped nine steals. 

Purdue outscored their opponents 49-24 in the second half and shot 50% from beyond the arc, hitting 14 three-pointers. 

Top performances of the night came from Carsen Edwards, who scored 19 points to go with six assists and five rebounds and freshman Trevion Williams who notched a double-double off the bench with 16 points and 13 rebounds in just 21 minutes of play.

Fellow freshman Sasha Stefanovic chipped in with 14 points, going 4-5 from beyond the arc. Montez Mathis led the Scarlet Knights with 19 points.

Purdue returns home to Mackey Area on Saturday to face in-state rival Indiana.

Casey Abbett is a senior at Purdue from LaCrosse, Indiana, and has been been interning as a sports reporter for WBAA since his freshman year.