Edey scores 21 as No. 24 Purdue beats No. 8 Duke 75-56

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PORTLAND, Oregon. Zach Adey and No. 24 Perdue got rid of the slow start. When the No. 8 Duke tried to rally in the second half, the Boilermakers finished strong.

Edie scored 21 points and grabbed 12 rebounds as Perdue beat Duke 75-56 on Sunday in the Phil Knight Legacy Men’s Championship game.

Fletcher Loyer scored 18 points for Purdue (6-0), while backup Caleb Furst finished with 11 points and 10 rebounds.

“I feel like we didn’t get the look we wanted before. When we got used to the game, we kept our composure and continued to take the shots that we wanted, ”said Edey. “In the beginning of the game, they made some difficult shots, shots that we manage all season.”

The 7-foot 4 Edey was 7 of 13 from the field and 7 of 8 on the line. He was named MVP of the tournament.

“They have the most unique player in the country,” Duke coach John Scheier said of Edie. “It’s hard to prepare for him because there’s no one like him.”

Duke (6-2) made 36.2% (21 of 58) of his field goals. Tire Proctor scored 16 points for the Blue Devils. Kyle Filipovsky and Jeremy Roach had 14 each.

Ethan Morton had a steal and a dunk to put Purdue up 58-41 with 15:37 left in the second half.

Duke responded with an 8-0 series topped by two Darik Whitehead penalties. But Furst made it easy and jumped over to help hold off the Blue Devils.

Edie’s hook and Loyer’s three-pointer made it 68-56 with 5:03 left.

Duke started 14-7 before Purdue returned to the game.

“I don’t feel like we did poorly today, but they matched our energy,” Edie said.

Three-pointer Brandon Newman extended Purdue’s lead to 46–28. Duke’s late run cut the Boilermakers’ lead to 46–35 by halftime.

THE BIG PICTURE

Duke: Roach seemed to have a problem with his left foot at some point, but he returned to the game. Shyer said that Roach injured his toe.

Purdue: Although neither team had great offensive plays, Purdue was the best team from long range. Perdue hit seven 3-pointers to Duke’s two.

NEXT

Duke: Ohio will host on Wednesday.

Purdue: Visits Florida on Wednesday.

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