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Purdue's big runs overwhelm Ohio

Edwards scores 30 in Boilermakers' 95-67 win

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Ohio withstood one big run by Purdue to stay in the game but could not weather a second as the Boilermakers ran away with a 95-67 victory against the Bobcats on Thursday at Mackey Arena.

Purdue (7-5) opened up a 34-13 lead with 6:43 left in the first half, but Ohio (7-4) responded to cut its deficit to 43-34 less than five minutes later and trailed 49-39 in the opening minute of the second half. The Boilermakers, though, put away the Bobcats with a 15-2 run and led by as many as 31 points.

Tevyion Kirk and Ben Vander Plas had 15 points each to lead the Bobcats. Connor Murrell had his best game for Ohio, scoring 9 points, while Gavin Block had 8 points. Jason Carter was limited to 4 points and three rebounds.

Carsen Edwards went off for Purdue, scoring 30 points on 10-of-16 shooting. He was backed by Ryan Cline’s 19 points and Eric Hunter Jr.’s 13 points.

The Boilermakers shot 56.7 percent in the game, including 63 percent in the first half, and made 14 of 29 (48.3 percent) 3-pointers. The Bobcats finished at just 41.1 percent in the game, which included 33.3 percent second-half shooting.

Ohio scored only 3 points off of turnovers, compared to 21 by Purdue, though the turnover disparity was just 14-10. Purdue had an 11-2 advantage in fast break points.

The Bobcats close out nonconference play by hosting Florida International at 2 p.m. Sunday at The Convo.

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