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No. 17 Purdue routes Butler 82-67 for second Classic win

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Purdue set the tone with its defense. Butler never recovered.

Carsen Edwards scored 18 points, and the 17th-ranked Boilermakers beat the Bulldogs 82-67 on Saturday for their second win in the seven-year history of the Crossroads Classic.

Vincent Edwards and Isaac Haas had 15 points apiece for Purdue (11-2), which never trailed on the way to its first win in the series in nearly two decades. It had lost five in a row to Butler since its previous victory over the Bulldogs on Dec. 19, 1998.

The Boilermakers got their first win in the four-team, in-state classic last season when they overcame a 19-point deficit to beat Notre Dame 86-81.

''(My) sophomore year, we ended up losing to Butler, letting one slip,'' Vincent Edwards said. ''We didn't execute down the stretch like we did today. Last year we won and had a good comeback. This year we were able to stay out and stay ahead and finish the game.''

Kelan Martin had 17 points for the Bulldogs (8-3), who went into the annual classic in Indianapolis with a five-game winning streak, including their best offensive showing of the year in a 95-67 win over Youngstown State a week ago. Paul Jorgensen finished with 15 points and eight boards.

Ryan Cline's 3-pointer with 6 seconds left in the first period gave Purdue a 35-19 halftime lead. The Boilermakers then opened the second half with a 9-2 run and opened a 44-21 advantage on Vincent Edwards' three-point play with 17:36 remaining.

Purdue led by as much as 26 when Haas made a layup to make it 55-29 with 13:37 left.

''Purdue is a really good basketball team,'' Butler coach LaVall Jordan said. ''There's a reason that they are having the season that they're having, trending the way that they're trending. I think their pressure really affected us, especially early. We didn't execute.''

The Bulldogs cut the deficit to nine when Jorgensen hit a 3-pointer with 3:01 left. Purdue then scored eight straight to put the game away for good.

GETTING DEFENSIVE

Purdue's defense bothered Butler for much of the day. The Bulldogs shot 21.2 percent from the field in the first half - its worst shooting percentage in a half this season. They also tied their season high with 18 turnovers.

SERIES COMMAND

Despite its recent struggles, Purdue leads 38-19 in the all-time series against Butler. When Purdue last beat Butler, Jordan was in his sophomore season with the Bulldogs and scored three points in the loss.

BIG PICTURE

Butler: Dropped to 5-2 in the Crossroads Classic. The Bulldogs' only other loss in the event came against Indiana in 2014.

Purdue: Matt Painter got his first win against Butler as a head coach. He was 0-4 against the Bulldogs prior to Saturday's victory.

UP NEXT

Butler stays home for three of the next four games beginning with Morehead State on Tuesday.

Purdue closes out the pre-Christmas portion of its schedule at home against Tennessee State on Thursday.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
  Defensive rebound by Carsen Edwards 24.0
  Nate Fowler missed 3-pt. jump shot 26.0
+ 1 P.J. Thompson made 2nd of 2 free throws 33.0
+ 1 P.J. Thompson made 1st of 2 free throws 33.0
  Personal foul on Henry Baddley 33.0
+ 2 Kamar Baldwin made layup 37.0
  Offensive rebound by Kamar Baldwin 42.0
  Paul Jorgensen missed 3-pt. jump shot 44.0
  Lost ball turnover on Carsen Edwards, stolen by Paul Jorgensen 44.0
+ 3 Kamar Baldwin made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Kelan Martin 46.0
+ 2 P.J. Thompson made layup 58.0
Team Stats
Points 82 67
Field Goals 27-51 (52.9%) 26-69 (37.7%)
3-Pointers 9-21 (42.9%) 7-22 (31.8%)
Free Throws 19-24 (79.2%) 8-10 (80.0%)
Total Rebounds 31 37
Offensive 5 14
Defensive 24 17
Team 2 6
Assists 14 11
Steals 8 9
Blocks 10 3
Turnovers 18 17
Fouls 14 20
Technicals 0 0
18 PTS, 4 REB, 4 AST
17 PTS, 6 REB, 1 AST
12T
away team logo 17 Purdue 11-2 354782
home team logo Butler 8-3 194867
Team Stats
away team logo 17 Purdue 11-2 76.7 PPG 40.2 RPG 14.4 APG
home team logo Butler 8-3 71.9 PPG 34.8 RPG 13.2 APG
Key Players
00
C. Edwards G PPG RPG APG FG%
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K. Martin F PPG RPG APG FG%
Top Scorers
C. Edwards G 18 PTS 4 REB 4 AST
K. Martin F 17 PTS 6 REB 1 AST
52.9 FG% 37.7
42.9 3PT FG% 31.8
79.2 FT% 80.0
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
C. Edwards 18 4 4 7/12 1/5 3/4 3 29 2 1 5 0 4
V. Edwards 15 6 1 5/10 4/5 1/1 2 38 0 3 3 2 4
I. Haas 15 3 0 5/7 0/0 5/7 4 16 0 1 4 0 3
D. Mathias 14 4 5 5/11 1/4 3/4 2 31 1 0 2 0 4
P. Thompson 12 2 2 2/3 1/2 7/8 1 31 4 0 2 1 1
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
C. Edwards 18 4 4 7/12 1/5 3/4 3 29 2 1 5 0 4
V. Edwards 15 6 1 5/10 4/5 1/1 2 38 0 3 3 2 4
I. Haas 15 3 0 5/7 0/0 5/7 4 16 0 1 4 0 3
D. Mathias 14 4 5 5/11 1/4 3/4 2 31 1 0 2 0 4
P. Thompson 12 2 2 2/3 1/2 7/8 1 31 4 0 2 1 1
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
R. Cline 6 3 0 2/6 2/5 0/0 0 20 1 2 1 1 2
M. Haarms 2 5 0 1/2 0/0 0/0 2 27 0 3 1 1 4
N. Eastern 0 2 2 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 8 0 0 0 0 2
J. Taylor - - - - - - - - - - - - -
G. Eifert - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Luce - - - - - - - - - - - - -
E. Ewing - - - - - - - - - - - - -
S. Stefanovic - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Wheeler - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 82 29 14 27/51 9/21 19/24 14 200 8 10 18 5 24
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
K. Martin 17 6 1 6/13 3/5 2/2 0 39 3 2 2 3 3
P. Jorgensen 15 8 2 6/12 3/7 0/0 1 36 2 0 0 1 7
K. Baldwin 13 5 0 5/19 1/5 2/2 2 36 2 0 5 1 4
A. Thompson 10 0 4 4/7 0/0 2/2 5 25 1 0 5 0 0
T. Wideman 7 6 2 3/9 0/1 1/2 3 22 0 1 1 6 0
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
K. Martin 17 6 1 6/13 3/5 2/2 0 39 3 2 2 3 3
P. Jorgensen 15 8 2 6/12 3/7 0/0 1 36 2 0 0 1 7
K. Baldwin 13 5 0 5/19 1/5 2/2 2 36 2 0 5 1 4
A. Thompson 10 0 4 4/7 0/0 2/2 5 25 1 0 5 0 0
T. Wideman 7 6 2 3/9 0/1 1/2 3 22 0 1 1 6 0
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Brunk 3 2 0 1/1 0/0 1/2 1 6 0 0 0 1 1
N. Fowler 2 1 1 1/5 0/3 0/0 4 12 1 0 3 1 0
S. McDermott 0 0 0 0/1 0/1 0/0 0 8 0 0 0 0 0
H. Baddley 0 2 1 0/0 0/0 0/0 2 11 0 0 1 0 2
C. David 0 1 0 0/2 0/0 0/0 2 5 0 0 0 1 0
C. Donovan - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Gillens-Butler - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 67 31 11 26/69 7/22 8/10 20 200 9 3 17 14 17