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Edwards helps No. 24 Purdue hold off Ball State 84-75

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) One big second-half push by Purdue was enough.

Carsen Edwards scored 23 points on 8-for-22 shooting, and the 24th-ranked Boilermakers pulled away from Ball State for an 84-75 victory on Saturday night.

Edwards struggled with his shooting stroke at times but managed to contribute in a variety of ways. The junior guard had five rebounds, five assists and blocked a shot.

Purdue trailed 48-45 after Kyle Mallers made a 3-pointer for Ball State with 18 minutes left. But the Boilermakers responded with a 24-4 run.

Nojel Eastern capped the decisive stretch with a pair of layups, making it 69-52 with 11:28 remaining.

''In the first half, in terms of 50-50 balls and that kinda stuff, they were coming at us,'' Purdue center Matt Haarms said. ''In the second half, they weren't ready for us and we came at them right away. ... You've just got to hit `em.''

Haarms had 16 points for Purdue (2-0) despite batting foul trouble. Dartmouth transfer Evan Boudreaux added 14 points and seven rebounds, and Eastern finished with 12 points and nine boards.

Tayler Persons led Ball State with 19 points and eight rebounds. But he was shut down after Purdue coach Matt Painter put Eastern on him in the second half.

''He's 6-foot-6, an athlete and a really good defender,'' Persons said about Eastern. ''It's tough. ... I've got to take advantage of when other people are on me.''

The Cardinals (1-1) also got 13 points from K.J. Walton.

Eastern had six offensive rebounds, helping Purdue to a 40-29 edge on the boards. The Boilermakers shot 43.5 percent (30 for 69) from the field, compared to 48.1 percent (25 for 52) for the Cardinals.

''Even though you struggle shooting the basketball, you still give yourself a chance (with those extra possessions),'' Painter said.

BIG PICTURE

Purdue showed its ability to weather a poor shooting half, including by its best scorer in Edwards, but it likely will see a step up in competition beginning as soon as next week.

Ball State got another solid performance from Persons, but the Cardinals are going to need more from him down the stretch to compete in Mid-American Conference play.

UP NEXT

Purdue heads down to South Carolina to participate the Charleston Classic. Its first game is against Appalachian State on Thursday.

Ball State also will be part of the Charleston Classic. Its first game is against Virginia Tech on Thursday.

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Key Players
T. Persons
2 G
R. Cline
14 G
29.0 Min. Per Game 29.0
13.0 Pts. Per Game 13.0
8.0 Ast. Per Game 8.0
2.0 Reb. Per Game 2.0
39.3 Field Goal % 36.4
44.4 Three Point % 26.7
81.8 Free Throw % 100.0
+ 3 Ishmael El-Amin made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Josh Thompson 19.0
  Defensive rebound by Josh Thompson 26.0
  Aaron Wheeler missed 3-pt. jump shot 28.0
+ 3 Zach Gunn made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Josh Thompson 45.0
  Defensive rebound by Brachen Hazen 1:04
  Carsen Edwards missed jump shot 1:06
+ 1 Brachen Hazen made 2nd of 2 free throws 1:12
+ 1 Brachen Hazen made 1st of 2 free throws 1:12
  Personal foul on Nojel Eastern 1:12
  Defensive rebound by Tayler Persons 1:13
  Evan Boudreaux missed 3-pt. jump shot 1:15
Team Stats
Points 75 84
Field Goals 25-52 (48.1%) 30-69 (43.5%)
3-Pointers 11-23 (47.8%) 7-32 (21.9%)
Free Throws 14-19 (73.7%) 17-24 (70.8%)
Total Rebounds 29 40
Offensive 7 18
Defensive 20 19
Team 2 3
Assists 9 17
Steals 4 4
Blocks 2 5
Turnovers 18 11
Fouls 24 22
Technicals 0 0
19 PTS, 8 REB, 2 AST
23 PTS, 5 REB, 5 AST
12T
away team logo Ball State 1-1 413475
home team logo 24 Purdue 2-0 424284
Team Stats
away team logo Ball State 1-1 80.7 PPG 39.7 RPG 13.9 APG
home team logo 24 Purdue 2-0 77.1 PPG 39 RPG 14.0 APG
Key Players
2
T. Persons G 16.8 PPG 4.2 RPG 5.0 APG 43.9 FG%
3
C. Edwards G 25.5 PPG 3.2 RPG 3.8 APG 43.6 FG%
Top Scorers
T. Persons G 19 PTS 8 REB 2 AST
C. Edwards G 23 PTS 5 REB 5 AST
48.1 FG% 43.5
47.8 3PT FG% 21.9
73.7 FT% 70.8
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
T. Persons 32 19 8 2 0 0 5 4 5/13 3/5 6/8 1 7
K. Walton 25 13 3 0 1 0 6 5 6/11 0/0 1/2 1 2
T. Teague 22 8 4 1 1 1 2 5 3/6 0/1 2/2 3 1
K. Mallers 24 8 2 1 0 0 2 4 2/4 2/4 2/2 0 2
B. Hazen 18 6 3 1 0 1 2 3 1/2 1/2 3/5 0 3
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
T. Persons 32 19 8 2 0 0 5 4 5/13 3/5 6/8 1 7
K. Walton 25 13 3 0 1 0 6 5 6/11 0/0 1/2 1 2
T. Teague 22 8 4 1 1 1 2 5 3/6 0/1 2/2 3 1
K. Mallers 24 8 2 1 0 0 2 4 2/4 2/4 2/2 0 2
B. Hazen 18 6 3 1 0 1 2 3 1/2 1/2 3/5 0 3
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
I. El-Amin 17 8 1 1 0 0 0 1 3/7 2/6 0/0 0 1
A. Nehls 14 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 2/2 2/2 0/0 0 1
T. Moses 23 4 2 0 0 0 1 2 2/4 0/0 0/0 1 1
Z. Gunn 18 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 1/3 1/3 0/0 1 1
J. Thompson 8 0 1 3 2 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 1
B. Huggins - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Thomas - - - - - - - - - - - - -
K. Acree - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Coleman - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 201 75 27 9 4 2 18 24 25/52 11/23 14/19 7 20
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
C. Edwards 38 23 5 5 0 1 3 2 8/22 2/10 5/5 2 3
M. Haarms 18 16 4 0 0 0 1 4 5/8 1/1 5/8 3 1
N. Eastern 28 12 9 1 2 1 1 3 5/7 0/0 2/3 6 3
R. Cline 35 9 4 5 2 1 1 0 3/12 1/9 2/2 0 4
G. Eifert 24 5 4 3 0 0 1 4 2/4 0/2 1/1 3 1
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
C. Edwards 38 23 5 5 0 1 3 2 8/22 2/10 5/5 2 3
M. Haarms 18 16 4 0 0 0 1 4 5/8 1/1 5/8 3 1
N. Eastern 28 12 9 1 2 1 1 3 5/7 0/0 2/3 6 3
R. Cline 35 9 4 5 2 1 1 0 3/12 1/9 2/2 0 4
G. Eifert 24 5 4 3 0 0 1 4 2/4 0/2 1/1 3 1
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
E. Boudreaux 20 14 7 1 0 0 2 4 5/9 2/5 2/4 2 5
A. Wheeler 16 5 2 1 0 2 1 2 2/4 1/3 0/1 2 0
S. Stefanovic 6 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0/1 0/1 0/0 0 1
E. Hunter Jr. 12 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 0/2 0/1 0/0 0 1
T. Williams 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 0
T. Luce - - - - - - - - - - - - -
E. Dowuona - - - - - - - - - - - - -
K. King - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 198 84 37 17 4 5 11 22 30/69 7/32 17/24 18 19