Edey’s 31 points, 22 boards lead No. 5 Purdue past Minnesota
WEST LAFAYETE, Ind. (AP) — Zach Edey set career highs with 31 points and 22 rebounds, powering No. 5 Purdue past Minnesota 89-70 in the Big Ten opener for both teams.
The 7-foot-4 Edey started slowly, making only one of his first seven shots. He dominated after that, finishing 11 of 23 from the field and 9 of 10 from the foul line.
Edey has scored at least 20 points in seven straight games. Fletcher Loyer scored 20 for Purdue, which is 8-0. Jamison Battle had 21 points for the Golden Gophers, who are 4-4.