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Zach Edey scores 40 as Purdue defeats Tennessee, heads to Final Four

Purdue heads to first Final Four since 1980

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WISH) — The Purdue Boilermakers defeated the Tennessee Volunteers 72-66 on Sunday to advance to the Final Four for the first time since 1980.

Purdue’s All-American center Zach Edey scored a season-high 40 points on 13-21 shooting to lead the Boilermakers to victory. Edey also had 16 rebounds. Guard Braden Smith led the Boilermakers in assists with seven, while also contributing 9 points and 7 rebounds. Tennessee’s All-American shooting guard Dalton Knecht finished with 37 points to lead the Volunteers.

The Boilermakers will travel to Phoenix to face North Carolina State Saturday at 6:09 p.m.