Edwards scores 36 to lead Purdue over Wisconsin

Edwards scores 36 to lead Purdue over Wisconsin
Purdue's Carsen Edwards (3) drives against Wisconsin's D'Mitrik Trice, left, and Brad Davison (34) during overtime of an NCAA college basketball game Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, in Madison, Wis. Edwards had a game-high 36 points in Purdue's 84-80 win. (AP Photo/Andy Manis)

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Carsen Edwards scored 36 points as Purdue outlasted Wisconsin 84-80 in overtime Friday.

The Boilermakers (10-6, 3-2 Big Ten) did most of their damage from the free throw line in overtime. Though they finished the game 17 of 30 from the line, which included 8 for 12 in overtime to seal the win.

Wisconsin, meanwhile, came in averaging 9.1 turnovers a game, second best in the NCAA. But the Badgers (11-5, 3-2) committed 17 for the game, including two in a key overtime stretch as they managed only a D’Mitrik Trice free throw over their final five possessions.

Wisconsin made it to overtime thanks to some late heroics by Trice in the final 30 seconds of regulation. Just 2 of 10 before the final stretch, he hit back-to-back 3 pointers to tie the game at 74. Edwards airballed a long 3-point attempt with 3.2 seconds left in regulation, and Trice’s wild attempt under pressure at the horn was off.

Edwards was 3 of 16 from the field on Tuesday as the Boilermakers lost to Michigan State. That included 2 of 13 from 3. But he hit his first three 3-point attempts and was 6 of 14 from the arc. But he still shot 10 of 26.

Ethan Happ led Wisconsin with 31 points.


Purdue: The Boilermakers won their first road game of the season, picking up a quality win in a place they hadn’t scored more than 75 points since it opened in 1998.

Wisconsin: The Badgers faltered down the stretch as they lost back-to-back home games sandwiched around a win at Penn State.


Minnesota: Hosts Rutgers on Tuesday.

Wisconsin: Plays at Maryland on Monday.