Big 10 Tournament

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Big 10 Tournament

Wisconsin 76 Purdue 75 (OT)

Purdue Falls in Overtime to Badgers

Wisconsin put game into overtime at the buzzer with Chucky Hepburn’s drive to basket. Badgers followed up with game-winning jumper by Max Klespit with 5 seconds left. Lance Jones’ desperation 3-pointer at the buzzer fell short and wide at the final buzzer.

Braden Smith was expected to play limited minutes but ended with 36 minutes of action. Smith seemed unphased by the leg injury suffered against Michigan State. Smith fouled out with 22 seconds left in overtime with a controverial offensive push-off while leading 75-74.

Wisconsin played the entire overtime without big men Tyler Wahl, Steven Crowl, and Nolan Winter who all fouled out.

Key Stats

Zach Edey continued his domination despite playing only 7 first half minutes. Edey led all scorers with 28 points, 22 coming in the second half and overtime.

Wisconsin point in the paint 38, Purdue 26

Purdue 16 turnovers, 13 of which came in the second half and overtime. Wisconsin total turnovers 5.

Key Individual Performances

Zach Edey 28 points and 11 rebounds

Chuckie Hepburn 22 points

AJ Storr 20 points

What it means

Purdue remains the #1 overall seed for the NCAA tournament and will get a valuable extra day of rest before the NCAA tournament.

Wisconsin remains in solid contention for a 5-seed.

Other Notables

Zach Edey became Purdue’s all-time leading scorer, surpassing Rick Mount whose record had previously stood for 54 years.

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