Purdue 105 Northwestern 96 – Overtime
Purdue withstands a great shooting night from Northwestern to win in overtime.
Purdue led most of the game, but Northwestern took the lead late, only to see Purdue make a run to force overtime. In overtime, Purdue executed the pick and roll to perfection to win the game.
Purdue never got comfortable because Northwestern always had the answer
Northwestern had to constantly change up defense on Zach Edey and it was tough because was able to hit from deep
Zach Edey was simply too much in the overtime for the Wildcats
Northwestern shot 57.6% from the field and 51.9% from deep.
Purdue made 29 FT’s and Northwestern took 8 FT attempts.
Purdue outscores Northwestern in 2nd chance points 14-5
Key Individual Performances
Zach Edey 30 points and 15 rebounds despite struggles from the FT line
Lance Jones scored 26 but also was a huge impact on defense
Boo Buie was fantastic in scoring 25 points. Ty Berry also scored 25 for Northwestern
What it means
Purdue is definitely the top seed in the tournament. Did not play a great game tonight but found a way to win
Northwestern is a solid team and should make the tourney.
Northwestern’s BIG 10 schedule will lighten up in the 2nd half of conference play
Purdue Head Coach Matt Painter, “Bob Knight said that basketball is watched by millions but understood by few”
Braden Smith on being snubbed by the Bob Cousey best point guard list “I’d rather win with my team” –
Northwestern Head Coach Chris Collins “Thats the way the game was called you have to live with it” – on the foul discrepancy