Zach Edey leads No. 3 Purdue past Wisconsin 78-70 in his home finale

Sun, Mar 10, 2024
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Zach Edey leads No. 3 Purdue past Wisconsin 78-70 in his home finale

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) - Zach Edey had 25 points and 14 rebounds in his home finale, becoming the first Big Ten player to exceed 2,200 career points and 1,200 boards, and No. 3 Purdue beat Wisconsin 78-70 on Sunday.

Fletcher Loyer added 15 points and Braden Smith added 10 points, 10 assists and eight rebounds for the Boilermakers (28-3, 17-3), who won their fifth straight overall and a second consecutive Big Ten title by at least three games.

Purdue's seniors won their 59th conference game, matching the league record for victories over a four-year span set by Indiana from 1972-76.

John Blackwell scored 18 points for the Badgers (19-12, 11-9). Tyler Wahl had 17 points and 10 rebounds, and AJ Storr also scored 17.

NO. 12 ILLINOIS 73, IOWA 61

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - Terrence Shannon Jr. scored 25 points, Quincy Guerrier had 14 points and 13 rebounds, and Illinois beat Iowa.

Illinois (23-8, 14-6 Big Ten) finished three games behind conference champion Purdue and will be the No. 2 seed in this week's Big Ten Tournament in Minneapolis.

Payton Sandfort led Iowa (18-13, 10-10) with 23 points, 19 in the second half. Josh Dix had 13 points.

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