WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Carsen Edwards heard the comparisons to Steph Curry throughout the NCAA Tournament.
Virginia, Texas Tech give Final Four certain new look
Texas Tech shut down the nation's most efficient offense to reach its first Final Four in 93 years as a program.
Virginia erased the bitter taste of last year's historic NCAA Tournament flop...
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — From embarrassment to exhilaration. From early exit to regional champ. From bracket busters to net cutters.
Virginia, the first No. 1 seed to lose to a 16 seed a year...
Virginia tops Edwards, Purdue in OT to reach Final Four
Virginia is heading to the Final Four for the first time since 1984.
Kyle Guy had 25 points and 10 rebounds as the top-seeded Cavaliers withstood a brilliant performance from Purdue's Carsen...
The Latest on the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament (all times Eastern):
Virginia is heading to the Final Four for the first time since 1984.
TIPPING OFF: First 2 Final 4 spots on the line
The first two spots in the Final Four will be decided on Saturday. Both games will be strength against strength.
In the West Region, Gonzaga and the best offense in Division I will face...
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Yes, Carsen Edwards' phone blew up after he and the Purdue Boilermakers advanced to their first Elite Eight since 2000, a step away from the school's first Final Four since...
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Down two to Tennessee with 2.7 seconds left, Purdue narrowly avoided a 5-second call before Carsen Edwards took a pass in the corner and heaved up a 3-point attempt that...
Edwards leads Purdue to rout of reigning champ Villanova
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Purdue's Carsen Edwards says he was getting tired of answering questions about his shooting slump.
The Boilermakers' junior star had all the answers Saturday night. He...
Edwards leads Purdue past ODU 61-48 in 1st round of NCAA
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — If this is what a slump looks like for Carsen Edwards, Purdue coach Matt Painter can live with it.
Edwards scored 26 points and third-seeded Purdue coasted to a 61-48...
Murphy, Coffey lead Minnesota over No. 13 Purdue 75-73
CHICAGO (AP) — Minnesota came into the Big Ten Tournament looking to secure a brighter postseason future after an inconsistent regular season.
Michigan State's Cassius Winston is The Associated Press player of the year in the Big Ten Conference and Purdue's Matt Painter is its coach of the year.
EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — A shaky start to the season didn't rattle Purdue. The Boilermakers believed they were setting themselves up to go on a big run, and look at them now.
No. 11 Purdue looks to extend streak vs Northwestern
No. 11 Purdue (22-8, 15-4) vs. Northwestern (13-17, 4-15)
Welsh-Ryan Arena, Evanston, Illinois; Saturday, 2:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: No. 11 Purdue looks for its sixth straight win in...
Minnesota looks to knock off No. 11 Purdue
No. 11 Purdue (22-7, 15-3) vs. Minnesota (18-11, 8-10)
Williams Arena, Minneapolis; Tuesday, 8 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: No. 11 Purdue looks to give Minnesota its fifth straight loss to...
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Purdue leading scorer Carsen Edwards has struggled from the field in the second half of the Big Ten season, including a recent two-game stretch when he was made 7 of 40...
Ohio State faces tough test vs No. 14 Purdue
Ohio State (18-10, 8-9) vs. No. 14 Purdue (21-7, 14-3)
Mackey Arena, West Lafayette, Indiana; Saturday, 2 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: No. 14 Purdue presents a tough challenge for Ohio State....
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Edwards scores 23, No. 14 Purdue shakes off Illinois 73-56
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — As long as Purdue kept winning, Carsen Edwards was adamant that his poor shooting performances didn't matter.
Illinois faces tough test vs No. 14 Purdue
Illinois (10-17, 6-10) vs. No. 14 Purdue (20-7, 13-3)
Mackey Arena, West Lafayette, Indiana; Wednesday, 8:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: No. 14 Purdue presents a tough challenge for...
Eifert’s late baskets help No. 15 Purdue hold off Huskers
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Purdue's Grady Eifert headed toward the basket when he saw Carsen Edwards put up a 3-pointer and the No. 15 Boilermakers leading Nebraska by a point with two minutes...
Nebraska looks to knock off No. 15 Purdue
No. 15 Purdue (19-7, 12-3) vs. Nebraska (15-12, 5-11)
Pinnacle Bank Arena, Lincoln, Nebraska; Saturday, 4 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: No. 15 Purdue looks to give Nebraska its fifth straight...
Edwards, Haarms team up to lead No. 12 Purdue past Penn St.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Matt Haarms gave No. 12 Purdue a boost of energy. Carsen Edwards added the scoring punch.
Together, they were a knockout combination.
Edwards scored 15 of his 21 points in the second half Saturday and Haarms celebrated his return to the starting lineup with a career-high 18 to lead the Boilermakers past pesky Penn State, 76-64.
Smith scores 16 as No. 24 Maryland beats No. 12 Purdue 70-56
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Halfway there in its bid for a ninth straight victory, No. 12 Purdue suddenly became incapable of making a layup, popping a short jumper or sinking a shot from beyond the arc.
It was a shortcoming that could be attributed in no small degree to a relentless defensive effort by 24th-ranked Maryland.
Jalen Smith scored 14 of his 16 points in the second half, and the Terrapins frustrated the Boilermakers and sharpshooter Carsen Edwards in a 70-56 victory Tuesday night.
No. 15 Purdue beats ’Huskers 81-62 for 8th straight win
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Grady Eifert gave No. 15 Purdue the boost it needed Saturday.
And once the senior forward got started, the Boilermakers took off.
Eifert scored 16 points and had four steals, both career highs, and grabbed five offensive rebounds to help Purdue overcome a sluggish start and pull away for an 81-62 victory over Nebraska.
Edwards scores 17 to lead No. 17 Purdue over Minnesota 73-63
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Carsen Edwards found his shot just in time.
The Purdue guard scored 15 of his 17 points in the second half to lead the No. 17 Boilermakers to a 73-63 victory over Minnesota on Sunday.
Edwards’ 38 helps No. 17 Purdue hold off Penn State in OT
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Matt Painter was surprised to see his best player getting open shots early. He wasn't surprised when Carsen Edwards made one after the other, and then drained the well-defended ones later.
The Big Ten's leading scorer finished with 38 points, including 20 in the first half and a four-point play in overtime, to lead No. 17 Purdue past Penn State 99-90 on Thursday night.
Streaking Purdue takes down Ohio State 79-67
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Purdue and Ohio State are teams going in opposite directions as they get into the meat of the Big Ten schedule.
Streaking Purdue has won four in a row and seven of the last eight, with guard Carsen Edwards positioning himself among the nation's scoring leaders.
Ohio State has lost five straight — the longest losing streak for the school in two decades — and is searching for answers. An injury last week to key big man Kyle Young added to the hurt.
Eastern, Edwards lead Purdue past No. 25 Indiana 70-55
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Nojel Eastern delivered at both ends of the court, much to the delight of the Purdue fans at Mackey Arena.
Eastern had 10 points, 10 rebounds and stopped star freshman guard Romeo Langford, leading the Boilermakers past No. 25 Indiana 70-55 Saturday.
Carsen Edwards scored 20 points as the Boilermakers (12-6, 5-2 Big Ten) beat their in-state rivals for the fourth straight time.
Edwards scores 19 points to lead Purdue over Rutgers 89-54
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Carsen Edwards continues to cause fits for opponents and few have found a way to contain him.
The junior guard scored 13 of his 19 points in the first half, and finished with six assists and five rebounds to lead Purdue to an 89-54 win over Rutgers on Tuesday night.
"He's a tough stop," Rutgers coach Steve Pikiell said. "I actually watched all the tapes and no one has been able to stop him. He plays with tremendous confidence and can make tough shots."
Edwards scores 36 to lead Purdue over Wisconsin
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Carsen Edwards wasn't flawless Friday. But Purdue coach Matt Painter says he found his rhythm.
Coming off a poor shooting performance in a loss to Michigan State on Tuesday, Edwards scored 36 points as Purdue outlasted Wisconsin 84-80 in overtime.
Stars Happ, Edwards face off when Wisconsin hosts Purdue
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Edwards scores 21 to lead Purdue over No. 25 Iowa, 86-70
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — There's no place like home for the Purdue Boilermakers.
Carsen Edwards scored 16 of his 21 points in the first half and Purdue beat 25th-ranked Iowa 86-70 on Thursday night to snap the Hawkeyes' five-game winning streak.
Purdue is winless on the road so far, but everything came together at Mackey Arena once again as the Boilermakers won their seventh straight home game this season and ninth in a row dating back to 2017-18.
Purdue defense clamps down on Belmont in 73-62 victory
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Purdue coach Matt Painter is finally starting to see his team play the way he envisioned.
Carsen Edwards pours in points, the Boilermakers supporting cast continues to get stronger and the defense is improving.
It was a devastating combination Saturday. Edwards scored 24 points, Matt Haarms had 12 with his best offensive output in more than a month and the Boilermakers stymied one of the nation's highest-scoring teams with a 73-62 victory over Belmont.
Purdue’s lineup change pays off in 95-67 rout of Ohio
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Matt Painter sensed Purdue needed a change Thursday.
So he inserted Evan Boudreaux into the starting lineup, watched Carsen Edwards and Ryan Cline drive to the basket and saw a completely different team.
Edwards scored 30 points and Cline added 19 as the Boilermakers finally broke out of their offensive funk and ran away from Ohio 95-67 for their most lopsided victory this season.
Texas snaps 3-game skid against Purdue 72-68
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Purdue's Carsen Edwards was pouring in points with shot after shot. Somebody had to match him if Texas was going to find a way to end a frustrating early-season losing streak.
Matt Coleman III delivered for the Longhorns, landing just enough late counterpunches to send the Longhorns to a 72-68 victory Sunday that snapped a three-game skid.
Edwards’ late flurry leads Purdue past No. 23 Maryland 62-60
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Purdue guard Carsen Edwards always finds ways to score.
Now the preseason All-American has started producing victories with a more well-rounded approach.
Edwards finished with 20 points despite an off-shooting night, and delivered the decisive final flurry with two perfect passes for easy baskets to help Purdue hold off No. 23 Maryland 62-60 on Thursday.
No. 7 Michigan gets two big tests this week
Michigan's follow-up to its national championship game appearance has been impressive so far. Despite losing three key players, the defensive-minded Wolverines have yet to lose this season and blew out then-No. 8 Villanova in a title-game rematch.
Ryan Cline helps No. 24 Purdue rout Robert Morris 84-46
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Ryan Cline has turned into a key performer for Purdue.
Cline made five 3-pointers on his way to 17 points, and the 24th-ranked Boilermakers routed Robert Morris 84-46 on Friday.
Cline was 6 for 10 from the field in his sixth straight start to begin the year. The senior guard is averaging 14.3 points after making just seven starts over his first three seasons in the program.
The Latest: No. 16 Virginia Tech rallies past No. 23 Purdue
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on the Charleston Classic college basketball tournament (all times local):
Nickeil Alexander-Walker had 25 points, Ahmed Hill and Justin Robinson had 23 points apiece and No. 16 Virginia Tech rallied from 12 points down in the second half to beat No. 23 Purdue 89-83 in the Charleston Classic championship.
The Hokies (4-0) trailed 50-38 after Ryan Cline's 3-pointer with 18:27 left, but wiped out the deficit over the next six minutes.
No. 16 Virginia Tech, No. 23 Purdue set for Charleston title
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Carsen Edwards was amazed by the support for Purdue at the Charleston Classic.
The junior guard responded with another memorable show.
Edwards scored 29 points to help No. 23 Purdue beat Davidson 79-58 on Friday night in the tournament semifinals.
Next up for the Boilermakers (4-0) is Sunday night's championship game against No. 16 Virginia Tech (3-0), which advanced with an 88-60 victory over Northeastern.
The Latest: No. 23 Purdue advances by beating Davidson 79-58
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on Charleston Classic (all times local):
Carsen Edwards had 29 points and No. 23 Purdue beat Davidson 79-58 on Friday night to reach the final of the Charleston Classic.
The Boilermakers (4-0) will take on No. 16 Virginia Tech for the eight-team tournament title Sunday night.
Edwards had six of Purdue's 13 3-pointers. It was his fifth straight game with 20 or more points.
No. 16 Virginia Tech, No. 23 Purdue win in Charleston
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Northeastern forward Jeremy Miller loves playing Power Five opponents. He and his teammates made sure the Huskies got a chance to play another by routing Alabama at the Charleston Classic.
Vasa Pusica had 20 points while Miller and Bolden Brace had 11 points each as the Huskies (2-1) advanced to the tournament semifinals with a 68-52 victory over the Crimson Tide (2-1) on Thursday.
Edwards helps No. 24 Purdue hold off Ball State 84-75
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — One big second-half push by Purdue was enough.
Carsen Edwards scored 23 points on 8-for-22 shooting, and the 24th-ranked Boilermakers pulled away from Ball State for an 84-75 victory on Saturday night.
Edwards struggled with his shooting stroke at times but managed to contribute in a variety of ways. The junior guard had five rebounds, five assists and blocked a shot.
Edwards leads No. 24 Purdue past Fairfield 90-57
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Purdue's only returning starter made sure the 24th-ranked Boilermakers had no trouble winning their season opener.
Carsen Edwards scored 30 points and made seven 3-pointers as Purdue defeated Fairfield 90-57 on Tuesday.
Purdue (1-0) made just one of its first seven shots but ended up shooting 54 percent from the field. The Boilermakers shot 14 of 30 from 3-point range and made eight 3-pointers in the first half.
Purdue Preview Capsule
Last season: 30-7, lost to Texas Tech in regional semifinals of the NCAA Tournament.
Coach: Matt Painter
Conference: Big Ten
Who's gone: Forward Vince Edwards, center Isaac Haas, guard Dakota Mathias, guard P.J. Thompson.
Edwards takes lead as No. 24 Purdue replaces 4 starters
One year has completely changed Matt Painter's perspective.
Last October, the Purdue coach went into games expecting to have the best team on the court. This year, he's content knowing he has the best player on the court.
Yes, it's a different way of thinking for Painter, who takes pride in building program around teamwork rather than individual stars. But graduating four senior starters and welcoming back an All-American, Carsen Edwards, has forced a modification.
Purdue’s Edwards headlines preseason AP All-America team
Carsen Edwards went through the NBA draft combine and multiple workouts before deciding to return for his junior season at Purdue.
The Boilermakers are sure happy he did after losing four seniors and most of their scoring.
The Latest on the NCAA Tournament (all times Eastern):
Texas Tech is headed to the Elite Eight for the first time in program history.
Keenan Evans had 16 points and the third-seeded Red Raiders overcame an early first half hole and dominated second-seeded Purdue down the stretch to earn a 78-65 victory in the Sweet 16 on Friday night.
Texas Tech will play top seed Villanova in the East regional final Sunday.