Los Angeles Times

Early run helps Purdue stop Michigan


Zach Edey had 15 of his 19 points in the first half and Fletcher Loyer finished with 17 points to help No. 1 Purdue hold off Michigan 75-70 on Thursday night.

The Boilermake­rs (20-1, 9-1 Big Ten) had a 15-0 run to go ahead 41-28 lead in the first half after there were 10 lead changes and four ties, but they couldn’t pull away.

The Wolverines (11-9, 5-4) were without standout freshman Jett Howard, who missed the game with an ankle injury, and hung around until the final seconds.

Joey Baker made a threepoint­er — off the glass — with 5.9 seconds left to pull Michigan within three points, but Purdue’s Brandon Newman sealed the victory with two free throws.

The 7-foot-4 Edey, though, was too tough to stop early in the game.

The junior center from Toronto scored Purdue’s first seven points and finished the first half seven of 12 from the field.

Loyer opened the second half with a three-pointer and Edey followed with a shot in the lane.

No. 6 Arizona 63, at Washington State 58: Azuolas Tubelis had 18 points and 12 rebounds and Arizona beat Washington State. Kerr Kriisa added 15 points to help the Wildcats (18-3, 7-3 Pac-12) split the season series with the Cougars (9-13. 4-7).

at No. 21 Florida Atlantic 85, Middle Tennessee 67:

Johnell Davis scored 25 points as Florida Atlantic won its school-record 19th straight game. The victory gave FAU (20-1, 9-0 Conference USA) the second 20win season in the program’s Division I history.


at No. 6 Indiana 78, No. 2 Ohio State 65:

Mackenzie Holmes scored 26 points, Yarden Garzon added 20 and Indiana surged in the third quarter. The Hoosiers have won seven in a row to maintain the best start in school history (19-1, 9-1 Big Ten).

No. 5 Connecticu­t 84, at Tennessee 67:

Lou Lopez Senechal scored 26 points and Aaliyah Edwards added 25 to lead Connecticu­t (19-2) to a victory over Tennessee (16-7) in a matchup of iconic programs.

at No. 10 Maryland 72, No. 13 Michigan 64: Diamond Miller scored 23 points, and Maryland closed the first quarter with a 13-2 run and led the rest of the game.

Abby Meyers contribute­d 12 points and 11 rebounds for the Terrapins (17-4, 8-2 Big Ten), who won for the 10th time in 11 games.

at No. 16 Duke 66, No. 12 Virginia Tech 55: Shayeann Day-Wilson scored 18 points and Duke (18-2, 8-1 ACC) used a 10-0 run in the fourth quarter to pull away from Virginia Tech (16-4, 6-4).

 ?? Paul Sancya Associated Press ?? PURDUE’S Zach Edey shoots between Michigan’s Hunter Dickinson, left, and Terrance Williams.
Paul Sancya Associated Press PURDUE’S Zach Edey shoots between Michigan’s Hunter Dickinson, left, and Terrance Williams.

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