BoilerUpload - Purdue 73 vs. Rutgers 55

BoilerUpload – Purdue 73 vs. Rutgers 55

Purdue drives Nebraska at home behind a run game by Loyer and another double-double by Zach Edey.

The losing streak of a home game is over.

After being upset by Rutgers the last time Purdue went to Keady Court, the Boilers made sure there was no second straight upset. From a Fletcher Loyer three with 20 seconds left to a Fletcher Loyer three with 41 seconds remaining, the Boilermakers were in complete control throughout against Nebraska, earning a 73-55 wire-to-wire victory over the same Cornhusker team that led them. to overtime a month ago.

Loyer finished the game with a career-high 27 points, giving him 49 in two games against Nebraska this season. Zach Edey finished with 12 points, 13 rebounds and four blocks, while Mason Gillis and Braden Smith each had 10.

short-handed cornhuskers

If getting to Mackey Arena against the #3 Purdue Boilermakers wasn’t a daunting enough task, coach Fred Hoiberg had to do it with two of his starters injured.

Sam Griesel missed with a hip injury and Juwan Gary is still suffering from a shoulder injury.

Hoiberg hopes to have Griesel back next week, but Gary’s shoulder is a constant concern.

Purdue dominates the cup.

Zach Edey led the way, but it was a team effort for Purdue on the glass, outrebounding Nebraska 38-19, including a 12-4 advantage on the offensive glass. This was a game changer in Lincoln, where the Cornhuskers grabbed 19 offensive rebounds.

Mason Gillis said after one game that this was something the coaches had urged them to do all week. Gillis was one of five Boilermakers with 4 or more rebounds.

fletcher on fire

Purdue couldn’t hit a 3-pointer in the first meeting against Nebraska, so Fletcher Loyer stepped up and made sure that didn’t happen again.

Braden Smith drove straight from the top of the key on Purdue’s first possession, but two dribbles, he kicked straight to Fletcher Loyer on the wing with the shot clock in single digits. Loyer got up and hit his first shot of the night to give Purdue an early 3-0 lead.

CJ Welcher would have a chance to answer early with a wide-open layup at the rim, but Zach Edey’s size scared him off and he hit it low off the backboard and Purdue prevented an early easy layup. Derrick Walker would finish a tackle at the rim on the next possession.

Then it was Fletcher Loyer who found Braden Smith on the perimeter and the point guard would make his first three of the game giving Purdue a 6-2 lead. Smith and Loyer would continue their two-man game when Smith found Loyer again, who faked pumping and then stepped in laterally on their second three of the game. Purdue would go into the 16th minute with a 9-2 lead.

Derrick Walker would score again on Zach Edey, but Loyer responded with his third 3-pointer of the night, a 27-foot seven to the top left of the three-point line. Loyer had gone 2 for 10 in his first game with Nebraska.

Purdue led 12-4 with just over 14 minutes to go when Nebraska threw a ball out of bounds on their next possession.

Loyer wasn’t done, as he caught another ball with a defender closing in on him and pumped before falling back to a three-point corner kick. It was their fourth three of the half and gave Purdue a 15-4 lead.

Trey Kaufman-Renn replaced Zach Edey and Nebraska leading scorer Derrick Walker forced Kaufman-Renn to travel down one end before attacking him from the other side. He made a play to get within single digits, 15-6, and then hit a spin hook shot off the glass on the next possession.

A rare miss by Loyer followed, but Mason Gillis chased down the rebound and set it back up to go up 17-8.

Walker would score again past Kaufman-Renn to make it within 17-10 before setting up another turnover at Kaufman-Renn when Kaufman-Renn shouldered down the post and was called for a charge.

David Jenkins would foul a midrange shot and hit the second of two free throws to give Purdue an 18-10 lead.

With Edey back, Walker was still confident on the ball and attacked the big man from the dribble. He finished another play from left to cut the lead to 18-12.

As the shot clock was running down for Purdue, Ethan Morton was able to drive to the right, create space and throw a pass to Braden Smith at the top of the arc, who spun into the corner where Brandon Newman fired his first shot to fall, a corner three to move the game to 21-12 Purdue with just over 7 minutes left in the first half.

Derrick Walker was staring at Zach Edey on the next possession with the ball beyond the three-point line. Edey didn’t budge, so Walker grabbed just his second three of the season and made his first career 3-pointer from him.

Nebraska was making enough shots to stay in the game, and the three pulled them within 6 points, 21-15.

Zach Edey couldn’t get the ball down under Purdue’s possessions, so he began looking for offensive rebounds, nailing a miss and catching another miss and setting it up to bring the game to 25-17 around the four-minute mark. Emmanuel Bandoumel hit a hard jumper from midrange between Edey’s back shots.

Nebraska, down two starters, had to go to its bench for production from unlikely sources. Oleg Kojenets made a nice cut and finished off a layup, but Purdue responded with Caleb Furst’s corner 3-pointer that put Purdue up 28-19.

Then Keisei Tominaga started to happen. He had a great second half against Purdue in their first meeting, and started to heat up late in the first at Mackey. His three on Ethan Morton cut the lead to 28-22.

Edey would grab another offensive rebound and be fouled on his kickback attempt. He would only do the second.

Tominaga would come in and use his cunning to turn on his pivot and get a layup to get Nebraska back within 5, 29-24.

Fletcher Loyer would use Nebraska’s shutdowns against them to end the half, catching and driving to draw a foul on the rim. He would make both free throws. Then Caleb Furst would find Edey in the post and Edey took advantage of the fact that he hadn’t been doubled for the first time of the night by landing a quick hook from about 8 feet.

Loyer’s late drive of the half would give Purdue a 35-24 lead going into the half when he kissed his floater on the glass from the right side.

dominating the cup

Nebraska made enough shots in the first half to stay, but began to show shorthandedness and a mismatch of talent in the second half. It didn’t help that they started the half by turning the ball over, with Ethan Morton taking it from CJ Wilcher and then Wilcher losing it on a drive to give the Purdue defense two forced turnovers on the first two possessions.

Morton responded by making his first three of the game, pushing Purdue’s lead to 38-24.

Edey was then able to seal Walker on the inside and when he caught the tackle pass, Walker had no choice but to foul. Edey would make both free throws.

Fletcher Loyer continued his hot shot, this time setting up the dribble and hitting a midrange jumper to put Purdue up 42-24 with less than three minutes left in the second half.

Edey would block Walker on one end and Braden Smith would drive to the rim on the other ending Bandoumel’s contact for an and-1. His free throw would give Purdue a 45-24 lead.

A free throw by Loyer and Nebraska’s first basket of the half, a layup by Walker, would bring the lead to twenty for Purdue, 46-26.

Boundoumel would start to heat up for Nebraska, providing some guard points. His attack in transition would lead to a Euro-pass layup.

Purdue responded with more dribble penetration, this time Loyer coming into the lane, drawing the defense in and finding a slashing Furst on the baseline for a thunderous two-handed jam. Purdue went up 48-28.

Braden Smith’s layup pushed the lead to 22 before Bandoumel scored just the third three of the game for Nebraska.

Fletcher Loyer would then hit a pull up three off the dribble for his fifth three-pointer of the night. Purdue’s lead would go from 53-31 to 53-33 after another Walker stayed for Nebraska.

For the second straight matchup, Tominaga threw Purdue tantrums in the second half. This time, Brandon Newman fumbled from the left-handed guard and Tominaga caught and fired a three from the right wing.

Mason Gillis would be fouled on the next possession on a defensive rebound and would get two free throws.

Back-to-back turnovers by Brandon Newman and David Jenkins Jr. would give Nebraska a chance to further reduce the lead. A foul was called on a floater by Tominaga and the guard made two free throws to cut the lead to 55-38.

David Jenkins Jr. would then drive to the left and find Gillis in the corner for a 3-pointer.

Rarely used, Jamarques Lawrence would hit a jumper off an offensive rebound on the next possession.

Loyer would make two more free throws after back-to-back offensive rebounds by Zach Edey and Mason Gillis kept possession alive. Tominaga would then miss Newman again at the top of the arc and hit his third 3-pointer of the game.

Purdue’s lead was cut to 60-43.

Trey Kaufman-Renn would get an offensive rebound and then foul off the post, making both free throws.

Mason Gillis would salvage an expiring shot clock possession by driving hard to the right and setting it up to push Purdue’s lead to 64-43.

Lawrence would make another basket, a drive and finish with his left foot. Then Derrick Walker drove in Kaufman-Renn again, pulled off a spin move in the paint, and finished on top of Kaufman-Renn as Kaufman-Renn was fouled for the third time. Walker would miss the free kick.

Zach Edey would then get his ninth straight double-double as Braden Smith found his big man sealed on the inside. Edey finished off by contact and took the free kick on Bandoumel from the inside. His free throw gave Purdue a 67-47 lead that Smith would push to 69-47 with four minutes remaining in the half.

Nebraska would score on a kickback from Lawrence and a 3-pointer from Tominaga before Bandoumel added his, briefly bringing the score to 15, 70-55 before Fletcher Loyer properly froze any comeback attempts with his sixth 3-pointer and career. . high point 27.

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