Boilers Edey/Ivey Lead the “Drum Beat”

The Drum Beat

 by; Shawn Martin/Excel H Sports

 Purdue 92    Indiana State 67

Indiana State jumped out to a 5-0 lead early as Purdue settled for long jump shots mostly from three-point range. At about the 17 minute mark, the Boilers found their inside groove on a nifty explosive drive and finish by All American Sophomore Jaden Ivey.

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From that moment through the next 12 minutes of game time, Purdue showed why they are among the best teams in the country with a sizzling 41-14 run to gain complete control in front of a packed and energetic Mackey Arena crowd. That 41-19 margin near the 4 minute mark left in the first half would not get much bigger the rest of the way though. Purdue led 51-30 at halftime, yet only added four more points to the margin by the final horn.

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Early on in the game, Purdue displayed what Head Coach Matt Painter has been harping on through the preseason and first couple of games and scrimmages – that his team is not a very strong team defensively. Yet.

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Several times the young Sycamores – 10 of their players are either freshman or sophomores – drove right down the lane and got shots in deep near the basket. They also collected 10 offensive rebounds. Painter alluded to the process to become an adequate if not great defensive team as the season progresses.

Ivy wooed the crowd with several spectacular drives. He finished with 27 points in 29 minutes, was 10-13 from the field, including 2-4 from long range.

Even more efficient was Zach Edey, the 7-4 Canadian, who sored his 22 points in only 18 minutes. He only missed two shots all night – one field goal and one free throw. He also had ten rebounds.

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Freshman Caleb Furst recorded his first double digit scoring mark of his career with 12 points to go along with 8 boards. Trevion Williams added 11 points and 8 rebounds.


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Purdue (2-0) returns to the Mackey Arena floor Tuesday night against a dangerous Wright State team.

Indiana State (1-1) was led by Cooper Neese with 15, Cameron Henry with 10, and Micah Thomas 9.

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(Information below provided by Purdue University Athletics)

  • Purdue improved to 2-0 with a 92-67 win over Indiana State. The Boilermakers are 2-0 for the first time since the 2018-19 season (made the Elite Eight that season).
  • The Boilermakers are now 31-4 all-time against Indiana State, having won five straight games. The 25-point margin was the largest over the Sycamores since a 92-63 win in Dec. 1992.
  • Mackey Arena was sold out for the 26th straight time.
  • Purdue has scored 90 points in back-to-back games for the first time since Dec. 21 – 30, 2017.
  • Purdue has won 12 straight games when ranked No. 7 in the country and is now 19-5 as the nation’s No. 7-ranked team.
  • Purdue has won 104 straight games when scoring 90 or more points.
  • Since the start of the 2016-17 season, Purdue is now 18-2 against in-state opponents.
  • Purdue improved to 52-3 at home in the month of November under Matt Painter.
  • Jaden Ivey recorded career highs in points (27) and rebounds (8), while going 10-of-13 from the field. He added four assists and two steals.
  • Zach Edey recorded his second career double-double with 22 points (career high), 10 rebounds, three assists (career high) and three blocked shots, while going 8-of-9 from the field in just 18 minutes.
  • Ivey and Edey combined for 49 points, 18 rebounds and seven assists while going 18-of-22 from the field and 11-of-14 from the free throw line.
  • Through two games, Edey is 12-of-14 from the field and 14-of-17 from the free throw line for 38 points and 19 rebounds in 40 minutes of action.
  • Caleb Furst recorded his first career double-figure scoring game with 12 points and eight rebounds.
  • Trevion Williams contributed 11 points, eight rebounds, four blocks and three assists in 20 minutes.


Sycamores Unable to Match Purdue Size; Fall to No. 7 Boilermakers Friday, 92-67

Credit Source: Indiana State University Athletics

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – Indiana State basketball dropped a road matchup to No. 7 Purdue, 92-67, inside sold out Mackey Arena Friday night.

The Sycamores (1-1) were not able to slow down the two-headed monsters in the paint for Purdue (2-0) in Zach Edey and Travion Williams as the duo combined for 33 points. Jaden Ivey led Purdue with 27 points on 10-of-13 shooting from the field.

Indiana State was led by Cooper Neese who put in a team high 15 points while grabbing six rebounds. Cameron Henry battled foul trouble throughout but dropped in 10 points on 5-of-8 shooting. Dearon Tucker put together a strong second half with eight points and six rebounds.

Altogether, ISU was able keep matchup better with the Boilermakers in the second half scoring 37 points to Purdue’s 41. Tucker sparked a second half run that saw ISU score 10 consecutive points.

The Sycamores opened the game by scoring the first five points as Neese hit a triple at the top and Henry picked up a driving layup. That was when Purdue began the first of several big runs to regain control of the contest. The Boilermakers reeled off a 14-2 run thanks to their inside game. Zach Edey was able to help Purdue with his 7-foot-4 frame, connecting on 5-of-6 shots in the first half to lead the home squad with 15 points.

Neese ended a three-minute scoring drought for the Sycamores with a three at the 14-minute mark to cut the Purdue lead to four points. The Boilermakers answered with a 7-0 run before ISU was able to get back on the board, then answered the Sycamore basket with a 16-0 run to extend their lead to 42-26.

ISU shot just 39 percent (25-64) from the field while going 23 percent (6-26) from behind the arc. Purdue shot 53 percent from the floor (31-58) while knocking in eight three-pointers.

The Sycamores are back in action Sunday, Nov. 14 against Hanover. Tip is set for 1 p.m. ET from Hulman Center. For ticket information call 877-ISU-TIXS or click HERE.


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