Zach Edey got intense training in the Indiana-Purdue contention when he was held scoreless in January.
The 7-foot-4 rookie from Toronto didn’t commit a similar error Saturday.
Under two months in the wake of going 0 for 4 against the Hoosiers, Edey scored 20 focuses, snatched nine bounce back, and drove No. 23 Purdue to an achievement 67-58 triumph over the Hoosiers.
Purdue has won nine straight in the arrangement, coordinating the second-longest streak in school history. The Boilermakers likewise won nine directly from 1929-35 when future mentor John Wooden was playing, in addition to they won 12 directly from 1908-14.
“It’s enormous for the fan base, it’s large for the express, it’s huge for us, without a doubt,” Edey said. “I battled in the main game and I realized I needed to come into this game and say something.”
Did he ever.
Only four days the previous baseball pitcher scored a vocation high 21 focuses, he went 8 of 10 from the field and scored 12 of Purdue’s last 20 focuses.
The Boilermakers (18-8, 13-6 Big Ten) presently head into the following week’s meeting competition with five straight successes, a main four seed, and a twofold bye.
Aljami Durham had 14 focuses and Trayce Jackson-Davis got done with 12 focuses and five bounce back to lead the Hoosiers (12-14, 7-12), who have lost five of every a line. They completed meeting play with a fifth continuous season with a non-winning record — the first occasion when that has occurred since 1911-19.