No. 2 Purdue shakes off rust, advances past Cal St.-Fullerton
Mar 20 2018 by Kristina Bennett
The last timePurdue played was after dropping the Big Ten championship game 75-66 against MI almost two weeks ago.
Edwards had nine points in the second half and finished with a team-high 15 in the game, adding seven rebounds for good measure.
In the second half, Purdue 7-foot-2 centre Isaac Haas injured his right elbow after a hard fall to the floor.
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In Nashville, Tenn., Xavier looked every bit like a No. 1 seed its first time around in the role at an NCAA Tournament. The game will be played at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit on Sunday, March 18.
In San Diego, Jon Elmore scored 27 points and 13th-seeded Marshall toppled fourth-seeded Wichita State for its first NCAA Tournament victory. Texas A&M was shooting 60 percent in the second half after hitting on 33 percent in the first.
Follow Cal State-Fullerton on its Twitter page. Haas got tangled up with a Cal State-Fullerton player during a fight for a rebound. "Coach (Dedrique) Taylor and his staff have demonstrated and modeled patience, professionalism, respect, and selflessness, and this team now personifies those values on the court, in the classroom, and throughout our diverse Titan community".
This is still a deadly Purdue team that can do damage in March and make a run.
It may seem odd now because of how good Edwards is as just a sophomore, but according to 247Sports' composite rankings, he was ranked as the No. 25 point guard in his class.
The Titans (20-11) are winners of five of their last six, having secured an automatic bid by winning the Big West Tournament as a No. 4 seed.
Cincinnati, which entered the game as a 13 ½-point favorite, has made just one of its first eight shots. The rest of the Titans were 10-for-34. He put on a show in the first half, scoring 20 points and making all three of his shots beyond the 3-point arc. "We feel like we know them extremely well". Their size threw us off on offense. "One of the dreams that I had for this program was literally to be able to do this, and for us to be able to take that dream and bring it full circle to fruition, it's nothing but humbling".
And that's when the No. 2-seed in the East Region turned things on.
Effort wasn't really what was lacking for the Boilermakers in the first half, especially on the defensive end. He is averaging 14.9 points and 5.6 rebounds per game for Purdue this season.
Allman scored 21 points, but it took him 16 shots to get there.
Purdue raised its record to 29-6. The Titans won the Big West Tournament to earn their first NCAA Tournament berth since 2008.
With Haas out, redshirt freshman center Matt Haarms will be thrust into the starting role. We played Butler in a noon game.
However, the Big Ten, which was maligned for really being the "Big Three" (Michigan State, Purdue and Ohio State) this past season, has fared well.
"He kept holding it", Purdue coach Matt Painter said of the sequence. Superior guard and forward play give the Boilermakers an edge if no other variable gets in the way.
"He's been doing that for us all year, " Vince Edwards said. "I'm excited for that, and what's to come in the future".