Zach Edey was in strong shape for Purdue’s Saturday semifinal game against Ohio State. He delivered a crucial double-double for the Boilermakers as they overpowered the Buckeyes, 80-66, to reach Sunday’s championship.

When it was all said and done, Edey stepped off the floor with 32 points, 14 rebounds and 3 assists while shooting 8-for-11 from the free-throw line. Brandon Newman added 15 points while Braden Smith chipped in 14 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists with a perfect 5-for-5 shooting day.

Roddy Gayle Jr. led Ohio State with 20 points while shooting 7-for-9 from the field with 5 made 3-point field goals. Justice Sueing added 15 points for the Buckeyes.

Playing their 4th game in as many days, the Buckeyes got off to a hot start in the first half and led Purdue early. Ohio State’s lead was at 31-25 with just under 7 minutes to go before a crucial sequence swung the momentum.

After a made jump a few minutes later by Braden Smith made the score 31-29, Eugene Brown III was called for a hook-and-hold flagrant in a rebound battle with Edey. Edey sank both free throws to tie the game and then hit a turnaround bucket to give Purdue a 33-31 lead.

The Boilermakers finished the half with a 13-3 run and never looked back before finishing off the rout in the second half. Purdue will await the winner of Penn State vs. Indiana to find out the opponent for Sunday’s Big Ten Tournament championship.