Zach Edey powers Purdue to win over Florida State, keeps Boilermakers' unbeaten streak alive
Zach Edey is on fire for Purdue this season. Wednesday night’s game against Florida State was no different.
Edey played a huge role in the 79-69 win over the Seminoles. Edey scored 25 points and also had 8 rebounds while making 3 free throws.
Edey with 25 & 8, Smith with 13 points, 9 rebounds and 7 assists.
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The Boilermakers as a whole took a lot of free throws. Purdue made 22-of-31 shots from the charity stripe. Florida State actually made a higher percentage of its free throws, but did not take as much. The Seminoles hit 12-of-14 free throws.
Purdue managed to limit the mental mistakes by committing 15 fouls compared to Florida State’s 24. The Boilermakers also out rebounded the Seminoles 46-31.
Braden Smith finished the game with 13 points while Fletcher Loyer had 11 points on the night. The team also shot nearly 50% from the floor, making 46.4% of their field goals.
After the win against Florida State, Purdue starts B1G play next. Minnesota is the first B1G team that Purdue must face this season. The Golden Gophers are 4-3 under second-year coach Ben Johnson.
The Boilermakers have now won seven games in a row and are showing they have what it takes to be a top 10 team so far.
Minnesota and Purdue tip off from West Lafayette on Dec. 4 at 5 p.m. ET on BTN.