Zach Edey scored 20 points on a near-perfect shooting performance and No. 3 Purdue had no trouble in a 97-40 win over Omaha in a nonconference game on Friday in West Lafayette, Ind.
Edey was 6-for-7 shooting from the floor and 8-for-8 from the free-throw line in 16 minutes on the court, with Trevion Williams posting a double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds in 21 minutes for the Boilermakers (6-0).
Brandon Newman made three four-pointers during his 16-point performance, while Jaden Ivey added 12 points on 5-for-6 shooting as Purdue led by as many as 58 points in the second half.
Purdue shot 57.6 percent (34-for-59) from the field and 52.9 percent (9-for-17) from 3-point range, in addition to outrebounding the Mavericks 53-22 and outscoring them 48-16 in the paint.
Purdue opened the game on a 31-3 run capped by Edey's jumper with 9:16 left in the first half and never looked back against the overmatched Mavericks (1-5). Purdue stretched its lead to 52-17 at halftime.
Darrius Hughes scored a team-high 13 points, Dylan Brougham added six and Marco Smith five for the Mavericks. Omaha shot 27 percent (17-for-63) from the field and 17.9 percent (5-for-28) from beyond the arc.
Omaha never found any rhythm offensively from the outset. The Mavericks missed 12 of their first 13 shots and made just seven of their 28 field-goal attempts in the first half.
Purdue was very efficient in the first half, getting 14 points from Edey and 10 from Newman. The Boilermakers shot 63 percent (17-for-27) from the field, including 58.3 (7-for-12) from beyond the arc. Purdue forced five turnovers and converted them into eight points, in addition to outrebounding the Mavericks 25-7 and outscoring them 18-4 in the paint.
The Boilermakers will see a more challenging foe the next time they take the court. They host Florida State Tuesday for the ACC-Big Ten Challenge.
--Field Level Media