Buie stars as Northwestern tops Edey and No. 1 Purdue for 2nd straight season

EVANSTON, Ill. — Boo Buie scored seven of his 31 factors in time beyond regulation to assist Northwestern beat Zach Edey and No. 1 Purdue for the second straight season, successful 92-88 on Friday evening within the Big Ten opener for every faculty.

Buie additionally had 9 assists and 4 rebounds, rallying Northwestern from an eight-point halftime deficit. Ty Berry additionally scored seven factors in OT and completed with 21, and Ryan Langborg added 20 factors.

The Wildcats (6-1, 1-0) grew to become the seventh program since 2010-11 to beat a group ranked No. 1 within the AP ballot in consecutive seasons. They topped the Boilermakers 64-58 on Feb. 12 for his or her first win towards a No. 1 group.

Edey had 35 factors, 14 rebounds and three blocked photographs, however Purdue (7-1, 0-1) had no reply for Buie when it mattered most.

Moments after the ultimate seconds ticked off, Edey & Co. trudged off the ground as college students stormed the court docket at Welsh-Ryan Arena.

Northwestern went forward to remain on Berry’s two foul photographs with 2:09 left in time beyond regulation. Blake Preston pressured a key turnover by stepping in entrance of Edey, and Buie and Berry every made two free throws within the ultimate seconds to assist shut it out.

PHOTOS: Buie stars as Northwestern tops Edey and No. 1 Purdue for 2nd straight season

Fletcher Loyer scored 17 factors for Purdue, and Braden Smith had 12 factors, 9 assists and 7 rebounds. The Boilermakers outrebounded the Wildcats 52-27 and went 31 for 41 on the line.

Buie bought Northwestern again within the recreation after an uneven begin. The fifth-year guard transformed two three-point performs and made a turnaround jumper throughout an 8-1 run that lifted the Wildcats to a 48-47 lead with 14:54 to go.

That arrange a decent, back-and-forth end to regulation with neither group main by greater than three. Northwestern grabbed a 69-66 benefit on Luke Hunger’s tiebreaking 3 with 4:43 remaining, however Edey made two foul photographs to tie it once more at 70 with 3:52 to go.

Buie gave the Wildcats a 76-74 lead with a floater within the lane with 3.9 seconds left, however the 7-foot-4 Edey despatched the sport to OT when he grabbed Camden Heide’s well-placed lob and scored inside within the ultimate seconds.

Purdue put collectively an early 12-2 run and led 40-32 at halftime. Edey had 14 factors and eight boards on the break, and Loyer made two of the Boilermakers’ 4 3-pointers within the first half.


Purdue: This recreation was eerily just like Purdue‘s earlier loss to Northwestern, when it led 55-47 with 3:52 left and stumbled down the stretch.

Northwestern: This one ought to present an enormous confidence enhance for the Wildcats, and a victory that can look fairly good as they push for an additional NCAA Tournament berth later this season.


Purdue: Hosts Iowa on Monday evening.

Northwestern: Hosts Detroit Mercy on Dec. 10.

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