PORTLAND, Oregon. The 24th-ranked Purdue basketball program faced its first test outside of West Lafayette by playing West Virginia in the first round of Thursday night’s Phil Knight Legacy tournament. Both teams are due to kick off at 10:00 pm ET at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum.
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11:15 pm ET – West Virginia opened the scoring in the second half with three-pointers. The Mountaineers were just 2 of 15 from deep in the first half.
10:55 pm ET, BREAK – Mason Gillis catches a strong pass from Ethan Morton and buries his second three-pointer of the game, giving Purdue a 43-32 lead over West Virginia at halftime. Zack Adey leads the way with 12 points on 3-of-4 shooting and the Boilermakers have hit all 10 of their free throws.
10:53 pm ET – West Virginia makes a 10-point game after three-pointers and Purdue calls a 40-30 timeout with less than a minute left before halftime.
10:41 pm ET – Purdue has a 33-24 lead over West Virginia with 4:03 left to play in the first half. Zak Edey leads all scorers with 12 points on 3-of-4 shooting and six free throws. Boilermakers throw 59% off the floor compared to 39% for climbers.
10:35 pm ET – Ethan Morton throws a perfect pass into the basket and Zach Edey gets up, grabs and throws the ball down. Purdue has 12 points in the paint and has a 9 point lead.
10:31 pm ET, under 8 years old – Purdue leads West Virginia 27-22 with 7:36 to play before halftime. There are eight different players on the board behind the Boilermakers and they are 6 out of 6 from the foul line.
10:29 pm ET – West Virginia called their seventh foul, giving Perdue a bonus with 8:14 left in the first half. Zak Edey hits both free throws and 4 of 4 from the line.
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22:28 — Mason Gillis gets 3 from the throw and Perdue gets 3 for 5 from deep.
10:24 pm ET, under 12s – West Virginia quarterback Joe Toussaint hits a 3-pointer, but David Jenkins Jr. returns with his 3. Purdue leads 22-16 with 10:37 left in the first half. Both teams have made five of their last seven shots.
10:21 pm ET – West Virginia recorded the sixth foul of the game, while Purdue only had one. The Boilermakers scored 10 of their first 17 points due to paint, with less than 13 minutes remaining in the first half.
10:19 pm ET – Caleb First gets his first basket of the game after Fletcher Lauer’s good serve. Perdue was close to a three-minute scoring drought, and West Virginia landed four of their last five shots from the field.
10:13 pm ET, under 16s – Purdue leads West Virginia 11-4 with 3:58 p.m. left in the first half. Zak Edey with 6 points, knocking down two field goals and a couple of free throws.
10:10 pm ET – Fletcher Loyer hits a 3-pointer, Perdue makes his first three shots from the field, and West Virginia opens the scoring 0-for-5. The Boilermakers lead 9-0.
10:08 pm ET – No double command on Zach Edie on his first touch of play and Braden Smith rebounds before the other end is fouled. He knocks down a couple of free throws.
Tipoff – Purdue wins a tip-off and gets first offensive possession, with Zach Edey leading the score from the first shot.
- Freshman Security Guard Braden Smith
- Freshman security guard Fletcher Loyer
- Junior quarterback Ethan Morton
- Junior forward Mason Gillis
- Junior center Zach Edey
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