Swanigan leads No. 15 Purdue to blowout win

WEST LAFAYETTE, IN - NOVEMBER 11: Caleb Swanigan #50 of the Purdue Boilermakers and Howard Thomas #14 of the McNeese State Cowboys battle for the loose ball at Mackey Arena on November 11, 2016 in West Lafayette, Indiana.  (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)

WEST LAFAYETTE, IN - NOVEMBER 11: Caleb Swanigan #50 of the Purdue Boilermakers and Howard Thomas #14 of the McNeese State Cowboys battle for the loose ball at Mackey Arena on November 11, 2016 in West Lafayette, Indiana. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Caleb Swanigan had 23 points and 20 rebounds, and Vince Edwards added 19 points and 11 rebounds Friday night, leading No. 15 Purdue to a 109-65 season-opening victory over McNeese State.

The Cowboys led 19-14 with 10:16 remaining in the first half when Swanigan and Edwards fueled a 22-3 run that turned a five-point deficit into a 36-22 lead.

Along with 7-foot-2 center Isaac Haas, Purdue features one of the nation’s top front lines, and that was evident as the Boilermakers dominated inside, enjoying a 32-15 rebounding advantage through 20 minutes.

Haas finished with 22 points and six rebounds.
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