Swanigan leads No. 15 Purdue to blowout win
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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