No. 23 Purdue breezes past No. 25 Northwestern, 80-59

No. 23 Purdue breezes past No. 25 Northwestern, 80-59

(AP) Caleb Swanigan had 24 points and 16 rebounds, and Vince Edwards added 17 points Wednesday night to lead No. 23 Purdue to an 80-59 rout over No. 25 Northwestern.

The Boilermakers (18-5, 7-3 Big Ten) have won four of five and still have not lost consecutive games this season.

Bryant McIntosh scored 22 points to lead Northwestern (18-5, 7-3). The Wildcats’ six-game winning streak came to an end on a night when leading scorer Scottie Lindsey sat out because of the flu.

Purdue took advantage of Lindsey’s absence by going 9 of 14 on 3-pointers in the first half and pulling out to a 45-23 lead.

Northwestern couldn’t get closer than 14 in the second half.

Swanigan had his 19th double-double of the season.

Edwards wound up with his highest scoring total since mid-December and made a season-high five 3s against the league’s best 3-point defense.

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