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8 Days to B1G Basketball: Purdue and Wisconsin Both Win Wednesday Night

The Boilermakers and Badgers went 2-0 on Wednesday.

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Two Big Ten teams were in action last night, with both Purdue and Wisconsin picking up wins on Wednesday.

Boilermakers Roll Against Carroll College

Purdue hosted Carroll College in one of their three exhibition games, knocking off their opponent by the final score of 98-71. Leading the way for Purdue was forward Vincent Edwards with 20 points and 6 rebounds. Also reaching double figures were Carsen Edwards (18), Isaac Haas (14) and Nojel Eastern (12).

The Boilermakers shot the ball efficiently from the field, hitting 55.4% of their field goals and 39.1% of their three pointers. They also looked good defensively, out rebounding their opponent 40-21 and forcing 23 turnovers. Purdue was a bit sloppy, though, recording 20 turnovers.

Purdue now improves to 24-0 in exhibition games under Matt Painter. While Carroll College kept the game within reach throughout the first half, a 17-5 run to open the second half gave Purdue control.

The matchup with Carroll College was a reunion of sorts for Purdue, as their opponent is coached by former Boilermaker guard Carson Cunningham. Cunningham started for a Purdue team that made the Sweet 16 and Elite 8 in his first two seasons with the program.

Purdue will open their season on the 10th against SIU-Edwardsville. The Boilermakers also have a secret scrimmage against West Virginia coming up on Sunday.

Badgers Throttle Northern Iowa

Wisconsin hosted Northern Iowa in a charity exhibition game last night and looked impressive defensively on their way to an easy win.

Northern Iowa opened things up quickly with a 10-2 run, but the Badgers bounced back with a 32-8 run the remainder of the half. The Badgers took control and didn’t look back, holding Northern Iowa to 32.6% shooting and forcing 16 turnovers.

Leading the team in scoring was Kobe King with 15 points. King was the only Badger to reach double figures, though Ethan Happ added 9 points and 7 rebounds. Overall Wisconsin shot 48.2% from the field and 41.7% from three.

Wisconsin will host UW-Stout in their next exhibition game on Sunday afternoon.