The chants for Edey started with two minutes left in the game and turned into MVP chants by the time the big man went to the bench with just over a minute left in front of a sold-out, whited-out crowd at the Mackey Arena.
Purdue started the game with a three from Ethan Morton, but it was Zach Edey who set his career-high for the second time in two games against the Spartans that propelled Purdue to a dominant victory against Tom Izzo and Michigan State, 77-61.
In Purdue’s first-ever “WHITE OUT” game, the #1 Boilers looked like the top team in the country and class of the Big Ten, going 21-1 on the season with only 1 loss in 11 Big Ten games.
For the second game in a row, Michigan State Edey tried to defend one-on-one on the post. For the second time, Edey responded by setting a new career record in points with 38 points to go, along with his 13 rebounds and 3 assists.
He wasn’t alone, as Purdue’s sixth-year transfer David Jenkins Jr. looked set to settle into the Big Ten game and found his chance. Jenkins hit 3 three-pointers for the second time this season, including a three to end the first half, en route to 11 points. He was Purdue’s second leading scorer in the game.