WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue opened a new season with a resounding win at Mackey Arena, beating Fairfield 90-57. Junior star guard Carsen Edwards led the way with 30 points, drilling seven three-pointers in the victory.
Purdue was red hot, making 14 of 30 three pointers, going on separate 14-0 and 7-0 runs in building a 17-point edge at the half. Matt Painter has a talented squad, but is replacing four starters to help complement Edwards.
Matt Haarms scored 9 points, grabbed 8 rebounds while blocking three shots.
Purdue will host Ball State in their next game on Saturday.