Big Ten Conference

Edwards' late flurry leads Purdue past No. 23 Maryland 62-60

Purdue center Matt Haarms (32) celebrates during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Maryland in West Lafayette, Ind., Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018.

Edwards finished with 20 points despite an off-shooting night, and delivered the decisive final flurry with two perfect passes for easy baskets to help Purdue hold off No.

He made all nine of his free-throw attempts, had four rebounds and three assists — including one to Aaron Wheeler for a layup and another to Haarms for a dunk — to give the Boilermakers a 59-54 lead with 5:18 left.

His late double-team forced Maryland into a turnover and when Nojel Eastern blocked Darryl Morsell's 3 at the buzzer to preserve the win, Edwards was one of the first to thank his teammate.

The Boilermakers (6-3, 1-1 Big Ten) snapped a two-game losing streak and avoided starting conference play at 0-2 for the first time since 2013-14, even though it wasn't pretty.

Purdue: While the Boilermakers continue to struggle offensively, Painter appreciated the grit his team demonstrated in playing its third straight game against a ranked opponent.

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