Vincent Edwards scored 30 points, Isaac Haas added 24 and No. 3 Purdue matched a school record with its 16 straight victory, using a late charge to finally get past No. 25 Michigan 92-88 on Thursday night.
The Boilermakers (20-2, 9-0 Big Ten) have won 20 consecutive games at Mackey Arena and are off to their best start in conference play since the NCAA Tournament began. It’s the fourth time Purdue has won 16 in a row, most recently 30 years ago.
Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman had career-high 26 points and Zavier Simpson added16 to lead Michigan (17-6, 6-4), which was swept by Purdue in the regular season for the first time since 2007-08.
And all it took to swing one of the most entertaining games this season was one small run.
Edwards’ three tied it at 68 with 9:08 to go. His teammates took the cue, scoring the next six points to turn to give the Boilermakers a 74-68 lead with 7:23 lead.
Duncan Robinson’s layup on the ensuing possession finally ended Michigan’s scoring drought, but Purdue answered Haas’ three-point play and two free throws from Carsen Edwards to make it 79-70.
Michigan played catch-up the rest of the way and couldn’t get closer than three.
Penn State 82, at No. 13 Ohio State 79: Tony Carr made a three-point shot at the buzzer to give the Nittany Lions (14-8, 4-5 Big Ten) the upset victory and hand the Buckeyes (18-5, 9-1) their first conference loss. Carr scored 28 points, making four of five three-point shots. Penn State made 11 of 14.
No. 15 Gonzaga 95, at Portland 79: Killian Tillie scored 27 points and Corey Kispert had a season-high 23 points and 10 rebounds to help the Bulldogs (18-4, 8-1 West Coast Conference) to their 20th consecutive conference road victory. Portland (8-14, 2-7) has lost 10 in a row against Gonzaga.
at No. 16 Saint Mary’s 75, Brigham Young 62: Jock Landale had 32 points and 14 rebounds and the Gaels (20-2, 9-0 West Coast Conference) pulled away in the second half for their 15th consecutive victory. Emmett Naar, who ranks second in the country in assists, had 13 points and 12 assists.
at No. 17 Wichita State 81, Central Florida 62: Shaquille Morris scored 19 points to lead the Shockers (16-4, 6-2 American Athletic Conference) to an easy win over the Knights (13-7, 4-4).
at Pepperdine 71, Loyola Marymount 70: Trae Berhow’s lone three-pointer of the night with 1.2 seconds left gave the Waves (4-17, 1-8) their first West Coast Conference victory of the season. Steve Haney led the Lions (6-14, 1-8) with 17 points before fouling out.
at UC Davis 63, Cal State Northridge 56: Chima Moneke and TJ Shorts II combined for 31 points, 25 in the second half, and the Aggies (13-7, 4-2 Big West), recorded their 18th straight home win. UC Davis has won nine in a row over the Matadors (5-15, 2-3), who were led by Michael Warren’s 20 points.
Long Beach State 87, at Cal Poly 71: Gabe Levin scored 21 points and Temidayo Yussuf had a double-double as the 49ers (11-12, 5-2 Big West) dominated the boards, including a 17-4 edge on the offensive end, and handed the Mustangs (6-14, 1-5) their fifth consecutive loss.
UC Santa Barbara 70, at Cal State Fullerton 65: Max Heidegger scored 28 points, 15 in the last 61/2 minutes, making one three-pointer to tie the score and another for the lead to help the Gauchos (15-4, 4-2 Big West) rally on the road. Kyle Allman led the Titans (11-8, 4-3) with 24 points.
No. 13 UCLA at Washington, 7 p.m.
USC at Washington State, 7 p.m.