CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) Carsen Edwards stepped up when No. 9 Purdue needed a huge performance.
Edwards scored a career-high 40 points and Dakota Mathias added 18 to help the Boilermakers outlast Illinois in a 93-86 victory on Thursday night.
"I know they might not have the best record, but those guys compete. They make it difficult," Purdue coach Matt Painter said. "We're just fortunate enough to have probably the best guard in our league, who can make individual plays, and he did them tonight."