Purdue Boilermakers guard Carsen Edwards (3) battles for a loose ball with Rutgers Scarlet Knights guard Geo Baker (0) and forward Deshawn Freeman (33)(Photo: Sandra Dukes, Sandra Dukes-USA TODAY Sports)
The 13th-ranked Boilermakers wiped the floor with Rutgers, handing the visitors an 82-51 loss — the team’s biggest margin of defeat under Pikiell.
The Scarlet Knights (10-6 overall, 0-3 Big Ten), who have lost three straight after upsetting Seton Hall, now face a crucial home game against struggling Wisconsin (9-7, 2-1) on Friday (7 p.m., ESPN2).
Rutgers has played Wisconsin tough over the past few years, and the Badgers are down this winter, but they still have a big-time postman in Ethan Happ.
We clawed back into it, but a couple of tough fouls and a tech, and we couldn’t keep climbing up the mountain, especially on the road.”
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