No. 22 Purdue rolls over injury ravaged Rutgers

Purdue center Isaac Haas (44) looks to make a pass as he is defended by Rutgers forward D.J. Foreman (1) an guard Corey Sanders (3) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Monday, Jan. 18, 2016, in Piscataway, N.J. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
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PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) Freshman Caleb Swanigan had 12 points and 13 rebounds, and No. 22 Purdue held a 63-23 advantage on the boards in beating Rutgers 107-57 on Monday night, handing the Scarlet Knights' their worst home loss.

Rutgers previous worst loss at home was a 111-69 decision to Lafayette on March 3, 1955.

The 107 points tied a season high for Purdue and the 50-point margin of victory was its biggest of the season.

Vince Edwards had all 12 of his points and eight rebounds in the first half when the Boilermakers (16-3, 4-2 Big Ten) built a 33-point halftime lead. Dakota Mathias added 12 points for Purdue which sat its starters with 14 minutes remaining in the game and emptied its bench in the closing minutes.

Corey Sanders had 23 points for Rutgers (6-13, 0-6), which has lost six straight, all in the conference. The Scarlet Knights have lost their last 20 regular-season conference games, and 21 overall counting the league's tournament.