No. 15 Boilers ride Swanigan to blowout victory
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) Caleb Swanigan had 23 points and 20 rebounds, and Vince Edwards added 19 points and 11 rebounds Friday night, leading No. 15 Purdue to a 109-65 season-opening victory over McNeese State.
The Cowboys led 19-14 with 10:16 remaining in the first half when Swanigan and Edwards fueled a 22-3 run that turned a five-point deficit into a 36-22 lead.
Along with 7-foot-2 center Isaac Haas, Purdue features one of the nation's top front lines, and that was evident as the Boilermakers dominated inside, enjoying a 32-15 rebounding advantage through 20 minutes.
Haas finished with 22 points and six rebounds.