No. 17 Purdue hits 17 3-pointers to rout Auburn in Cancun

Purdue guard Carsen Edwards (3) drives the ball to the basket off a Georgia State turnover in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in West Lafayette, Ind., Friday, Nov. 18, 2016. Purdue won, 64-56. (AP Photo/Doug McSchooler)
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CANCUN, Mexico (AP) Carsen Edwards broke out of his shooting slump with 21 points and No. 17 Purdue shot 17 of 26 from 3-point range to beat Auburn 96-71 on Wednesday night and capture the Cancun Challenge title.

P.J. Thompson and Vincent Edwards each added 15 points for the Boilermakers (4-1), who had six players score in double figures in their third straight win since falling to national champion Villanova.

Edwards, a highly recruited freshman, had been 2 of 16 from 3-point range. But the 6-foot guard made 4 of 5 shots from behind the arc. He hit two 3s and two free throws in a 16-4 run midway through the second half that broke open a close game.

Purdue shot 64 percent form the field and it was the second-most 3-pointers made in a game behind the 18 it had last season against Vermont.

Danjel Purifoy scored 22 points and Mustapha Heron added 15 points and eight rebounds for the Tigers (4-1), who were seeking their first 5-0 start since 2004-05.