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Edwards guides Boilermakers to second straight Sweet Sixteen

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The No. 2 Purdue Boilermakers will be playing in the second weekend of the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship. They advanced to the Sweet Sixteen with a 76-73 win on Sunday over No. 10 Butler Bulldogs at the Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, Michigan.

The Boilermakers improved to 29-6 on the season. They will face the No. 3 Texas Tech Red Raiders on Friday for an opportunity to advance to the Elite Eight.

Purdue Boilermakers player Vincent Edwards shoots the ball as Kamar Baldwin defends against him against the Butler Bulldogs during the second half in the second round of the 2018 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament
Vincent Edwards shoots the ball as Kamar Baldwin defends against him against the Butler Bulldogs during the second half in the second round of the 2018 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

The Red Raiders advanced to their first Sweet Sixteen since 2005. However, for the Boilermakers, this is their second straight appearance in the Sweet Sixteen, as they lost 98-66 to the No. 1 seeded Kansas Jayhawks in last year’s tournament.

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The Bulldogs ended their season with a 21-13 season.

Vincent Edwards led the Boilermakers with 20 points. He also had four rebounds, two assists, one steal, and one block.

Edwards was one of four Purdue players, who scoured in double-figures. P.J. Thompson scored 14 points, while Carsen Edwards added 13 points, and Dakota Mathias had 11 points.

The Boilermakers had 11 bench points. Ryan Cline led the bench with five points.

Kelan Martin led the Bulldogs with 29 points. He also had five rebounds, two assists, and one steal.

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Martin was one of two Butler players, who scored in double-figures. Kamar Baldwin also scored 14 points.

The Bulldogs scored 12 bench points. Paul Jorgensen led the bench with eight points.

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Anthony Caruso III
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Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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