Second half meltdown costs Purdue men's basketball win at Miami

Boilers outscored 44-22 in second
Posted at 7:21 PM, Dec 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-08 19:21:42-05

CORAL GABLES — A second half meltdown cost Purdue a chance at a win against the University of Miami Tuesday in Florida.

It could not have been worse for the Boilers over the final 20-minutes of the game. Purdue owned a 32-14 halftime lead, but was outscored 44-22 in the second half and lost 58-54 in the Big Ten-ACC Challenge game.

The Hurricanes scored the first nine points of the second half to establish themselves. Late in the game, three Purdue players fouled out. It was as close as two with four seconds left, but Miami hit free throws to put the game away.

The Boilers shot just 20% in the second half. Zach Edey was Purdue's leading scorer with 15-points.

Purdue is now 3-2, while Miami improved to 3-0