Former Middie Edwards, third-ranked Boilermakers keep chugging along

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Former Middie Edwards, third-ranked Boilermakers keep chugging along

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WEST LAFAYETTE, IN - JANUARY 16: Vincent Edwards #12 of the Purdue Boilermakers reaches for the ball against Aleem Ford #2 of the Wisconsin Badgers at Mackey Arena on January 16, 2018 in West Lafayette, Indiana. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)

Middletown native Vincent Edwards and the Purdue Boilermakers keep rolling along.

Edwards scored 20 points Tuesday night to help the third-ranked Boilermakers dismantle Wisconsin 78-50 in Big Ten play.

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It was the fifth 20-point game of the season and 15th of his career for Edwards, a 6-foot-8, 225-pound senior. The 2014 Middletown grad added five rebounds, four assists and two steals.

Edwards ranks second on the team in scoring (14.7 points per game), leads the team in rebounding (8.7) and ranks second in three-point shooting (45.2 percent) and free-throw shooting (83.8 percent).

These are heady days for Purdue, which has 11 wins by 25 points or more and is off to its best start since the 1987-88 season. That team started 24-2.

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