No. 24 Purdue takes down No. 8 Duke, wins Phil Knight Legacy

Zach Edey’s 21 points and 12 rebounds carried No. 24 Purdue past No. 8 Duke for a 75-56 victory in the championship game of the Phil Knight Legacy tournament Sunday afternoon in Portland, Ore.Fletcher Loyer added 18 points, hitting four 3-pointers, for the Boilermakers (6-0).Duke was without a field goal in the last nine minutes, managing just one made free throw during that stretch. Tyrese Proctor had 16 points and Kyle Filipowski and Jeremy Roach both scored 14 points for the Blue Devils.Duke (6-2) shot 36.2 percent from the field, losing for the second time in four neutral-site games this season. It shot 2 for 19 on 3-pointers.The Boilermakers knocked off two Top 10 teams in three days after Friday night’s semifinal win against No. 6 Gonzaga.Edey shot 7 for 13 from the field and 7 for 8 on free throws.Loyer had more than half of Purdue’s seven 3-point baskets, with two of those helping fend off Duke during a game-ending 12-0 run.Purdue held a 58-41 lead before the Blue Devils rallied, beginning with an 8-0 run and cutting the gap to 62-55 with 9:14 to play. Duke’s zone defense seemed to put the Boilermakers out of rhythm.

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