BEL Belmont Bruins 62
Belmont Bruins Belmont Overall (9-2)
ATS (4-3)
O/U (4-3)
December 29 2018
- Fox Sports 1
PUR Purdue Boilermakers 73
Purdue Boilermakers Purdue Overall (8-5)
ATS (5-7)
O/U (6-6)
Final
Money Line Total: 157 Spread ATS
12
679 Belmont Bruins +600 Under -110 (+12) -110 Cover: 1
2438
680 Purdue Boilermakers -900 Over -110 (-12) -110 UNDER: 135
4033
Final
Money Line Total: 157 Spread ATS
679 BEL +600 Under: -110 (+12) -110 Cover: 1
680 PUR -900 Over: -110 (-12) -110 UNDER: 135
Line Movement
Money Line
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Money Line
12/29/2018
2:45 PM
PUR
-900
BEL
+600
12/29/2018
12:03 PM
PUR
-900
BEL
+600
12/29/2018
10:15 AM
PUR
-900
BEL
+600
12/29/2018
9:48 AM
PUR
-900
BEL
+600
12/29/2018
9:24 AM
PUR
-900
BEL
+600
12/29/2018
8:33 AM
PUR
-900
BEL
+600
Spread
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Spread
12/29/2018
2:45 PM
PUR(-12)
-110
BEL
-110
12/29/2018
12:03 PM
PUR(-12.5)
-110
BEL
-110
12/29/2018
10:15 AM
PUR(-12)
-110
BEL
-110
12/29/2018
9:48 AM
PUR(-11.5)
-110
BEL
-110
12/29/2018
9:24 AM
PUR(-11.5)
-110
BEL
-110
12/29/2018
8:33 AM
PUR(-11.5)
-110
BEL
-110
12/29/2018
7:30 AM
PUR(-11.5)
-110
BEL
-110
12/28/2018
11:03 PM
PUR(-10)
-110
BEL
-110
12/28/2018
8:30 PM
PUR(-9.5)
-110
BEL
-110
Total
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Total
12/29/2018
2:45 PM
157
-110
157
-110
12/29/2018
12:03 PM
157
-110
157
-110
12/29/2018
10:15 AM
157
-110
157
-110
12/29/2018
9:48 AM
157
-110
157
-110
12/29/2018
9:24 AM
160
-110
160
-110
Recap

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Purdue coach Matt Painter is finally starting to see his team play the way he envisioned.

Carsen Edwards pours in points, the Boilermakers supporting cast continues to get stronger and the defense is improving.

It was a devastating combination Saturday. Edwards scored 24 points, Matt Haarms had 12 with his best offensive output in more than a month and the Boilermakers stymied one of the nation's highest-scoring teams with a 73-62 victory over Belmont.

"I think that's what we're searching for," Painter said. "Now, can we beat good teams when we don't shoot the ball well? We didn't shoot the ball well in the second half today and we beat a good team so that's what I think we have to keep working toward."

No, it wasn't perfect.

Instead of knocking out the Bruins after taking a 57-34 lead with 9:53 left, Purdue (8-5) gave up 12 points in 98 seconds and allowed Belmont to get as close as seven with 5:23 to play before putting it away.

But with back-to-back wins, a 6-0 home mark this season and 19 consecutive home wins over nonconference foes, the timing couldn't be better. Big Ten play resumes next week, and the Boilermakers now have some momentum.

"That's the best I've seen them defensively this season and Matt told me after the game it was the best he thought they played defensively this season," Belmont coach Rick Byrd said.

The difference showed up in all sorts of ways.

While Edwards played a typical game with three 3-pointers and five rebounds, Haarms went 4 of 5 from the field, grabbed eight rebounds, had three blocks and gave Purdue a significant advantage in the post.

Meanwhile, the defense held Belmont (9-2) to a season-low point total.

Kevin McClain led the Bruins with 21 points and Nick Muszynski had 14 while Dylan Windler, the Ohio Valley Conference preseason player of the year, had seven points, 11 rebounds and three assists in front of his home-state fans.

Windler missed five of his first seven shots including a breakaway layup. Byrd acknowledged his top player wasn't the same after that miss.

Neither were the Bruins, who quickly found themselves down 16-8 and 40-24 at the half following an 11-3 spurt and a replay review that corrected one of Edwards' baskets to a 3. The Boilers opened the second half with six straight points and eventually extended the margin to 57-34.

Two quick turnovers and two 3s helped Belmont get back in contention and when McClain made a 3 with 5:23 to go, Purdue's lead had been cut to 61-54.

Purdue answered with an 8-3 spurt to make it 69-57 before putting it away at the free-throw line.

BIG PICTURE

Belmont: The Bruins have been one of the nation's most consistently successful mid-major programs for more than a decade. They weren't themselves Saturday. The offense struggled and he defense never really found an answer. Perhaps, it was an aberration but Belmont wanted a better showing for the four Indiana players on its roster.

Purdue: The Boilermakers seem to be rounding into form. They're starting to piece together a supporting cast to help Edwards and if this smothering defense continues to play well, they could be a real challenge in Big Ten play. What they still must show is they can use this blueprint to win on the road this season.

STAT PACK

Belmont: The nation's most prolific 3-point shooting team since 1996-97 wound up 11 of 38 on 3s. ... Belmont shot 36.4 percent from the field, finishing well below its average of 89.5 points. ... Windler finished 3 of 12 from the field. ... The Bruins' three-game winning streak ended.

Purdue: Nojel Eastern had eight points while Grady Eifert grabbed nine rebounds. ... The Boilermakers made only two 3s and shot 34.6 percent overall from the field in the second half.

THEY SAID IT

Belmont: "It's easy to play with freedom when you're behind," Byrd said when asked about the Bruins' late scoring flurry.

Purdue: "It (the rally) is not something you want to happen but, in hindsight, I think it's good that it happened. We lost our composure and we regained our composure," Painter said.

UP NEXT

Belmont: Begins a four-game home stand Thursday against Jacksonville State.

Purdue: Hosts Iowa on Thursday as Big Ten play kicks into high gear.

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Matchup
Belmont Overall
W/L 9-2
ATS 4-3
Pts For 87.0
Pts Against 75.8
Total 4-3
Belmont Away
W/L 4-2
ATS 2-2
Pts For 84.2
Pts Against 79.0
Total 2-2
Date Opponent Result ATS O/U
Avg. Points For
Avg. Points Against
ATS
Over/Under
Purdue Overall
W/L 8-5
ATS 5-7
Pts For 78.4
Pts Against 68.7
Total 6-6
Purdue Home
W/L 6-1
ATS 2-4
Pts For 81.6
Pts Against 65.1
Total 3-3
Date Opponent Result ATS O/U
Avg. Points For
Avg. Points Against
ATS
Over/Under
Scoring
Belmont
NameMinFG3 PTFTOff RebRebAstStlBlkTOFouls+/-PTS
Kevin McClain (G) 37:008-18 44.4%4-9 44.4%1-2 50%0122022-921
Nick Muszynski (C) 29:006-13 46.2%2-4 50%0-0 0%2521313-614
Dylan Windler (G-F) 35:003-12 25%1-8 12.5%0-0 0%21132032-77
Grayson Murphy (G) 28:003-9 33.3%0-3 0%0-0 0%0243024-86
Nick Hopkins (G) 14:002-4 50%2-4 50%0-0 0%0000013-76
Michael Benkert (G) 31:001-7 14.3%1-7 14.3%0-0 0%2400003-23
Tate Pierson (G) 14:001-3 33.3%1-3 33.3%0-0 0%1210000-73
Seth Adelsperger (C) 10:000-0 0%0-0 0%2-2 100%1400001-42
Adam Kunkel (G) 2:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%0000000-50
Rilee Epley (F) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Caleb Hollander (F) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Mitch Listau (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Michael Mayernick (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Derek Sabin (F) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Garrett Suedekum (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Purdue
NameMinFG3 PTFTOff RebRebAstStlBlkTOFouls+/-PTS
Carsen Edwards (G) 34:009-21 42.9%3-8 37.5%3-4 75%05030222424
Matt Haarms (F) 27:004-5 80%0-1 0%4-6 66.7%1800313812
Nojel Eastern (G) 27:001-4 25%0-0 0%6-7 85.7%222102228
Eric Hunter Jr. (G) 13:002-3 66.7%1-2 50%2-2 100%250001097
Aaron Wheeler (F) 15:002-4 50%1-2 50%1-1 100%231010296
Sasha Stefanovic (G) 12:002-3 66.7%2-3 66.7%0-0 0%0110000-76
Trevion Williams (F) 7:002-3 66.7%0-0 0%0-0 0%131011144
Ryan Cline (G) 34:001-8 12.5%0-5 0%1-2 50%043002063
Evan Boudreaux (F) 6:001-3 33.3%0-0 0%0-0 0%0000000-12
Grady Eifert (F) 25:000-1 0%0-1 0%1-2 50%191101011
Emmanuel Dowuona (C) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Kyle King (F) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Tommy Luce (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
1st Half
Money Line
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Money Line
Spread
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Spread
12/29/2018
3:27 PM
PUR(-7)
-110
BEL
-110
12/29/2018
10:45 AM
PUR(-7)
-110
BEL
-110
12/29/2018
9:48 AM
PUR(-7)
-110
BEL
-110
12/29/2018
9:45 AM
PUR(-7)
-110
BEL
-110
Total
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Total
12/29/2018
3:27 PM
75
-110
75
-110
12/29/2018
10:45 AM
74½
-110
74½
-110
12/29/2018
9:48 AM
75½
-110
75½
-110
12/29/2018
9:45 AM
76
-110
76
-110
2nd Half
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12/29/2018
4:24 PM
PUR(-2.5)
-110
BEL
-110
Total
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Total
12/29/2018
4:24 PM
81½
-110
81½
-110