Purdue basketball opens World University Games with 89-76 win vs. Argentina

Representing the United States, Purdue basketball beat Argentina, 89-76, on Sunday to start the World University Games in Taipei, Taiwan.

Guard Carsen Edwards led the Boilermakers with 17 points, while forward Vince Edwards added 14 points and nine rebounds. All five starters scored in double figures.

Purdue controlled the game from the opening tip, outscoring Argentina by 12 in the first quarter. The teams traded buckets for much of the second period, but the Boilermakers dominated third frame to put the game out of reach.

“I thought it was a hard-fought game and that Argentina made some really good runs and never gave up after we would get some bigger leads. It was a game of runs and was really impressed by how hard they played when they got down,” head coach Matt Painter said in a release. “This was a good adjustment for us to see what we will be up against here, and how hard teams are going to play against us.”

Despite Purdue’s comfortable win, Painter wasn’t pleased with his team’s carelessness with the play. The Boilermakers committed 21 turnovers compared to 20 for Argentina

“There were stretches that we were really, really good and stretches that we were pretty bad,” Painter added. “It was good to get that first win against a really good team, but there’s room for improvement obviously.”

Purdue’s next chance comes at 3 a.m. on Monday against United Arab Emirates.

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