Michigan State basketball lost to Zach Edey, Purdue, 64-63, at home

EAST LANSING — Massive Purdue huge man Zach Edey confirmed why he might be the Big Ten’s finest participant.

Diminutive Michigan State basketball guard Tyson Walker confirmed why he is perhaps the league’s most clutch.

In the top, measurement issues.

Edey scored a career-high 32 factors with 17 rebounds, hitting a layup with 2.2 seconds to play to assist the third-ranked Boilermakers escape the Breslin Center with a hard-fought 64-63 victory Monday afternoon.

Walker — who beat Purdue final yr at Breslin with a step-back 3-pointer with 1.4 seconds left for a 68-65 win — appeared to hit the upset-making shot once more. The senior guard hunted and pecked his manner into the paint within the closing 20 seconds, backed out to the correct wing, delivered a crossover dribble to free himself and hit a soar shot with 10.8 seconds to play over the Boilermakers’ Ethan Morton.

But the Boilermakers after an MSU timeout rapidly pushed the ball up the courtroom and located Edey on the left block, and the 7-foot-4, 305-pound junior delivered a hook shot over Mady Sissoko for the eventual winner.

Michigan State Spartans guard Tyson Walker (2) scores against Purdue Boilermakers forward Mason Gillis (0) during the first half Monday, Jan.  16, 2023 at the Breslin Center in East Lansing.

The Spartans nonetheless had one other probability after a timeout and inbounded the ball from the baseline below Purdue’s basket. AJ Hoggard’s lengthy go to Joey Hauser bought tipped out of bounds by the Boilers’ Brandon Newman. Refs reviewed and put 1.8 seconds on the clock, with MSU getting the ball on the left baseline throughout from its bench.

Walker got here off a display screen at the highest of the important thing and caught Hoggard’s go in stride. But Morton closed on him, and the ball fell wanting the rim as time expired.

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