Purdue is currently ranked No. 3 in the country according to the latest AP Top 25 poll.
The Boilermakers have been hot lately, winning their last 18 games prior to facing Rutgers. The Scarlet Knights made a push to get the game within 1 point in the second half, but the top-ranked team in the Big Ten closed out the game, 78-76, to ensure its 19th consecutive victory.
Vince Edwards led the Boilermakers in scoring with 18 points. He also added 8 rebounds and 7 assists, as well. Rutgers’ Corey Sanders led all scorers with 31.