2. Carsen Edwards is the real deal
This game was the Carsen Edwards show against Texas basketball. Texas hadn’t seen a performance yet like the one that Edwards posted here. Edwards tied his career-high in points, with 40, while putting up the most field goal attempts in a single game in his career. He was 15-for-26 from the field and perfect on his three free-throw attempts.
The averages that Edwards posts per 100 possessions is one of the most impressive among all guards in the nation. He averages a whopping 44.0 points per 100 possessions, 5.7 rebounds, 7.2 assists, and two steals. Edwards didn’t get much of a break in this game either, as he played all but three minutes on the floor.
Most of the work that Edwards does involves facilitating the offense and creating his own shots from most anywhere on the floor within his range. His range is deep too, as he averages nearly 12 three-point attempts per 40 minutes. He hit an impressive mark from beyond the arc, at 7-for-14 from three-point range.
Looking beyond the efforts of Edwards here, there was only one other Purdue player that scored in double figures. Towering 7-foot-2 sophomore center Matt Haarms had a decent outing as he posted 10 points, four rebounds, one steal, and one block. Outside of the scoring from Haarms and Edwards, Purdue gathered just 18 points from the other seven players that got playing time.