Purdue’s nationwide title chances are high over for this season, however Carsen Edwards’ stellar efficiency has etched him in NCAA Match historical past.
The junior joined particular firm within the No. Three Boilermakers’ run to the Elite Eight, which resulted in heartbreak for the staff as they misplaced in time beyond regulation to No. 1 Virginia, 80-75.
Edwards scored 28 Three-pointers within the first 4 video games of the event, surpassing the earlier file of 27 3s, which was set by Michigan’s Glen Rice in 1989. That feat was achieved in six video games.
On prime of that, Edwards scored 139 factors in these 4 video games, with 42-point performances coming from his final two video games. He turned the primary participant with a couple of 40-point video games in event historical past since Bo Kimble’s effort with Loyola Marymount in 1990.
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With these 139 factors, Edwards additionally surpassed former Davidson star Stephen Curry with essentially the most factors within the first 4 video games in event historical past. Throughout Davidson’s 2008 run, Curry scored 128 factors within the first 4 video games.
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Edwards is the primary participant within the event to have a number of video games of eight or extra Three-pointers. Within the Candy 16, he had 9 Three’s in opposition to Villanova.
Different accolades for the Purdue star embody:
Edwards is tied with Kimble for essentially the most factors in an Elite Eight sport (42). He is tied for ninth with essentially the most averaged factors scored in event historical past (34.eight). Edwards tied for fourth with essentially the most Three’s scored in a event sport with 10. He is the eighth participant in event historical past to file 5 straight 25-point video games and is the primary to take action since Curry in 2008.