The Purdue Boilermakers managed to defeat the Maryland Terrapins on Thursday night despite Carsen Edwards not exactly having his best night shooting. According to those around the senior guard, his ability to have an impact even while being inefficient, is about the least shocking thing ever.
“Even when he’s not scoring, guys are looking at him, guys are paying attention (to him),” center Matt Haarms said, via The AP. “If he’s driving to the rim, you better believe there (are) three guys dumping and it makes it easier for the rest of us.”
In the victory, Edwards did manage to score 20 points, but he was 4-15 from the field and 3-9 from beyond the arc.
“He probably didn’t have his best game tonight but he made some big plays,” Maryland coach Mark Turgeon said of Edwards.
Carsen Edwards didn’t have great counting-stats in other areas of his game, but his impact for Purdue could be seen in real-time, as he drew the attention of plenty of defenders, leaving his teammates in favorable positions on offense.
“It was a really good game for him,” coach Matt Painter said, referring to Edwards. “It didn’t go his way in terms of shooting, but I think he did a lot of other things for us.”
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