PURDUESPORTS.COM – USA Runs Past Canada in Overtime 103-91

Aug. 12, 2017

Box Score / World University Games Stats

LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Team USA outscored Team Canada 7-0 in the final 1:34 of regulation to force overtime, then outscored the Canadians 20-8 in overtime to win both exhibitions against its northern neighbors, this one coming by a 103-91 margin.

Team USA swept the two exhibition games to prepare for the World University Games in Taipei. Team USA won last night in Carmel, Indiana, by a margin of 94-86, before today’s 12-point overtime victory.

The Americans trailed 83-76 after Canada’s Erik Nissen scored on a lay-up with 1:53 to play, but Carsen Edwards and Vincent Edwards scored back-to-back layups and Isaac Haas completed an and-one with 25 seconds left to tie the game at 83. A panicked Canadian possession resulted in a contested jumper at the buzzer that was off the mark to send the game into overtime.

That’s when Team USA’s seniors took over as the class scored 16 of Team’s USA’s 20 points in the extra session to pull away for the 12-point victory. The American squad was 4-of-5 from the field and 11-of-14 from the free throw line during overtime.

Vincent Edwards led Team USA with 25 points and eight rebounds, while Isaac Haas added 17 points and nine rebounds. Carsen Edwards tallied 15 points, six rebounds and four assists and P.J. Thompson totaled 13 points, four rebounds and three assists.

The four seniors accounted for 62 of the 103 points scored for Team USA.

As a team, USA shot 37-of-79 (.468) from the field and 22-of-28 (.769) from the free throw line. The American squad was just 7-of-29 (.241) from long range and shot just 13-of-50 (.260) from long range during the two-game series with Canada.

Team USA outrebounded Canada by a 51-38 margin and had 19 turnovers to Canada’s 20.

Purdue, representing Team USA, will leave for Taipei late tomorrow night, and open World University Games pool play against Team Argentina on Aug. 20, tipping off at 5:30 a.m. ET.



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