No. 2 Purdue comes back to beat No. 11 Gonzaga in Maui opener

Zach Edey had game-high totals of 25 points and 14 rebounds as No. 2 Purdue put together a second-half rally to defeat No. 11 Gonzaga 73-63 Monday afternoon in the opening round of the Maui Invitational in Honolulu.Lance Jones and Braden Smith each scored 13 points, with Smith adding six assists for the Boilermakers (4-0), who trailed by as many as nine points before intermission.Purdue is scheduled to play No. 7 Tennessee in a semifinal matchup Tuesday, with Gonzaga facing Syracuse in a consolation game.Graham Ike led the Bulldogs (2-1) with 14 points and seven rebounds, but battled foul trouble while trying to match up with Edey. Nolan Hickman and Ryan Nembhard each added 11 points for Gonzaga, with Nembhard dishing out six assists.The Boilermakers outscored Gonzaga 43-28 in the second half, holding the Bulldogs to 0-for-13 shooting from beyond the 3-point line.Purdue used an 8-0 run to take a 48-43 lead on Camden Heide’s alley-oop dunk with 12:01 remaining. Edey opened the run with a second-chance layup and got a dunk off a rebound with 14:53 left to give Purdue the lead for good.Gonzaga never got closer than three points the rest of the way.The Bulldogs took a 35-30 lead after a first half that featured several runs.