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Edwards, No. 23 Purdue top Appalachian St 92-70

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Edwards hits deep 3 for Purdue (0:21)

Carsen Edwards hits a deep 3-pointer as Purdue goes up 18-5 on Appalachian State early in the first half. (0:21)

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Carsen Edwards had 25 points, 17 in the first half, as No. 23 Purdue powered past Appalachian State 92-70 at the Charleston Classic on Thursday.

The Boilermakers improved to 3-0. They will face the winner of the final opening-round game here, either Wichita State or Davidson, on Friday for a spot in the tournament finals.

Purdue took a 46-32 lead by halftime and gradually grew the lead to 26 down the stretch.

Ryan Cline added 21 points for Purdue. Edwards and Cline each hit four of their team's 13 3-pointers.

Justin Forrest had 14 points to lead Appalachian State (1-2). The Mountaineers will take on the Wichita State-Davidson loser Friday.