Purdue (28-5, 15-5 Big Ten) advanced to the Big Ten Championship finals against the Penn State Nittany Lions (22-12, 10-10 Big Ten) on Sunday at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. Senior guard David Jenkins Jr. and freshman guard Fletcher Loyer both hit shot-clock beating 3-pointers in the first half, while junior center Zach Edey racked up 15 points in 15 minutes of play with seven rebounds.

In the second half, junior center Zach Edey again led with 15 points, while going 5-5 from the line, a perfect run to match freshman guard Braden Smith and junior guard Brandon Newman's 2-2 free-throw shooting.

While the Nittany Lions shot 93 percent to Purdue's 65, that was not enough to counteract Purdue's 38-31 rebounding thanks to 7'4" center Zach Edey. 

Purdue will play in the first round of the NCAA Men's Division 1 Basketball Tournament in Columbus, Ohio, this week against either Texas Southern or Farleigh Dickinson.