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Purdue navigates past Vermont with 80-70 victory

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MILWAUKEE -- Vermont gave the Big Ten champion everything it could handle, but in the end the combination of Caleb Swanigan and Issac Haas was too much to overcome as Purdue advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament with an 80-70 victory on Thursday night in a Midwest Regional game at the Bradley Center.

Swanigan scored 15 points and Haas added eight for the fourth-seeded Boilermakers, who dominated the paint against the undersized Catamounts, outscoring them 42-24 with a 36-28 advantage on the boards.

Vince Edwards led Purdue (26-7) with 21 points.

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Purdue vs. Vermont -- March Madness 2017
MILWAUKEE, WI - MARCH 16: Isaac Haas #44 of the Purdue Boilermakers attempts a shot over Payton Henson #35 of the Vermont Catamounts in the second half during the first round of the 2017 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at BMO Harris Bradley Center on March 16, 2017 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
MILWAUKEE, WI - MARCH 16: Payton Henson #35 of the Vermont Catamounts handles the ball while being guarded by Vince Edwards #12 of the Purdue Boilermakers in the first half during the first round of the 2017 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at BMO Harris Bradley Center on March 16, 2017 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
MILWAUKEE, WI - MARCH 16: Vermont Catamounts forward Anthony Lamb (3) battles with Purdue Boilermakers forward Caleb Swanigan (50) for the ball in the first half during the first round of the 2017 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament on March 16, 2017, at BMO Harris Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
MILWAUKEE, WI - MARCH 16: Purdue Boilermakers forward Caleb Swanigan (50) celebrates after a play in the first half during the first round of the 2017 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament on March 16, 2017, at BMO Harris Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
MILWAUKEE, WI - MARCH 16: Ernie Duncan #20 and Dre Wills #24 of the Vermont Catamounts embrace after losing to the Purdue Boilermakers 80-70 during the first round of the 2017 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at BMO Harris Bradley Center on March 16, 2017 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
MILWAUKEE, WI - MARCH 16: Kurt Steidl #34 of the Vermont Catamounts reacts after being injured in the first half against the Purdue Boilermakers during the first round of the 2017 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at BMO Harris Bradley Center on March 16, 2017 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
MILWAUKEE, WI - MARCH 16: Dakota Mathias #31 of the Purdue Boilermakers attempts a shot in the first half against the Vermont Catamounts during the first round of the 2017 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at BMO Harris Bradley Center on March 16, 2017 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
MILWAUKEE, WI - MARCH 16: Isaac Haas #44 of the Purdue Boilermakers handles the ball while being guarded by Anthony Lamb #3 of the Vermont Catamounts in the first half during the first round of the 2017 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at BMO Harris Bradley Center on March 16, 2017 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
MILWAUKEE, WI - MARCH 16: Spike Albrecht #55 of the Purdue Boilermakers fouls Dre Wills #24 of the Vermont Catamounts in the first half during the first round of the 2017 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at BMO Harris Bradley Center on March 16, 2017 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Mar 16, 2017; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Vermont Catamounts forward Anthony Lamb (3) and Purdue Boilermakers forward Caleb Swanigan (50) scramble for possession of the ball during the first half of the game in the first round of the NCAA Tournament at BMO Harris Bradley Center. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 16, 2017; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Purdue Boilermakers guard Carsen Edwards (3) is defended by Vermont Catamounts forward Anthony Lamb (3) and guard Trae Bell-Haynes (2) during the second half of the game in the first round of the NCAA Tournament at BMO Harris Bradley Center. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 16, 2017; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Vermont Catamounts guard Dre Wills (24) drives to the basket while defended by Purdue Boilermakers forward Caleb Swanigan (50) during the first half of the game in the first round of the NCAA Tournament at BMO Harris Bradley Center. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 16, 2017; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Purdue Boilermakers guard Carsen Edwards (3) drives around defender Vermont Catamounts forward Anthony Lamb (3) during the second half of the game in the first round of the NCAA Tournament at BMO Harris Bradley Center. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 16, 2017; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Vermont Catamounts guard Trae Bell-Haynes (2), Vermont Catamounts guard Dre Wills (24) and Purdue Boilermakers forward Caleb Swanigan (bottom) fight for possession of the ball during the second half of the game in the first round of the NCAA Tournament at BMO Harris Bradley Center. Mandatory Credit: James Lang-USA TODAY Sports
MILWAUKEE, WI - MARCH 16: Head coach Matt Painter of the Purdue Boilermakers reacts in the second half against the Vermont Catamounts during the first round of the 2017 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at BMO Harris Bradley Center on March 16, 2017 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
MILWAUKEE, WI - MARCH 16: Vince Edwards #12 of the Purdue Boilermakers attempts a shot while being guarded by Anthony Lamb #3 of the Vermont Catamounts in the first half during the first round of the 2017 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at BMO Harris Bradley Center on March 16, 2017 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
MILWAUKEE, WI - MARCH 16: Head coach John Becker of the Vermont Catamounts talks to his team in the first half against the Purdue Boilermakers during the first round of the 2017 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at BMO Harris Bradley Center on March 16, 2017 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
MILWAUKEE, WI - MARCH 16: The Vermont Catamounts huddle before the game against the Purdue Boilermakers during the first round of the 2017 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at BMO Harris Bradley Center on March 16, 2017 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
MILWAUKEE, WI - MARCH 16: Caleb Swanigan #50 of the Purdue Boilermakers and Anthony Lamb #3 of the Vermont Catamounts jump for the tip off in the first half during the first round of the 2017 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at BMO Harris Bradley Center on March 16, 2017 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
MILWAUKEE, WI - MARCH 16: Payton Henson #35 of the Vermont Catamounts reacts in the first half against the Purdue Boilermakers during the first round of the 2017 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at BMO Harris Bradley Center on March 16, 2017 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
MILWAUKEE, WI - MARCH 16: Ernie Duncan #20 and Dre Wills #24 of the Vermont Catamounts walk off the court after losing to the Purdue Boilermakers 80-70 during the first round of the 2017 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at BMO Harris Bradley Center on March 16, 2017 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
MILWAUKEE, WI - MARCH 16: Vermont Catamounts forward Payton Henson (35) goes up for a basket in the first half during the first round of the 2017 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament on March 16, 2017, at BMO Harris Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
MILWAUKEE, WI - MARCH 16: Purdue Boilermakers forward Caleb Swanigan (50) battles with Vermont Catamounts forward Payton Henson (35) in the first half during the first round of the 2017 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament on March 16, 2017, at BMO Harris Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
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The Catamounts (29-6), the No. 13 seed in the region, shot 44.5 percent from the floor, made 10 of 27 3-pointers and got 20 points from Anthony Lamb and 15 from Trae Bell-Haynes.

Lamb hit 5 of 8 shots from the field in the first half, including three from beyond the arc for 14 points, to lead Vermont, which led by eight early before Purdue, behind 11 points from Swanigan, rallied and went into halftime up by one.

The Boilermakers opened the second half on an 8-2 run to make it 45-38. Bell-Hanes drained a 3-pointer to cut the deficit back to four and Ernie Duncan made it 51-50 with 12:24 to play.

Swanigan drained a 3 on the other end that restored the four-point Purdue advantage. After trading baskets, Edwards hit a 3-pointer to put the Boilermakers back up seven.

Vermont shot 52 percent from the field in the second half and kept hanging close, but the Catamounts just couldn't close the gap.

P.J. Thompson's 3-pointer from the top of the key with 2:08 to play made it an 11-point game, all but sealing it for the Boilermakers, who advanced to face the winner of Iowa State-Nevada on Saturday.

NOTES: Caleb Swanigan finished with 16 points and 13 rebounds, good for his 27th double-double of the season -- the most this year by a Division I player and the most by any player in a season in Big Ten history. ... Vermont brought the nation's longest winning streak into the game. The Catamounts had won 21 in a row before their loss Thursday. ... Purdue is 20-7 all time in first-round tournament games, including a 15-2 mark since 1994. ... Vermont, making its sixth appearance, fell to 2-6 in NCAA Tournament games.

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