Dan Hurley Jawed At Purdue’s Zach Edey After He Set a Hard Screen Against UConn

UConn Huskies coach Dan Hurley talks with Purdue Boilermakers center Zach Edey during the men's national championship.
UConn Huskies coach Dan Hurley talks with Purdue Boilermakers center Zach Edey during the men's national championship. / Screenshot via Hoop Central on X

Dan Hurley wasn't happy with Zach Edey during the first half of Monday's national championship game, and UConn's coach let the Purdue center know just how he felt.

Physicality was at a premium in Phoenix, and after Edey knocked Huskies forward Stephon Castle to the ground while setting a hard screen, Hurley could be seen jawing at the Boilermakers star during a timeout.

In the moment, Hurley could be seen having a minor meltdown after Edey's screen didn't result in an offensive foul. He then followed Edey toward Purdue's bench during the timeout, though the big man didn't seem to offer much of a response to whatever was said.

Edey appeared to give Castle a push on the back during the screen, and Hurley couldn't hide his frustrations over Purdue's most important player not picking up a potentially costly foul on the play.

Edey did not record a foul in the first half, and he scored 16 of the Boilermakers' 30 points while adding five rebounds and a pair of blocks.


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