Purdue youngsters Swanigan, Thompson send seniors out in style

Caleb Swanigan scored a career-high 27 points as Purdue closed the regular season with a win over Wisconsin. Photo by Jerome Lynch.

By KEITH CARRELL ISL Correspondent Purdue’s underclassmen sent their four seniors out in style with a 91-80 victory over Wisconsin on Sunday in the final game of the Big Ten regular season. The win put Purdue in a four-way tie for third in the Big Ten, behind Big Ten champion Indiana and runner-up Michigan State. […]

Carrell: Purdue finds a way this time, holds off Maryland

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By KEITH CARRELL ISL Correspondent WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue survived a late scare from Maryland to hang on for an 83-79 win on Saturday. It may have ended with fans on edge, seeing the team repeat the same flaws again in anticipation of another blown opportunity, but the Boilers were able to ride out […]

Cline helps Purdue beat Northwestern in shaky performance for Boilers

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By KEITH CARRELL ISL Correspondent WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. _ Freshman guard Ryan Cline knocked down critical threes to help Purdue put Northwestern away 71-61 in an otherwise lackluster performance. The Boilermakers just needed to win this game, arguably their easiest tilt remaining on paper, to help propel them into the postseason. Coming off of a […]

Rapheal Davis, Purdue finally get Michigan State

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By KEITH CARRELL ISL Correspondent WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. _ It wasn’t easy — it couldn’t be easy. But Rapheal Davis’ free throw late in overtime allowed Purdue to squeak out an 82-81 victory over No. 8 Michigan State Tuesday at Mackey Arena. Now, some perspective on why the win was such a big deal: Spartans leader […]

Hammons scores 32 as Purdue dominates Nebraska

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By KEITH CARRELL ISL Correspondent WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. _ A.J. Hammons. That’s really all that needs to be said about this game, as Hammons had a career-high 32 points in leading Purdue over Nebraska 89-74 on Saturday. In fairness to the rest of the Boilermakers, he certainly didn’t do it alone, but … A.J. Hammons. […]

Carrell: Purdue surges past Ohio State

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By KEITH CARRELL ISL Correspondent WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue used a late surge to overtake Ohio State 75-64 late Thursday night. Purdue bucked the norm in the Matt Painter-Thad Matta saga by closing out a close, back-and-forth, game against Ohio State to come away with the victory. It certainly wasn’t an easy win and Ohio State couldn’t […]

Edwards scores 19, leads Purdue past Penn State

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By KEITH CARRELL ISL Correspondent WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Vince Edwards and Dakota Mathias used heady to help Purdue return to the win column late Wednesday night with 74-57 victory over Penn State. Edwards scored a season high 19 points on 6 of 8 field goals, including 4 of 4 from three point range. “I felt like […]

Purdue’s Rod Woodson elected to College Football Hall of Fame

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From Purdue Athletics WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Former Purdue All-America defensive back Rod Woodson has been elected to the College Football Hall of Fame. The Football Bowl Subdivision Class of 2016 was announced Friday in Scottsdale, Arizona, and includes 14 players and two coaches. The class was chosen from a national ballot of 76 All-America […]

Hammons returns to starting lineup, leads Purdue past Michigan

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By KEITH CARRELL ISL Correspondent WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. _ A.J. Hammons started for the first time this season and helped Purdue overtake Michigan 87-70 Thursday night to advance to 2-1 in Big Ten play. The 7-foot senior center finished with 17 points, five rebounds and four blocks for the Boilermakers. Rapheal Davis said after the second-half implosion […]

Iowa upsets Purdue in Boilermakers’ Big Ten home opener

Purdue honors legendary shooter Rick Mount at halftime. Photo by Keith Carrell.

By KEITH CARRELL ISL Correspondent WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. _ Iowa overcame a 17-point halftime deficit to defeat Purdue 70-63 Saturday night in the Boilermakers’ Big Ten home opener. Rapheal Davis put the loss on his shoulders, stating that “When you see your teammates get frazzled, it comes down to senior leadership,” and that he “didn’t play that […]