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

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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 […]

Purdue ready to make splash as Big Ten play begins

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By KEITH CARRELL ISL Correspondent Purdue will begin Big Ten play at Wisconsin on Tuesday night, interim Badgers head coach Greg Gard’s first at the helm in a Big Ten game after Bo Ryan announced his immediate retirement earlier in December.  The Boilermakers wrapped up non-conference play on Tuesday with a win over Vanderbilt at home to earn a […]

Purdue rolls past Vanderbilt, finishes non-conference slate 12-1

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By KEITH CARRELL ISL Correspondent WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. _ Purdue finished out non-conference play with a 12-1 record Tuesday night by defeating Vanderbilt 68-55 one game after losing to Butler in the Crossroads Classic Saturday. Mackey Arena was sold out and loud to cheer on the promising Purdue squad in their final game prior to Big Ten play, but […]

Butler upends Purdue to ruin Boilermakers’ perfect start

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By ANDY PROFFET ISL Correspondent INDIANAPOLIS — Purdue fell short in its bid for its first 12-0 start since 2009-10 and first win ever in the five-year-old Crossroads Classic on Saturday. The No. 9 Boilermakers were ranked higher but it was the 17th-ranked Butler Bulldogs who showed they’re arguably the best college basketball team in Indiana […]