Freshman Carsen Edwards leads Purdue past Morehead State in first career start


By KEITH CARRELL @BoilerColts ISL Purdue Writer WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — True freshman Carsen Edwards earned his first career start for Purdue and paced the Boilermakers with 16 points in a 90-56 win over Morehead State Saturday afternoon. The Boilermakers improved to 6-2 on the season with the win. Edwards started in place of Vincent Edwards, who […]

Purdue nearly knocks off defending champs in 79-76 loss to Villanova

motion p logo

By KEITH CARRELL (@BoilerColts) ISL Purdue Writer Self-inflicted wounds resulted in a failed attempt at upsetting the defending national champions Monday night in West Lafayette. A raucous, sold out Mackey Arena attempted to will the 15th ranked Boilermakers onto victory, but the 3rdranked Wildcats defeated the Boilermakers 79-76. Isaac Haas pulled Purdue to within one […]

Purdue tops Southern Indiana in exhibition

motion p logo

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue defeated the University of Southern Indiana 85-63 Tuesday evening in its only exhibition game prior to the season beginning in earnest November 11 against McNeese State.

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

Purdue's Isaac Haas throws it down against Maryland. Photo by Jerome Lynch.

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 […]

Rapheal Davis, Purdue finally get Michigan State

IMG_8536 copy

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 […]

Carrell: Purdue surges past Ohio State

Mackey Arena

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

Vince Edwards. Photo by Ben Fahrbach.

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 […]

Hammons returns to starting lineup, leads Purdue past Michigan

#20_Hammons, AJ (SR)

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 […]

Purdue ready to make splash as Big Ten play begins

Matt Painter

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 […]