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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 IUPUI

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By KEITH CARRELL ISL Correspondent WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue overcame a sluggish first half to defeat IUPUI Monday night 80-53 and improve to 9-0. The Boilermakers led the Jaguars by only eight points going into halftime. IUPUI was able to keep the game close through the early portion of the second half with scrappy play and quickness […]

Purdue bigs too much for New Mexico in 70-58 win

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By KEITH CARRELL ISL Correspondent WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. _    Isaac Haas and A.J. Hammons combined for 37 points and 17 rebounds, and Purdue grinded out a 70-58 win against an aggressive New Mexico team. New Mexico is one of the few teams that matches up with Purdue’s height, but the Boilermakers were able to […]

A.J. Hammons returns as Purdue defeats Incarnate Word

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By KEITH CARRELL ISL Correspondent A.J. Hammons played for the first time this season Wednesday night after sitting the first two games and the exhibitions. He had eight points, six rebounds, and three blocks in 15 minutes in his season debut, and helped Purdue defeat Incarnate Word 96-61. The 7-foot center came off the bench and immediately […]