Purdue’s Swanigan goes 20-20 again, enters rare territory

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By KEITH CARRELL @BoilerColts ISL Purdue Writer WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Caleb Swanigan led Purdue in doubling up Norfolk State 91-45 in the final non-conference tune-up Wednesday night. Swanigan stuffed the stat sheet, scoring a career high 32 points and grabbing 20 rebounds for his third 20-20 game of the season and second straight. The […]

Swanigan goes 20-20 vs. W. Illinois; Boilers to close non-conference vs. Norfolk St.

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By KEITH CARRELL @BoilerColts ISL Purdue Writer WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. _ Caleb Swanigan earned his second 20-20 performance of the season in a seemingly effortless 82-50 win over Western Illinois in the Monday night matinee. Swanigan earned a double-double by halftime (13-11) and concluded the night with 21 points and 21 boards in only 28 […]

Purdue rolls Cleveland State

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By KEITH CARRELL @BoilerColts ISL Purdue Writer WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue ended Cleveland State’s two-game win streak with a 77-53 win in Mackey Arena Saturday afternoon in its last game before final exams. The Boilermakers (8-2) led wire-to-wire and advanced to an early 18-8 lead by getting into the holiday spirit and sharing well. Six […]

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

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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

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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

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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

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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 […]