Purdue’s A.J. Hammons is Big Ten Player of the Week

Purdue's A.J. Hammons fights for a rebound against Maryland.

From Purdue Athletics: WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue’s A.J. Hammons was named the Big Ten Player of the Week after a dominating performance in the Boilermakers’ 67-63 win over Indiana last Thursday. It marks the first Player of the Week accolade for the 7-foot junior center from Gary, Indiana, and is the first Player of the […]

Purdue finishes sweep of Indiana

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By JAMES HOWELL, Jr. ISL Purdue Writer On the opening possession of the game, center A.J. Hammons took a turnaround jumper and missed everything. The cheers of “Air Ball” rang down on the court of Assembly Hall from the crazed fans of the Indiana Hoosiers. The Hoosiers faithful did their best to shake Purdue’s 7-foot […]

Purdue beats Nebraska, nabs sixth win in seven games

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By JAMES HOWELL, Jr. ISL Purdue Writer The Boilermakers are on top of their game right now. On Sunday evening, the Boilermakers claimed victory for the sixth time in seven games by downing the Nebraska Cornhuskers 66-54. The win puts Purdue back into a tie for second place in the Big Ten with the No. 19 […]

Purdue drops Ohio State for third straight win over Top 25 team

Purdue's A.J. Hammons shoots against Ohio State. Photo by Purdue Athletics.

By JAMES HOWELL, Jr. ISL Purdue Writer Have the Boilermakers finally crawled out of the hole they placed themselves in during the non-conference season when they lost to teams such as Gardner-Webb and North Florida at home? It appears that if they haven’t, then they are well on their way to escaping. On Wednesday night, […]

Purdue wins third straight Big Ten game

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By JAMES HOWELL, Jr. ISL Purdue Writer The Purdue Boilermakers avoided the trap game that could’ve wrecked their season on Saturday night when they took down the talented, yet last place, Northwestern Wildcats in Evanston, Ill. Behind a huge game from big men A.J. Hammons and Isaac Haas the Boilermakers won the game 68-60. The […]

Crowd carries Purdue over Indiana

Rapheal Davis, 35, shoots against Indiana's Robert Johnson. Photo by Purdue Athletics.

By JAMES HOWELL, Jr. ISL Purdue Beat Writer WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The Purdue Boilermakers truly had a sixth man on the court against their fiercest rival Indiana on Wednesday night. Of course, this is metaphorically speaking to the capacity crowd of 14,846 standing loyal behind the Boilermakers throughout the night. With the home crowd […]

Hoosiers fall to rival Purdue


By TYLER SMITH ISL Editor WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — As former Hoosier Will Sheehey put it recently, playing Indiana is “Purdue’s Super Bowl.”  They acted like it on Wednesday night.  The fans created an electric atmosphere, the players played inspired basketball, and the Hoosiers struggled from the word “go.” Purdue opened the game on a […]

Davis scores 24 as Purdue downs No. 25 Iowa

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By JAMES HOWELL, Jr. ISL Purdue Writer Saturday’s home game against the Iowa Hawkeyes was not necessarily a must win for the Purdue Boilermakers. However, with the events that occurred throughout the game, it quickly became a “you’d better win” kind of game. Win is what the Boilermakers did, by defeating the No. 25 Hawkeyes […]

Purdue drops second consecutive Big Ten game

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By JAMES HOWELL, Jr. ISL Purdue Writer The Purdue Boilermakers have not lacked fight in their first four games of the Big Ten season. After come from behind victories against Minnesota and Michigan, the Boilermakers have dropped consecutive close games _ to No. 4 Wisconsin on Jan. 7 and to No. 9 Maryland on Saturday […]

Boilermakers suffer first Big Ten loss

Purdue's Vince Edwards handles the ball during a loss to Wisconsin. From Purdue Athletics.

By JAMES HOWELL, Jr. ISL Purdue Writer The Purdue Boilermakers suffered their first conference loss of the season on Wednesday night when they traveled to No. 4 Wisconsin. The Badgers pulled away late in the game to win 62-55. Throughout the game, the Boilermakers kept pace with the Badgers and even led at a few […]