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Stunning comeback leads Little Rock to double-OT upset over Purdue

With 4:05 left in regulation on an NCAA tournament Thursday, the Arkansas-Little Rock Trojans were reduced to hope, and little else. The Sun Belt Conference champions had to hope that nearly every shot would fall, that the Purdue Boilermakers would make mistakes, and that the No. 4 seed in the Midwest Region would miss at least a few free throws. No one was counting on any of it...
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March 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Hammons' turnaround helps put Purdue back on national map

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) For two seasons, A.J. Hammons was content at Purdue. Believing he was a short-time college player who could make a quick jump to the NBA, Hammons got stuck in his own world and so did the Boilermakers. But when coach Matt Painter cleaned house after the 2013-14 season, Hammons stayed, rededicated himself to basketball and became the cornerstone of Purdue's incredibly...
Via Associated Press
March 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Hammons' best-ever 32 points spark Purdue past Nebraska 89-74

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- A.J. Hammons scored a career-best 32 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, leading No. 21 Purdue to an 89-74 victory over Nebraska on Saturday.Rapheal Davis had 17 points and six rebounds, and Isaac Haas scored 13 points for Purdue (19-4, 7-3 Big Ten). Caleb Swanigan contributed six points, 12 rebounds and five assists for the Boilermakers, who improved to 5-0 against...
Via Associated Press
January 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Purdue's A.J. Hammons pulls in rebound you have to see

Purdue's A.J. Hammons doesn't need both hands to grab a rebound.During the second half of the Boilermakers' 68-64 win at the Minnesota Gophers on Wednesday night, the Purdue center made a unique one-handed rebound. At the time, the Boilers led 59-54 with 4:56 to go.In the below video, Hammons can be seen picking up his lost shoe inside Purdue's free-throw circle before running down...
Via FOX Sports
January 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Hammons goes for 24, Purdue handles Wisconsin 61-55

MADISON, Wis. -- Seven-foot center A.J. Hammons is thriving under pressure off the bench for No. 14 Purdue.The senior big man took control in the paint down the stretch and took advantage of younger Wisconsin players guarding him in the post.Hammons scored 24 points, Dakota Mathias hit two 3s in the final 1:19 and the Boilermakers held on for a 61-55 victory over the Badgers on Tuesday...
Via Associated Press
December 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Hammons scores 24, Purdue takes down Pittsburgh 72-59

PITTSBURGH -- Ryan Cline caught the ball at the top of the key, hesitated for just a second and let it fly. A minute later he found himself open in the corner and did it again. On Purdue's next trip down, the freshman stood all alone behind the 3-point line one more time.Swish. Swish. Swish.Not bad for a kid playing the first big minutes of his career.Cline scored all 12 of his points...
Via Associated Press
December 02, 2015  |  Discuss

With or without Hammons, Purdue should roll Incarnate Word

Purdue didn't miss A.J. Hammons in its first two games, but it might finally get the senior big man back for the next one.With or without their top returning scorer and rebounder, the No. 21 Boilermakers likely won't have too much trouble trying to improve to 3-0 for a third consecutive season Wednesday night against visiting Incarnate Word.Purdue coach Matt Painter hasn't offered...
Via FOX Sports
November 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Purdue Basketball: predictions for the Big Ten

Purdue basketball fans should be very excited for the upcoming basketball season. After landing five recruits for all five positions on the court, the Boilers landed fourth out of 12 on the top recruiting classes in the Big Ten. They ranked better than Big Ten powers Wisconsin and Michigan State. There are three reasons why Purdue has a high chance at improving from the basement...
Via isportsweb.com
May 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Purdue Basketball lands 22nd overall recruiting class

Purdue Basketball head coach Matt Painter has done another fantastic job in recruiting for the 2014 class to come in. ESPN ranks this class 22nd overall and it’s the fourth best class in the Big Ten Conference. The way this recruiting class is shaping up to be similar to the one Painter brought in 2007 that consisted of Robbie Hummel, Jajuan Johnson, E’Twaun Moore, and Scott...
Via isportsweb.com
May 01, 2014  |  Discuss

After thrashing Indiana, Purdue basketball’s future looks optimistic

Purdue basketball fans stayed in Mackey Arena until the very end of the game Saturday night, despite the fact that the game was far out of reach 6 minutes into the second half. Purdue took it to Indiana winning 82-64. The Boilermakers’ senior guard Sterling Carter showed a spark that’s been lacking for the team all season. Coming out of the second half, Carter scored Purdue...
Via isportsweb.com
February 18, 2014  |  Discuss
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