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Smotherman's career night lifts Purdue over Rutgers 92-85

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) Basil Smotherman scored a career-best 17 points and Rapheal Davis had 16 points and 10 rebounds Thursday night, leading Purdue to a 92-85 victory against slumping Rutgers. Jon Octeus had 14 points, A.J. Hammons scored 13 and Dakota Mathias and Kendall Stephens each added 11 for Purdue. Kadeem Jack led Rutgers with 18 points and 11 rebounds. It was Boilermaker...
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February 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Purdue Basketball Beat: Season 2 Episode 7

THE PURDUE BASKETBALL BEAT IS OFFICIALLY HAPPY after the Boilermakers pulled out two straight top 25 wins for the first time since 2011. Michael and Aneesh talk about the IU victory, Ray Davis tha gawd, the remainder of the Big Ten season, the emergence of Basil Smotherman and the re-emergence of Bryson Scott. All that, plus the possibility of a tournament berth, lamenting the non...
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January 30, 2015  |  Discuss

’13-’14 YEAR IN REVIEW: Basil Smotherman

Note: This is the fifth of the postseason Year In Review series. Click that shiny link to see them all. They will recap their 2013-2014 season, show their “GIF of the Year”, state my favorite nicknames, and give a best/worst case scenario for next season. Warning: stuff got real weird for my best/worst case scenarios. 2013-2014 season recap LOOK AT THAT WINGSPAN. LOOK AT...
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November 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Purdue Basketball: projected starting five for 2014-15

Coach Matt Painter and the Paint Crew are going to have another young team to cheer on this year. Purdue Basketball continues to play younger and younger. This is what the potential starting five could look like on opening night for the Boilermakers in November. Point Guard: PJ Thompson, 5-11 freshman With both Terone and Ronnie Johnson leaving the team this past season, Terone due...
May 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Video Breakdown: Self-Flagellation -- Grading the final 17 possessions of the Purdue-Penn State ...

Hi. If you missed the Penn State game last night…well, you missed 36 minutes of the worst Big Ten-level basketball you can imagine. BoilerDowd did a great postgame wrap-up, and you should definitely go read that, but this 45 second clip basically summarizes how painful this game was to watch: Basil Smotherman hustles for the steal on the baseline (that’s the Baseline...
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January 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Purdue survives scare from Siena 68-63

A.J. Hammons scored 16 points, Basil Smotherman had a late tiebreaking dunk, and Purdue beat Siena 68-63 Sunday in the seventh-place game at the Old Spice Classic. Smotherman's slam put Purdue (6-2) up 65-63 with 27.9 seconds left. Hammons added two free throws to make it 67-63. Purdue wasted a 27-17 halftime lead Friday in losing 69-54 to Washington State. One day earlier, the...
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December 01, 2013  |  Discuss

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