Purdue players dumps water on Rapheal Davis and A.J. Hammons

Rapheal Davis scored 24 points and  big man A.J. Hammons was two blocks shy of a triple-double in No. 18 Purdue's 82-81 overtime win over No. 8 Michigan State on Tuesday night.When the two seniors entered the Purdue locker room, they were greeted by their teammates dumping water on them.Despite using the 7-foot Hammons as a human shield, Davis still couldn't escape the celebratory...
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February 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Davis bounces back with huge game, Purdue beats Michigan 87-70

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Purdue's Rapheal Davis spent all week contemplating the mistakes he made last weekend.On Thursday night, he made the corrections.The Boilermakers' defensive stopper scored 16 points and had six assists and five rebounds, and A.J. Hammons added 17 points and four blocks to help No. 20 Purdue pull away from Michigan 87-70."I let my teammates down big time against...
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January 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Weekly player spotlight: Purdue G Rapheal Davis

In Purdue’s offense, Rapheal Davis is someone who contributes on an as-needed basis. Coach Matt Painter opts to run the system through the frontcourt, with big men A.J. Hammons, Isaac Haas and five-star freshman Caleb Swanigan shouldering most of the load. Thus, more often than not, a guard in Davis is left on the outside looking in and is used more to slash and/or create a mismatch...
Via Campus Sports Net
January 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Purdue’s Rapheal Davis unlikely to play vs. Pittsburgh

The Purdue Boilermakers will face off against the Pittsburgh Panthers this evening, but will be without one of their best players. According to a report from CBS Sports, Rapheal Davis is unlikely to play in the game. Davis is one of the leaders for the Purdue basketball team this season and is also their best defender. Throughout the 2015-16 season to this point, Davis ended up averaging...
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December 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Davis leads No. 21 Purdue to 85-70 win over Florida

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) Rapheal Davis scored 18 points to lead five players in double figures and No. 21 Purdue beat Florida 85-70 to win the Hall of Fame Tip-Off tournament. The Boilermakers (5-0) led most of the way and used a 15-2 second-half run to pull away, sending the Gators (3-1) their first loss under new coach Mike White. P.J. Thompson had 15 points, Vince Edwards added...
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November 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Purdue rides surprising defense past No. 22 Indiana

  Rapheal Davis scored 19 points and Purdue's stifling defense shut down No. 22 Indiana 83-67 on Wednesday night. The Boilermakers (13-8, 5-3 Big Ten) have won three of their last four including back-to-back victories over ranked opponents. Purdue already has matched last season's conference victory total, too. Kevin ''Yogi'' Ferrell led the Hoosiers (15-6, 5-3) with 21 points while...
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January 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Davis scores 24 to lead Purdue to victory over No. 25 Iowa

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Rapheal Davis scored 16 of his 24 points in the first half to lead the Purdue Boilermakers to a 67-63 victory over No. 25 Iowa on Saturday. Basil Smotherman and A.J. Hammons each scored 13 points for the Boilermakers (12-8, 4-3 Big Ten), who have won two of three. Mike Gesell scored 18 points and Gabriel Olaseni finished with nine points and 16 rebounds for...
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January 24, 2015  |  Discuss

’13-’14 YEAR IN REVIEW: Rapheal Davis

Note: This is the fourth 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 6.0 points, 3.7 rebounds, 1.3...
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October 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Purdue Basketball: Top impact newcomer for 14-15

Purdue basketball’s biggest impact player among newcomers this season should be PJ Thompson. The unranked senior point guard from Brebeuf Jesuit high school in Indianapolis was Purdue’s last signing in the 2014 recruiting class. Thompson splits defenders He should fill the point guard void left my Terone and Ronnie Johnson this past offseason. Lacking a true point guard, Thompson...
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May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Matt Painter, Purdue players react to home loss against Michigan

Purdue coach Matt Painter, Terone Johnson, Rapheal Davis and Ronnie Johnson met with the media following Purdue’s  tough loss at home to Michigan on Wednesday night. Painter discussed what he felt his team could have done better on the final play, how they held Michigan in check for most of the game and more. You can watch the full press conference using the embedded media player...
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February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

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