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Purdue stops Penn State's Big Ten run behind Hammons' 23 points

CHICAGO -- Rapheal Davis pulled A.J. Hammons aside, and told the 7-foot center it was time for him to step up. Fortunately for Purdue, Hammons was already on his way to a big game. Hammons scored 23 points on 7-for-10 shooting, and the rugged Boilermakers wore down Penn State in the second half of a 64-59 victory in the Big Ten Tournament on Friday. ''He was a game changer on both...
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March 13, 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

Rapheal Davis: 'It's bigger than us. It's bigger than our team.'

Rapheal Davis, Purdue's junior captain, breaks down Wednesday's matchup with Indiana.           
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January 27, 2015

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

Boilermakers rout Missouri to hand Tigers second loss in Maui

LAHAINA, Hawaii -- Rapheal Davis scored 22 points and Purdue ran away from Missouri in the first half for an 82-61 win over the Tigers on Tuesday in the Maui Invitational loser's bracket. Coming off a tough loss to Kansas State in its opener, Purdue (4-1) was sharp at both ends against the young Tigers while building a 25-point halftime lead. The Boilermakers struggled at times during...
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November 25, 2014  |  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...
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...
Via UM Hoops
February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

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