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Edwards scores 27, 6th-ranked Purdue tops Penn State 76-73

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) -- Carsen Edwards scored 27 points to lead sixth-ranked Purdue to a 76-73 victory over Penn State on Sunday night.
Via AP on Yahoo
5 hours ago

Purdue 76: Penn State 73: Vincent-Less

Purdue staves off the upset and gets back to winning without their senior leader. Penn State, fresh off their second upset over Ohio State and hungry for an NCAA birth came into Mackey Arena with adding to their resume. Purdue, losers of three in a row, found themselves without their starting forward, senior leader, and best all-around player Vincent Edwards for just the second time...
Via Hammer and Rails
5 hours ago

BREAKING: Vincent Edwards OUT for the Penn St. vs Purdue game.

Senior Vincent Edwards is out with a sprained left ankle as Purdue attempts to right the ship after 3 straight losses. UPDATED: Vincent Edwards out with left ankle injury. BREAKING: Purdue has confirmed that Vincent Edwards will be out for the game against Penn State with a sprained left ankle. They just sent this release on twitter: This will be the first time this season...
Via Hammer and Rails
11 hours ago

Edwards scores 27, 6th-ranked Purdue tops Penn State 76-73

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Carsen Edwards scored 27 points to lead sixth-ranked Purdue to a 76-73 victory over Penn State on Sunday night. Dakota Mathias added 18 points and Isaac Haas had 12 points and six rebounds for the Boilermakers (24-5, 13-3 Big Ten), who snapped a season-worst three-game skid. Tony Carr had 19 points, five rebounds and five assists, Shep Garner had 17 points...
Via MyNorthwest.com
19 hours ago

Is Coach Painter the Problem?

Let’s examine what the Ainters have to say. I’ve been around Purdue basketball as long as I can remember. I’m not sure I’ve ever seen this much hatred and frustration thrown at a coach who is doing so much for the program. Even at the end of the Keady years when it seemed clear to everyone that it was time for good ol’ Gene to hang it up he still had broad support among the fans...
Via Hammer and Rails
1 day ago

Purdue Basketball: Where Has The Unstoppable Offense Gone?

Yes, it is as ugly as you think. Okay, it is the day after. We got beat by one of the worst Wisconsin teams in the worst decade. It was almost unwatchable basketball at times. Our boys barely broke 50 points. So what the hell is wrong? I am not a basketball genius, but I think I know a little bit about it. From what I have seen, our motion offense is stagnant, movement without...
Via Hammer and Rails
2 days ago

Purdue 53, Wisconsin 57: Badgers Storm Boilers

Purdue loses their 3rd straight game and fall even further in the B10 standing. #6 Purdue gets shocked by Wisconsin, 57-53 on Frank Kaminsky night in the Kohl Center. Purdue came into Madison, Wisconsin looking to get back to their winning ways and going against a Wisconsin Badgers team that was five games under .500 and a 28 point loss against this Boiler team earlier in the...
Via Hammer and Rails
3 days ago

Non-Conference Opponents Update: February 14

Marquette needs to get it together. So does Butler. Purdue’s best wins are not doing us any favors right now. Yes, the early seed reveal on Sunday from the Selection Committee was favorable to the Boilers even after two straight losses, but the teams we have beaten are not helping matters at all. Marquette has likely played its way out of the tournament. Butler lost at home to a...
Via Hammer and Rails
4 days ago

Kobe Bryant Picks Purdue

Exciting news in West Lafayette was announced on Twitter just a few hours ago. The #6 ranked Boilermakers are coming off of two difficult losses against Ohio State and Michigan State, but they got something to smile about today when Kobe Bryant allowed the Purdue basketball team to wear his new Kobe Bryant 1 ProTro shoes by Nike. Purdue is, of course, a Nike shoe and this is a...
Via Hammer and Rails
5 days ago

One Last Shot: What About Purdue in One Possession Games?

If it comes down to a final shot, things do not go well for Purdue. Yesterday I took a pretty deep dive into how Purdue has fared with this group of seniors in “Close” games. I defined a close game as any game that was within a possession after the final media timeout. That is a pretty wide definition, however. I found that one bad loss (Gardner Webb) found Purdue never really got...
Via Hammer and Rails
5 days ago

How Does Purdue Really Do in Close Games?

The myth is that Painter & Co. can’t win close games. Are they right? Curiosity often gets the best of me. It is part of the reason this blog started many years ago. When I get an idea in my head it tends to eat at me until I can get an answer. After the last two games I had a pretty reasonable question: Just how good is Purdue when it comes to close games? The common narrative...
Via Hammer and Rails
6 days ago

The Path of Least Resistance Fails Purdue

Purdue took the path least resistance and fell into the Izzo trap Disclaimer: The following is not an indictment of Matt Painter or Isaac Haas. I think Matt is one of the best coaches in college basketball, and should be the coach at Purdue for as long as he wants to be the coach at Purdue. I think Haas is one of the true dominant forces in college basketball and I would take...
Via Hammer and Rails
7 days ago

Purdue Lands #1 Seed in Early March Madness Rankings

Despite the two tough losses Purdue holds at the 1 line The Selection Committee for the NCAA Tournament gave a sneak peek at their week midway through February today. The Committee announced the top 16 teams and despite two losses this week from our beloved Boilermakers they still remain on the #1 line currently sitting at #4 overall. This would obviously be huge news for Purdue...
Via Hammer and Rails
7 days ago

Purdue vs. Michigan St.: 5 questions

Ahead of the top-5 match-up, we’ve got five questions that could answer the game. This afternoon, #5 Michigan St. will play host to #3 Purdue. It is the only match-up between the B10’s two best teams and a rare marquee match-up for a conference that only has three teams in the top 25. For Purdue, it will be a chance to make up for a lost opportunity after losing at home to Ohio...
Via Hammer and Rails
8 days ago

Bridges lifts No. 4 Michigan St past No. 3 Purdue 68-65

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Miles Bridges made a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 2.7 seconds left and finished with 20 points, helping No. 4 Michigan State top No. 3 Purdue 68-65 on Saturday. The Spartans (24-3, 12-2 Big Ten) have won eight straight, improving their chances of contending for a conference championship and earning a No. 1 seed for the NCAA Tournament. The Boilermakers (23...
Via MyNorthwest.com
8 days ago

Purdue Basketball: Relapse or Redemption

Purdue was supposed to win Wednesday. They can redeem themselves in East Lansing when they’re not. It is so loud. It felt important. That’s my point. The Purdue versus Ohio State game had its obvious importance to the B10 title race. If Purdue won, there wouldn’t be a race. They’d have a 2-game lead on Ohio State and Michigan State, with only a road game to East Lansing looming...
Via Hammer and Rails
9 days ago

Isaac Haas Named Finalist for Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Award

A third member of Purdue’s starting five is up for a national award. He may be a throwback to a former era of basketball, but having a guy like Isaac Haas and is 7’2” near 300 pound frame near the basket is a nice asset. Yeah, he is not a threat to shoot the three and he might even be a defensive liability at times, but if we need two points and can get him the ball, he is going...
Via Hammer and Rails
9 days ago

So What Now?

According to some, we should clearly quit on the season. Well, we lost a game. It is the first time in over two months that Purdue lost a basketball game. It was also at home, which really hurts. Carsen Edwards had a career high, we led by 14 points at one point, and Purdue led for more than 34 minutes overall, but that didn’t matter. Keita Bates-Diop’s rebound basket with 2.8...
Via Hammer and Rails
10 days ago

Purdue Football Recruiting: 2018 Quarterback Class

Purdue is getting some guys who could be an instant impact in 2018. The 2018 recruiting class is officially in the books. I will be breaking it down position by position over the next few days, explaining who we got at what spot. First up, is a kid that is already on campus, as he was a mid year enrolee. Quarterback: Jack Plummer 6’5”, 220 Pounds, 3* Offers: Purdue, Arizona...
Via Hammer and Rails
10 days ago

Purdue 63, Ohio State 64: Boilers Fall

#3 Purdue loses on last second put-in by Keita Bates-Diop. Mackey Arena is already a loud stadium. Give the Paint Crew and fans one of the biggest games in the history of the program? They’re gonna try and blow the roof off the place. Especially when the game starts with an Isaac Haas lay-up off a Carsen Edwards drive and dump off. Especially when their first defensive possession...
Via Hammer and Rails
11 days ago

Vince Edwards Named As Erving Award Finalist

The senior is up for a national award. Yesterday Carsen Edwards was named as a finalist for his positional award, the Jerry West Award for the nation’s top shooting guard. Today it is Vince Edwards’ turn. Vince was named one of 10 finalists for the Julius Erving Award given to the nation’s top small forward. This is a little different, as Vince often plays at the 4 position, but...
Via Hammer and Rails
11 days ago

Purdue Football Recruiting: Jack Smith Signs LOI

Purdue gets a late addition to the 2018 class. With Evander Craft in limbo since the fall (he just signed with Toledo today), Coach Brohm and Co. had their eyes on another linebacker. Enter Jack Smith, a lengthy outside backer from the heart of Florida. Jack will be coming north from Lakeland, Florida. Jack Smith chose Purdue over Cincinnati and Western Kentucky. This is a great...
Via Hammer and Rails
11 days ago

No. 14 Ohio St. closes strong to end No. 3 Purdue’s streak

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Keita Bates-Diop scored 18 points, including the decisive putback with 2.8 seconds left, to give No. 14 Ohio State a 64-63 upset at No. 3 Purdue, ending the nation’s longest winning streak at 19 games Wednesday night. The Buckeyes (21-2, 12-1 Big Ten) grabbed a share of the conference lead as Ohio State won for the 11th time in 12 games. Carsen Edwards...
Via MyNorthwest.com
11 days ago

The Lost Defensive Recruiting Class

The 2015 defensive recruiting class has Purdue behind the 8 ball. Purdue’s defensive rebound in 2017 was impressive, but the 2018 is going to require a miracle of coaching and recruiting to overcome the 2015 recruiting class. The 2015 recruiting class should be backbone of the 2018 defense. You need redshirt juniors and true seniors to lead the way at a program like Purdue. Even...
Via Hammer and Rails
12 days ago

Carsen Edwards Named Finalist for West Award

The sophomore is up as the nation’s best shooting guard. Last year Caleb Swanigan was flat out robbed for the Karl Malone Award given by the Basketball Hall of Fame to the nation’s best Power Forward. It was given to Johnathan Motley of Baylor instead of Baylor, a huge travesty. This year we don’t have a finalist to take that award, but we do have a finalist for the Jerry West...
Via Hammer and Rails
12 days ago
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