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Thank You, 2018 Purdue Basketball Seniors

The final chapter has yet to be written. How does one thank a class this decorated? The Hummel-Moore-Johnson group never got to have their combined sendoff because of the injuries to Robbie Hummel. The next year it felt very strange honoring Rob with Ryne Smith and Lewis Jackson. Even then, it has been a very long time since Purdue has had four senior players depart the program en...
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15 hours ago

David Blough Named QB1 for Spring Practice

The 5th year senior is back and ready to fight for his starting job. When we last saw David Blough he was being carted of the turf of Ross_Ade Stadium, attempting to excite the crowd after dislocating his ankle. As he was being loaded into the ambulance he gave the touchdown signal as Elijah Sindelar completed the TD drive against Illinois with a pass to Cole Herdman. Since Blough...
Via Hammer and Rails
1 day ago

Purdue’s Seniors Complete the Delaney Dozen

The seniors have done it. They have won in every Big Ten arena. Coming into this season Purdue’s four seniors of P.J. Thompson, Dakota Mathias, Vince Edwards, and Isaac Haas needed three wins to complete what should be called the Delaney Dozen. If Purdue managed to win this season at Michigan, Iowa, and Illinois those four would finish their careers with at least one win in all...
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1 day ago

Purdue 93, Illinois 86: The Carsen Edwards Game

Purdue’s seniors finish with a win in all 14 Big Ten arenas. Carsen Edwards was not playin’ If you look across the box score Purdue had perhaps its best “team” game in a long while. It got some big threes from Ryan Cline, P.J. Thompson broke his scoring slump, Dakota Mathias had 18 points and 8 rebounds four three-pointers. But it was Carsen’s night. Carsen had the first 40...
Via Hammer and Rails
2 days ago

Purdue Basketball: Vincent Edwards is OUT for Purdue at Illinois

Vincent Edwards’ ankle remains a hindrance, he’ll miss his second straight game. Word is out via Nathan Baird of the Journal and Courier, Vincent Edwards will miss his second straight game with his left ankle sprain. Edwards suffered the injury last Saturday at practice during a transition drill. The initial worry was that it was severe enough to end his career at Purdue, but a scan...
Via Hammer and Rails
2 days ago

Purdue Basketball Recruiting: Eric Hunter Has Hops

An incoming guard is going to be very good for us. Eric Hunter, an incoming recruit from Indianapolis Tindley, has hops. Eric Hunter ended his senior season at Tindley by blowing out Indiana School of the Deaf. Tindley is a 1A school in Indianapolis that plays many 3A and 4A programs, they have beaten teams this year such as Fort Wayne Snider. Hunter is in the top 10 of scoring...
Via Hammer and Rails
2 days ago

Edwards scores 40 points, No. 9 Purdue beats Illinois 93-86

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Carsen Edwards scored career-high 40 points and Dakota Mathias added 18 to help No. 9 Purdue outlast Illinois in a 93-86 victory on Thursday night. The Boilermakers were without their second-leading scorer Vincent Edwards but had no problem scoring. Purdue shot 58.3 percent from the field and 47.8 percent from beyond the 3-point line. Edwards and Mathias each...
Via MyNorthwest.com
2 days ago

Non-Conference Opponents Update: February 21

Purdue still has a very solid case for a 2 seed. It is nice to talk about these things after a win this week. Sunday night’s three-point win over Penn State has calmed the waters a bit. Purdue still has some maintenance work to do on its NCAA profile, but As of now most projection have us as a 2 seed in the NCAA Tournament. Beating Illinois and Minnesota, then reaching the final...
Via Hammer and Rails
3 days 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.
Via AP on Yahoo
6 days 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
6 days 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...
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6 days 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
6 days 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
7 days 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
8 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
9 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
10 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
11 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
11 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
12 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
13 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
13 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
14 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
15 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
15 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
16 days ago
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