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Purdue Boilermakers

Good wins: vs. West Virginia, vs. Wake Forest, vs. Wisconsin, vs. Tennessee (neutral), at Purdue, at Illinois, at Michigan State. Bad losses: None Strengths Experience: The core of Purdue’s team (Robbie Hummel, E’Twaun Moore and JaJuan Johnson) has been together for three years. When the three were freshmen, Purdue came out of nowhere and advanced… more »

Big Ten Midseason Report

Depending on the week, time of day or whether the sky is filled with cirrus or cumulonimbus clouds, the Big Ten is either having a great year, a good year, or a down year. The same can be said about nearly all of the teams in the conference. At one point, many prognosticators had seven… more »

Purdue 69, Wake Forest 58

Two teams filled with gold/black bedecked players tussled last Tuesday night in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge.  The Purdue Boilermakers outlasted the Wake Forest Demon Deacons, 69-58 in a battle between two programs that crossed paths while seemingly headed in different directions. Despite recently sending two players to the NBA, Wake has not won an NCAA… more »

Big Ten’s Pre-Christmas Breakdown

You want a laugh, find a copy of Bill Cosby’s “Himself” DVD. You want a chuckle, look at this season’s preseason prognostications, one month later. Before Kentucky’s Billy Gillispie came out for Kentucky’s Midnight Madness and tried to secure a dozen letters of intent from 8th graders in the crowd and before Tom Izzo turned… more »

How will the Big Ten fare in the NCAA Tournament?

“The Big Ten was bad this year. No way around the truth.” – Bracketography’s David Mihm on Selection Sunday. Lost in all the Selection Sunday madness was any discussion of the Big Ten. And, because of the questionable season the entire conference put together, maybe the lack of discussion was warranted. That said, only four… more »

Big Ten Tournament Preview

Regardless of what happens in Indianapolis at this week’s Big Ten Tournament, Wisconsin, Purdue, Indiana and Wisconsin all are dancing. One team – Ohio State – still has realistic dreams of a landing on the right side of the Selection Sunday bubble. That makes this year’s Big Ten Tournament a little mundane, but there are… more »

2007-2008 Purdue Boilermakers

Record: (23-7, 14-3 Big Ten) Key Wins: @Wisconsin, Wisconsin, Michigan State, N-Louisville Key Losses: Wofford, Iowa State, @Missouri, @Ohio State Key Stats: 8.2 – Purdue’s steals per game, second in the Big Ten. 87.9 – Purdue’s defensive efficiency (points allowed in 100 opponent possessions), 11th in the country Key Numbers: RPI: 31; SOS: 90; NCSOS:… more »

On Point: Know Your Opponents

When analyzing matchups, experts tend to look at the obvious: rankings, star players, and big-name coaches. All of these play a factor, but sometimes a win just comes down to knowing your opponent. How does the opposition score? From the foul line? Mid-range jumpers? Three-pointers? And, almost as important, where are your team’s defensive weaknesses?… more »

Purdue Preview

2006-2007 Record: 22-12 (9-7, Big 10, T-4th) Postseason Games: 3/9/2007 Iowa Big Ten Tournament W 74-55 3/9/2007 Ohio State Big Ten Tournament L 63-52 3/16/2007 Arizona NCAA W 72-63 3/18/2007 Florida NCAA L 74-67 Returning Statistical Leaders: 7.2 ppg – Chris Kramer 4.9 rpg – Gordon Watt 2.5 apg – Chris Kramer Starting Lineup: Key… more »

Purdue at Clemson

Purdue (3-0) is undefeated through three games but the Boilermakers have not left Mackey Arena, nor have they entertained any decent competition in their home. Included in the three wins was a narrow 66-62 win over Lipscomb, while the other two were blowouts over Bethune-Cookman and Loyola (IL). Playing the Clemson Tigers in Littlejohn Coliseum… more »

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