VB's hopes for hosting NCAA tournament matches may have been dashed with a 1-3 loss at Michigan Saturday; they'll get a chance at revenge tonight in Holloway, and they close the regular season Friday vs. Michigan State.
Purdue hit 13 of a school-record 19 threes in a 58-point first half as they ran over Fairfield, 106-64. They'll look to go 5-0 for the 6th time in 10 years when they face Tennessee in the Battle 4 Atlantis quarterfinals Wednesday at noon.
Purdue's last win over Iowa was at Iowa, when Danny Hope was circling the drain at Purdue but managed to coax a few final victories out of his squad. Since then, Iowa has done Purdue dirty. Do the Boilers have a shot against OMHR? (Spoiler alert: probably not.)
The Handsomes talk about the Boilermakers' Northwestern loss, the last two games of the season, and take reader questions about hand troubles, Purdue basketball, grit, and start a new Purdue football tradition.
Volleyball pulled off back-to-back upsets last week, dropping #3 Minnesota in four sets and #15 Wisconsin in straight sets to move to 10-6 in conference play and 20-7 overall. They travel to Rutgers and Michigan this week before ending the regular season at home against Michigan and MSU.
Volleyball played #4 Nebraska close for four sets before losing in Lincoln, then held off Iowa in a five-set thriller to move to 8-6 in conference play and 18-7 overall. The Boilers host #3 Minnesota and #15 Wisconsin this weekend in Holloway.
Lovie Smith's Illini are a cure for losing streaks, as the Boilers snapped both a two-game slide and a 17-game November drought with a 29-10 victory, losing David Blough likely for the season in the process.