All tagged Purdue Basketball 2015-2016
We said earlier in the season -- several times -- that this was a significant season for Matt Painter. There really were no excuses for underachievement or collapses this year. There were no major injuries, no sudden transfers, no cancerous malcontents on the team. This team had talent, depth, experience and hunger. It was time for Coach Painter to bring it all together.
Postseason play goes into full swing this week as both Purdue teams begin their quest for a title. The fifth-seeded men open against Arkansas-Little Rock at 4:30 PM Thursday on TBS, while the 11th-seeded women open against Oklahoma at 1:30 PM Saturday on WatchESPN (and possibly ESPN2).
The NCAA bracket is here, and Purdue is a 3 seed, as they deserve to be. Wait, no. They're a 4 seed, right? No. A 5 seed. Behind, among others, Duke, Cal and Iowa State.
Purdue beat Illinois in the Boilers’ first game of the Big Ten Tournament, 89-58. Everything is incredible.
The Boilers beat their second top ten opponent in Mackey this month. And there was joy again in Mudville.
Boilerdowd opines on Purdue's odd current situation -- a healthy overall record, a ranked team, some good wins....yet in the bottom half of the conference in terms of conference seeding.
Disaster was averted this evening as The Forces of Good continued the trend of not dropping two straight games.
Zak Irvin scored 5 of his game-high 22 in the final 3:16 to key an 11-0 Michigan run that closed out the Wolverines' 61-56 win over Purdue Saturday at Crisler Center. Caleb Swanigan led Purdue with 14 points.
Rapheal Davis scored 17 of his career-high-tying 24 in the first half and hit the winning free throw with 5 seconds left in OT, lifting Purdue to a thrilling 82-81 win over Michigan State in Mackey Tuesday evening.
It was a historic day for Purdue basketball in more ways than one.
While Purdue celebrated the Gene Keady "3 Pete" era, AJ Hammons had a career night as Purdue beat Nebraska, 89-74.
Hammons scored a career high 32 points, 11 rebounds, 5 assists, and 3 blocks.
Listen, Purdue won and nobody tore their ACLs. I'll take it.
There are some who think there should be no angst felt when Purdue gives away a game they should win or inexplicably fails to show up since the overall record is still pretty good. But isn't this a big year for Matt Painter as a coach? It's time for Purdue basketball to take that next step and if not now, then when?
Purdue beat Penn State 74-57 in Mackey Arena, in a dominant (though sloppy) victory.
During the Christmas/New Year's week, the BSCR held pretty steady as human polls didn't move our Boiler and computers didn't move them much either.
For years we've felt it to be our duty here to point out sports media inconsistencies, specifically when it involved our Boilers. But as a good pal of mine reminded me a few years ago- "Why would anyone respect Purdue in the media?" It's a fair question.
The refs were atrocious. Iowa players are still holding AJ. Mike Gesell falls down when his cat bumps him. The refs stole a timeout. Adam Woodbury moves on all his screens. When Morgan Burke stepped on the floor at halftime, you could see the gloom spreading from his footprints like the Grinch stealing joy from Whoville. Someone stole Painter's car. There was an earthquake. A terrible flood. Locusts. OK, now that that's out of the way, let's talk about what really cost Purdue this game.
Courtesy of the dead time between now and January 1, I bring to you Irrational Optimism.