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Purdue finishes fifth at Maui Invitational

Purdue defeated Brigham Young in overtime Wednesday to finish fifth at the 2014 Maui Invitational. This was the Boilermakers’ second straight fifth-place finish at the event. Photo: Brian Spurlock/USA Today Sports After losing to Kansas State in its first game, Purdue knocked off Missouri with ease to reach the fifth-place game. The Boilermakers and the Cougars needed 45 minutes...
Via The Catch and Shoot
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BYU basketball: Cougs lose another heartbreaker in Maui, fall to Purdue in OT

For the second time in three nights, the BYU Cougars lost a heartbreaker at the Maui Invitational on Wednesday, falling 87-85 to Purdue in overtime in the fifth-place game. Purdue’s A.J. Hammons hit a one-handed leaner from about 8 feet out with 1.8 seconds remaining for the game-winner. BYU coach Dave Rose tried to get a timeout after the shot, but his pleas were ignored and Kyle...

Boilermakers beat Cougars 87-85 in OT

LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) A.J. Hammons hit a jump-hook with 1.8 seconds left in overtime, lifting Purdue to an 87-85 win over BYU in the fifth-place game of the Maui Invitational on Wednesday. BYU (4-2) tied the score with 14 seconds left when Kyle Collinsworth hit two free throws after being fouled by Jon Octeus on a drive to the basket. The Boilermakers (5-1) brought the ball up without...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Boilers Spend First Half Adjusting to Time Change, Fall Short Despite Awakening in Second

Reports swirled last week that the Purdue basketball team was flying commercial – and coach – to Hawaii. Where you would put Isaac Haas and AJ Hammons in such a situation is the kind of thing where I wish Purdue had a savvy social media person on the plane to snap photos. Let’s hope they got bulkhead aisle seats. Perhaps the long flight and 9:30 AM local starting time contributed...
Via Boiled Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Purdue Basketball: predictions for the Big Ten

Purdue basketball fans should be very excited for the upcoming basketball season. After landing five recruits for all five positions on the court, the Boilers landed fourth out of 12 on the top recruiting classes in the Big Ten. They ranked better than Big Ten powers Wisconsin and Michigan State. There are three reasons why Purdue has a high chance at improving from the basement...
May 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Purdue Basketball lands 22nd overall recruiting class

Purdue Basketball head coach Matt Painter has done another fantastic job in recruiting for the 2014 class to come in. ESPN ranks this class 22nd overall and it’s the fourth best class in the Big Ten Conference. The way this recruiting class is shaping up to be similar to the one Painter brought in 2007 that consisted of Robbie Hummel, Jajuan Johnson, E’Twaun Moore, and Scott...
May 01, 2014  |  Discuss

HE’S BACK: AJ Hammons returns to Purdue

  He’s back! As first reported by…wait for it…the fantastic pros at Gold and Black Illustrated, AJ Hammons will be returning to Purdue for his junior year. Center A.J. Hammons will return to #Purdue for his junior season, has learned. — (@GoldandBlackcom) April 16, 2014 Despite AJ’s self-acknowledged flaws, this is the best news...
Via Boiled Sports
April 16, 2014  |  Discuss

That one time Purdue fans got catfished about AJ Hammons and the NBA Draft

Sit down, young lads and lasses. Let Uncle Aneesh tell you a tale about how a fake Twitter account can crap out rumors like nobody’s business. Enter: Jeremy Smith, aka Jeremy SmithNBAHoops, aka @JSmithNBAHoops. Self-described as an “NBA Hoops Writer/Draft Analyst” from New York City.   First, this: Purdue’s AJ Hammons will declare for the NBA draft and will forgo his two...
Via Boiled Sports
March 27, 2014  |  Discuss

After thrashing Indiana, Purdue basketball’s future looks optimistic

Purdue basketball fans stayed in Mackey Arena until the very end of the game Saturday night, despite the fact that the game was far out of reach 6 minutes into the second half. Purdue took it to Indiana winning 82-64. The Boilermakers’ senior guard Sterling Carter showed a spark that’s been lacking for the team all season. Coming out of the second half, Carter scored Purdue...
February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

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