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Boilers happy to carry Big Ten banner

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Big Ten was as maligned as any major conference in college basketball this season, accused of lacking a serious national championship contender an ...

March 22, 2017 6:07 pm


Purdue preps for pro-Kansas crowd

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – One of the things to be certain of entering Thursday's third-round NCAA Tournament meeting between Purdue and Kansas is that the Sprint Center wi ...

March 22, 2017 5:45 pm


Boilers emphasize stopping Jayhawks' break

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Like clockwork, when Purdue players were asked Wednesday what coach Matt Painter has emphasized leading into Thursday's game against Kansas, the respo ...

March 22, 2017 5:40 pm


Pregame: Butler (24-8) vs. Middle Tennessee (31-4)

MILWAUKEE – It should be a competitive NCAA Tournament matchup when 21st-ranked Butler, seeded fourth in the South Region, faces No. 12 seed Middle Tennessee State tonig ...

March 18, 2017 2:29 pm


Martin leads Butler back to Sweet 16

MILWAUKEE – As the final seconds dripped away, Kelan Martin held the ball, and when the buzzer sounded he flipped it high into the air. Butler had gone five seasons without ...

March 18, 2017 7:58 pm


Halftime thoughts: Butler 36, Middle Tennessee State 31

MILWAUKEE – Fourth-seeded Butler went ahead by 13 with 4 1/2 minutes remaining in the first half and appeared on the verge of pulling away, but No. 12 seed Middle Tennessee S ...

March 18, 2017 5:14 pm


Purdue holds on, heads to Sweet 16

MILWAUKEE — So many Iowa State fans packed the BMO Harris Bradley Center that it felt like a road environment for Purdue. But one team had Caleb Swanigan, and the other ...

March 19, 2017 5:50 pm


Boilermakers finish Cyclones to reach Sweet 16

MILWAUKEE – So many Iowa State fans packed the BMO Harris Bradley Center that it felt like a road environment for Purdue. But one team had Caleb Swanigan, and the other did ...

March 18, 2017 9:57 pm


Guard play key for Butler

MILWAUKEE – When Butler beat Winthrop on Thursday in the first round of the NCAA tournament, guard play proved instrumental to the Bulldogs' 76-64 victory at the BMO Har ...

March 17, 2017 4:31 pm


Albrecht brings leadership to Boilermakers

MILWAUKEE – One of Spike Albrecht's closest friends is Max Bielfeldt. They played together at Michigan. "Max is one of my good buddies," Albrecht said. "I roomed w ...

March 17, 2017 4:14 pm


Grace women finish 5th

The Grace women's basketball team earned a fifth-place finish in the NCCAA National Championships with a 64-63 win over Southwestern Christian on Friday. Haley Richardson led the ...

March 17, 2017 7:27 pm


Notebook: Purdue's Vince Edwards to guard Deonte Burton

MILWAUKEE – On Friday afternoon, Purdue's coaching staff informed senior forward Vince Edwards that he will guard Iowa State's Deonte Burton in the second roun ...

March 17, 2017 5:59 pm


IPFW receives bye in CIT

The IPFW men's basketball team received a bye to the quarterfinals of the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament. The 26-team event advances the top three advancing teams in the ...

March 16, 2017 8:58 pm


Maggard, Newbauer lead Belmont into NCAA Tournament

Canterbury graduate Darby Maggard and Leo and IPFW grad Cam Newbauer are dancing once again with Belmont women's basketball. The Bruins are a No. 13 seed in the Lexington bracket ...

March 13, 2017 7:40 pm


Wait worth it, as Purdue women make NCAA field

WEST LAFAYETTE – You could cut the tension with a knife. Three regions of the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament had been announced by ESPN on Monday night. Purdue ha ...

March 13, 2017 6:51 pm