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Boiling Point

  • Crossroads Classic extended through 2019
    The Crossroads Classic, a men's basketball event held at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, has been extended through 2019, the athletic directors at Indiana, Butler, Purdue and Notre Dame announced Thursday.
  • Purdue to play Kansas State in Maui
    Purdue drew Kansas State in the EA Sports Maui Invitational, for which the bracket was revealed Wednesday.
  • Purdue finds a punter for 2015
    Joe Schopper, a punter at Cathedral High School in Indianapolis, tweeted Tuesday that he has committed to join Purdue's Class of 2015.
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For starters

Purdue looks to bounce back from Saturday's tough loss at Xavier against Western Carolina.

The Catamounts (5-4) have won three games in a row. Guard Harouna Motombo leads the team in scoring (14.8 points per game) and rebounding (5.1 per game). Guard Brandon Briggs is averaging 13 points a contest.

Purdue has put an emphasis on rebounding. The Boilermakers were out-rebounded at Xavier 38-29. Purdue's Sandi Marcius, Travis Carroll and Jacob Lawson combined for three rebounds in the game.

The Boilermakers have won 22 consecutive games at Mackey Arena.

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