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Rutgers forward Akwasi Yeboah (1) shoots in front of Purdue forward Trevion Williams (50) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in West Lafayette, Ind., Saturday, March 7, 2020. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Baker, Harper rally Rutgers past Purdue 71-68 in OT

Mar. 7, 2020 6:11 PM EST

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Rutgers guard Geo Baker was just doing what his team expected. “It's not even really putting the team on my back,” Baker said. “Everyone has a role on this team and my role is to get the ball at the end of the game and make a play. I'm very comfortable in...

Purdue guard Nojel Eastern drives past Iowa center Luka Garza, left, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, March 3, 2020, in Iowa City, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Hunter Jr helps Purdue beat No. 18 Iowa 77-68

Mar. 4, 2020 12:40 AM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Purdue handed No. 18 Iowa its worst loss of the season last month. The Boilermakers used the same plan again in beating the Hawkeyes, 77-68, on Tuesday night. Their offense wasn’t as powerful, but their defense made the biggest impact. Purdue (16-14, 9-10 Big Ten) used a...

Indiana forward Joey Brunk (50) shoots at the basket as Purdue forward Trevion Williams (50) tries to block his shot during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020, in West Lafayette, Ind. (AP Photo/Doug McSchooler)

Purdue snaps 4-game losing streak by beating Indiana 57-49

Feb. 27, 2020 10:57 PM EST

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Coach Matt Painter appreciated Purdue's defensive effort Thursday. Indiana's poor shooting made it look even better. On a night Trevion Williams scored 19 points and Eric Hunter Jr. added 17, the Boilermakers managed to bear down and hold on for a critical 57-49 victory over the...

Michigan guard Franz Wagner (21) dribbles against Purdue forward Evan Boudreaux (12) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, in West Lafayette, Ind. (Nikos Frazier/Journal & Courier via AP)

Michigan extends winning streak with rare victory at Purdue

Feb. 22, 2020 6:11 PM EST

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Michigan freshman Franz Wagner made everything look easy Saturday. Everybody else struggled to find their shooting touch. Wagner scored a season-high 22 points and Isaiah Livers added 19 to help the Wolverines earn their fifth straight victory, 71-63 at Purdue. “My shot...

Purdue center Matt Haarms (32) blocks the shot of Penn State forward John Harrar (21) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in West Lafayette, Ind., Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

No. 13 Penn State relies on 3-point flurry to win at Purdue

Feb. 11, 2020 9:58 PM EST

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Seth Lundy delivered a flurry of first-half scoring punches. Mike Watkins capitalized with a quick second-half knockout blow. Watkins matched a season high with 19 points, Lundy added a career-high 18 and No. 13 Penn State pulled away with a rare 88-76 victory at Purdue Tuesday...

Indiana forward Justin Smith (3) makes contact with Purdue guard Nojel Eastern (20) as he drives the ball towards the basket during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020, in Bloomington, Ind. (AP Photo/Doug McSchooler)

Boilermakers deliver winning road show at Indiana, 74-62

Feb. 8, 2020 6:57 PM EST

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Purdue finally figured out how to put together an impressive road show. Just make shots. Eric Hunter Jr. scored 12 points, Aaron Wheeler added 11 and Wheeler and Isaiah Thompson didn't miss a 3-pointer Saturday to send the Boilermakers past Indiana 74-62. “Ïsaiah and...