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N. Dakota advances to Summit final after 73-56 win

Mar. 10, 2020 12:12 AM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Kienan Walter scored 20 points with nine rebounds and sixth-seeded North Dakota beat No. 7 Purdue Fort Wayne 73-56 in Monday night's Summit League Conference tournament semifinal. The Fighting Hawks (15-17) face No. 1 North Dakota State in Tuesday's championship game. Marlon...

Purdue Fort Wayne upsets South Dakota St. in Summit tourney

Mar. 8, 2020 12:19 AM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Matt Holba scored 21 points and No. 7 seed Purdue Fort Wayne upset second-seeded South Dakota State 77-74 on Saturday night in a Summit League tournament quarterfinal. Purdue Fort Wayne (14-18) will play Sunday's South Dakota-North Dakota winner in a semifinal on Monday night....

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...

Oral Roberts holds off Purdue-Fort Wayne in finale, 72-66

Feb. 29, 2020 11:22 PM EST

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Max Abmas scored 23 points and Oral Roberts held off Purdue-Fort Wayne, 72-66 in the regular season finale on Saturday night. Oral Roberts won its fifth straight home win and clinched the No. 4 seed into the Summit League tournament, which will be held March 7-10 in Sioux Falls, S.D....

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...

Billups sparks Purdue Fort Wayne past Denver 58-51

Feb. 26, 2020 10:28 PM EST

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — Freshman Deonte Billups scored a career-high 21 points and grabbed nine rebounds, sparking Purdue Fort Wayne to a 58-51 victory over Denver on Wednesday night. Billups knocked down 7 of 13 shots from the floor and 6 of 8 from the free-throw line for the Mastodons (13-17, 6-9 Summit...

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...

Akinwole's late shot gets Omaha past Purdue Fort Wayne 61-59

Feb. 20, 2020 9:52 PM EST

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — Ayo Akinwole made a layup with 3.4 seconds left and Nebraska Omaha held off Purdue Fort Wayne's late surge for a 61-59 victory on Thursday night. Purdue Fort Wayne's Jarred Godfrey scored five points and Marcus DeBerry added a jumper as part of a 7-0 surge that tied the game 59-59...

Purdue head coach Matt Painter yells to his team during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against against Wisconsin Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020, in Madison, Wis. Wisconsin won 69-65. (AP Photo/Andy Manis)

Ford's career-high 19 points paces Wisconsin over Purdue

Feb. 18, 2020 10:12 PM EST

MADISON, Wisc. (AP) — Wisconsin built its lead over Purdue behind the 3-point arc. The Badgers secured the win at the free throw line. Aleem Ford scored a career-high 19 points on Wednesday and the Badgers hit eight straight free throws with less than 30 seconds left to hold off a late charge from Purdue...