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12:43 pm
Tue March 31, 2015

Purdue Diver Says NCAA Titles Just A Step Toward His Ultimate Goal

Purdue freshman Steele Johnson won titles in the ten-meter platform and one-meter springboard events at the NCAA Championships in Iowa City last week.
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A Purdue freshman is back on campus after claiming two national titles in diving.

Steele Johnson came in first in the ten-meter platform and one-meter springboard events at the NCAA Championships in Iowa City last week.

He is the first men’s diver to win NCAA titles in both springboard & platform in the same year since Purdue alumnus David Boudia in 2009.

Johnson says it’s just a step on the way to his bigger, international goals.

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5:55 am
Fri March 20, 2015

Purdue Wastes Late Chances, Loses Overtime Heartbreaker 66-65 In NCAA Tourney

Purdue's Rapheal Davis shoots a three-pointer in the first half Thursday against Cincinnati.
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Cincinnati's Octavius Ellis was in tears when he left the court with 16 minutes left to play in his team's opening-round game with Purdue Thursday night.

The Bearcats star center had just been assessed a flagrant-2 foul and been ejected for throwing an elbow to the jaw of Purdue center A.J. Hammons. He clearly thought he might have cost his team a chance to win.

But though Ellis had injured his team's odds, it was a Purdue team that struggled all year to finish games that couldn't deliver a knockout punch.

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9:21 pm
Wed March 18, 2015

Cincinnati Hopes To Run Past Purdue In NCAA Tournament Thursday

(from left) Rapheal Davis, A.J. Hammons and Dakota Mathias run a fast break drill in Purdue's open practice Wednesday.
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University of Cincinnati players say they hope to speed up the tempo of Thursday’s NCAA tournament game with Purdue when the Bearcats are on offense and slow it down when Purdue has the ball.

Cincinnati allows an average of just 55 points per game this season, good for sixth-best in Division I. Senior forward Jermaine Sanders says he thinks if his team can run, they have the edge.

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9:24 pm
Sun March 15, 2015

Boiler Men's Basketball Focusing On Its Inconsistent Offense, Cincy's Tough Defense

Purdue will need consistent inside and outside scoring to defeat a skilled Bearcat defense.
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After learning they’d received a number nine seed in the NCAA basketball tournament, members of the Purdue men’s basketball team were variously relieved and concerned about their past struggles.

Forward Rapheal Davis said he was looking forward to watching film of the Boilermakers' opening round opponent, Cincinnati, but noted that most every pundit had written the team off in the preseason and as recently as a couple months ago.

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6:05 pm
Sun March 15, 2015

Purdue Men Begin NCAA Tournament Play Thursday

A.J. Hammons throws down a slam dunk in the second half February 26 against Rutgers.
Credit Stan Jastrzebski / WBAA News

For the first time since 2012, the Purdue men's basketball team is headed to the NCAA Tournament.

The Boilermakers are the #9 seed in the Midwest Region. They will play #8 Cincinnati Thursday in Louisville, Kentucky.

The winner will likely face the University of Kentucky Saturday. The #1 seed, undefeated Wildcats will take on the winner of a play-in game between Manhattan and Hampton Thursday.

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