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7:04 pm
Sat March 7, 2015

Despite A Lackluster First Half, Purdue Men Defeat Illinois To Win #20

Purdue picked up its 20th win of the year Sunday.
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Knowing the importance of winning its final regular season game against Illinois Sunday, Purdue's men's basketball team played perhaps its worst opening 15 minutes of any game this year.

With the Illini's best player, Rayvonte Rice, scoring seemingly at will against the man-to-man defense played by Dakota Mathias, the visitors built a 13-point lead and held the Boilermakers to just ten points through the first 15 minutes.

But changes made in the last five minutes of the half turned the game around.

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11:20 pm
Thu February 26, 2015

Scores Of Fouls Bog Down Boilers' Victory Over Rutgers

A.J. Hammons throws down a slam dunk in the second half Thursday against Rutgers.
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Little seemed to worry Purdue coach Matt Painter Thursday.

He didn't look bothered that starting forward Vince Edwards was on the bench in street clothes nursing concussion-like symptoms.

Nor did he appear to fret when, just six minutes into the foul-fest that was Thursday's game, starting center A.J. Hammons picked up his second personal and headed back to the bench.

And, as it turned out, Painter had little to fret over in a 92-85 win against the Big Ten Conference's worst team -- except perhaps those fouls and the sloppiness they wrought.

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5:38 pm
Sun February 8, 2015

Boilers Unable To Capitalize On Runs, Lose Fourth Straight

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The Purdue Women’s basketball team jumped out to a seven-point lead twice today against Penn State at Mackey Arena.

But continued struggles with free throws and layups let the Lady Lions back into the game both times, with Penn State eventually winning 54-50.

It was the fourth straight loss for the Boilermakers and the first road win of the season for Penn State.

Purdue head coach Sharon Versyp says she liked her team’s defensive effort today, but says the offensive effort was lacking.

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2:54 pm
Fri February 6, 2015

Off The Field With Morgan Burke: February 6

Purdue's athletics director says he doesn't think a little autonomy for big schools will lead to them splitting from the NCAA.
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We know about college athletes because of their performance in the athletic arena. But what’s the life of a Division I athlete like when they’re not in competition?

This week on WBAA’s Off The Field With Morgan Burke, we ask what sorts of accommodations are made for athletes – both in their classes and with their coaches. Can athletes participate in the college experience as fully as most students?

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10:40 pm
Wed February 4, 2015

Boilers Bounce The Buckeyes, Win Third Straight Against A Top 25 Opponent

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A six-game losing streak to Ohio State came to an end last night for the Purdue men’s basketball team.

The Boilermakers beat the 20th-ranked Buckeyes 60-58 at Mackey Arena to extend their winning streak to four games, including three against Top 25 teams.

Purdue led by nine with 2:16 to play, but allowed one last Ohio State rally.

A three-point basket by Buckeye leading scorer D'Angelo Russell with 31.2 seconds left cut Purdue’s lead to 58-56.

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