Edwards leads Purdue to rout of reigning champ Villanova
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Purdue's Carsen Edwards says he was getting tired of answering questions about his shooting slump.
The Boilermakers' junior star had all the answers Saturday night. He...
Edwards scores 23, No. 14 Purdue shakes off Illinois 73-56
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — As long as Purdue kept winning, Carsen Edwards was adamant that his poor shooting performances didn't matter.
Indiana AD calls students’ profane chant ‘embarrassing’
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Indiana athletic director Fred Glass called the profane chant directed at Purdue center Matt Haarms during Tuesday night's game "embarrassing."
Haarms’ late tip-in sends No. 15 Purdue past Indiana 48-46
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Matt Haarms used the cascading boos and profane chants as motivation Tuesday night.
And when he was called for a double-foul in the first half and a technical foul...
Edwards, Haarms team up to lead No. 12 Purdue past Penn St.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Matt Haarms gave No. 12 Purdue a boost of energy. Carsen Edwards added the scoring punch.
Together, they were a knockout combination.
Edwards scored 15 of his 21 points in the second half Saturday and Haarms celebrated his return to the starting lineup with a career-high 18 to lead the Boilermakers past pesky Penn State, 76-64.
Edwards scores 17 to lead No. 17 Purdue over Minnesota 73-63
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Carsen Edwards found his shot just in time.
The Purdue guard scored 15 of his 17 points in the second half to lead the No. 17 Boilermakers to a 73-63 victory over Minnesota on Sunday.
Eastern, Edwards lead Purdue past No. 25 Indiana 70-55
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Nojel Eastern delivered at both ends of the court, much to the delight of the Purdue fans at Mackey Arena.
Eastern had 10 points, 10 rebounds and stopped star freshman guard Romeo Langford, leading the Boilermakers past No. 25 Indiana 70-55 Saturday.
Carsen Edwards scored 20 points as the Boilermakers (12-6, 5-2 Big Ten) beat their in-state rivals for the fourth straight time.
Edwards scores 21 to lead Purdue over No. 25 Iowa, 86-70
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — There's no place like home for the Purdue Boilermakers.
Carsen Edwards scored 16 of his 21 points in the first half and Purdue beat 25th-ranked Iowa 86-70 on Thursday night to snap the Hawkeyes' five-game winning streak.
Purdue is winless on the road so far, but everything came together at Mackey Arena once again as the Boilermakers won their seventh straight home game this season and ninth in a row dating back to 2017-18.
Purdue defense clamps down on Belmont in 73-62 victory
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Purdue coach Matt Painter is finally starting to see his team play the way he envisioned.
Carsen Edwards pours in points, the Boilermakers supporting cast continues to get stronger and the defense is improving.
It was a devastating combination Saturday. Edwards scored 24 points, Matt Haarms had 12 with his best offensive output in more than a month and the Boilermakers stymied one of the nation's highest-scoring teams with a 73-62 victory over Belmont.
Edwards’ late flurry leads Purdue past No. 23 Maryland 62-60
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Purdue guard Carsen Edwards always finds ways to score.
Now the preseason All-American has started producing victories with a more well-rounded approach.
Edwards finished with 20 points despite an off-shooting night, and delivered the decisive final flurry with two perfect passes for easy baskets to help Purdue hold off No. 23 Maryland 62-60 on Thursday.
Edwards helps No. 24 Purdue hold off Ball State 84-75
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — One big second-half push by Purdue was enough.
Carsen Edwards scored 23 points on 8-for-22 shooting, and the 24th-ranked Boilermakers pulled away from Ball State for an 84-75 victory on Saturday night.
Edwards struggled with his shooting stroke at times but managed to contribute in a variety of ways. The junior guard had five rebounds, five assists and blocked a shot.
Purdue Preview Capsule
Last season: 30-7, lost to Texas Tech in regional semifinals of the NCAA Tournament.
Coach: Matt Painter
Conference: Big Ten
Who's gone: Forward Vince Edwards, center Isaac Haas, guard Dakota Mathias, guard P.J. Thompson.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Purdue forward Jacquil Taylor plans to transfer after he earns his degree in May.
Coach Matt Painter made the announcement Wednesday.
The 6-foot-10 junior will be eligible to play next season and could be granted a second year of eligibility.
Taylor fought injuries throughout his career with the Boilermakers and backed up big men such as Isaac Haas, Matt Haarms and Caleb Swanigan.
Texas Tech looks for 1st Elite 8 berth vs. Purdue
BOSTON (AP) — No. 3 seed Texas Tech (26-9) vs. No. 2 seed Purdue (30-6)
Third round, East Region; Boston; Friday at 9:57 p.m. EDT.
BOTTOM LINE: The Boilermakers are back in the Sweet 16 for the second straight season, and they're looking for their first Elite Eight berth since 2000. The Red Raiders are in the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2005 and are hoping to make it to the Elite Eight for the first time in program history.
No. 2 Purdue, without Isaac Haas, outlasts No. 10 Butler in Indiana rivalry game
No. 2 Purdue became the latest team to advance to the Sweet 16 when the Boilermakers topped No. 10 Butler 76-73 Sunday afternoon in Detroit.
Purdue lost one of its top scorers and rebounders, senior center Isaac Haas, when he fractured his elbow in the first round. It was originally reported that he would be unavailable for the rest of the tournament. However, Haas warmed up with the team and reportedly attempted to play:
Weekend visit to Purdue could show if Nebraska is for real
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Twin towers stand tall as No. 13 Purdue routs Rutgers 82-51
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Purdue coach Matt Painter first started using his two 7-foot centers together as an experiment.
On Wednesday night, he went with them out of necessity. If Isaac Haas and Matt Haarms continue playing this well in tandem, they could become a big staple for the defending Big Ten champions.
Haas scored 14 points and Harams grabbed six rebounds and blocked three shots, leading the 13th-ranked Boilermakers to an 82-51 rout over Rutgers for their 10th straight win.
No. 20 Purdue crushes Cougars by 41
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — No. 20 Purdue got 15 first-half points from Dakota Mathias and ran away to a 115-74 season-opening victory over Southern Illinois-Edwarsville on Friday night.
Purdue (1-0) has won its last four season openers by 40, 41, 44 and 41 points.
The Boilermakers, who have appeared in 39 consecutive AP Top 25 polls, shot 59.3 percent in the first half (16 of 27) and used a 17-4 run to erase an early 10-5 deficit.