Edey, No. 23 Purdue beat Indiana for 9th straight time
Purdue has won nine straight in the series, matching the second-longest streak in school history. The Boilermakers also won nine straight from 1929-35 when future coach John Wooden was playing, plus they won 12 straight from 1908-14. It quickly cut a 29-20 deficit to 35-31 early in the second half before the Boilermakers answered with eight straight points. Starting guard Armaan Franklin missed his fourth straight game (right foot). The Boilermakers won despite going 6 of 21 on 3s and having 15 turnovers.
No. 7 Michigan uses strong defense to rout Purdue 70-53
– Michigan coach Juwan Howard put the emphasis on defense from the first time his entire team practiced this season. On a night Isaiah Livers matched his season high with 22 points and Eli Brooks added 11, the seventh-ranked Wolverines used a staunch defense to pull away from Purdue 70-53. Purdue: While the Boilermakers had been the Big Ten's hottest team, they sputtered without Stefanovic. POLL IMPLICATIONSWith wins over Maryland and at Purdue this week, the Wolverines won't go anywhere but up in the Top 25. Purdue: Williams has 12 straight double-doubles.
Purdue routs No. 17 Iowa 104-68 in offensive outburst
Purdue center Matt Haarms (32) celebrates during the second half of the team's NCAA college basketball game against Iowa in West Lafayette, Ind., Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020. Purdue defeated Iowa 104-68. Evan Boudreaux scored a season-high 18 points to lead five Purdue players in double figures in a 104-68 rout of No. The Hawkeyes scored first on Luka Garza's basket, but then Purdue (13-10, 6-6 Big Ten) scored 17 straight points to lead for good. Purdue: Plays Indiana on the road Saturday, aiming for a sixth straight win in the rivalry.
Purdue defense bottles up No. 8 Spartans in 71-42 upset
“Probably the worst beating I’ve taken as a coach,” Michigan State coach Tom Izzo said. But Purdue bottled up Michigan State at every turn and eventually the Spartans buckled. Michigan State never recovered despite trimming the deficit to 37-20 at halftime and 39-27 early in the second half. The real danger is it could become a guide for how other opponents can beat Michigan State. Purdue: The Boilermakers' usually strong defense might have been at its best against the Spartans.
Stifling defense helps Purdue blow out No. 5 Virginia 69-40
(AP Photo/Michael Conroy)WEST LAFAYETTE, IN – Purdue coach Matt Painter packed his lineup with more scoring punch Wednesday night. 5 Virginia with a 69-40 rout in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. Purdue: The Boilermakers appear to be hitting their stride just in time for the start of conference play. ... Virginia had won seven straight road games dating to last season and their previous five in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. Purdue: The Boilermakers had lost five straight at Mackey Arena against top-five teams from other conferences.