St. Mary’s-Purdue Preview: Analysis, Prediction, Date and TV Tip Time, Point Spread, and Tickets

In this post, we preview the Midwest Region’s 7-10 matchup between the Gaels of St. Mary’s, who have a habit of over-achieving in the Tournament, and the 10th-seeded Boilermakers of Purdue who never lose in the first round but also never quite seem to go as far as they could.

Big Ten Player of the Year Power Rankings

Andy Bottoms breaks down the contenders for Big Ten Player of the Year at the halfway point of the season. It’s fair to say this list has some significant changes compared to what he would have put together prior to the season.

First Impressions of 2011-12 Big Ten Basketball

Since the Big Ten is Andy Bottoms’ first love, he is starting his look at the 2011-12 college basketball season in the midwest with an early look at how each Big Ten team is shaping up.

Matt Painter Update: Missouri/Purdue decision timetable, Nancy Cross apologizes, Rally fizzles, and Hummel’s future

It’s time for your daily update on all things Matt Painter. In today’s episode, we discuss: Painter’s decision timetable; an unexpected apology from Nancy Cross; the Purdue student “rally”; and what Robbie Hummel will do if his coach heads west.

For Purdue basketball, is it “Boiler Down” after disappointing end to 2011? Not This Year.

Jon Washburn analyzes Purdue’s 2010-11 team within the context of recent past champions to see just how much of a title contender they really were – and if it’s possible for a team that finished in such a disappointing way to actually be celebrated for overachieving, not underachieving.

Terrible, terrible news: Purdue’s Robbie Hummel tears ACL…again

Awful news out of West Lafayette today: Robbie Hummel suffered another season-ending injury, tearing the same ACL he tore last season.

Robbie Hummel Injury Disappointing Even to IU Fans

Purdue’s Robbie Hummel went down with a possible season-ending injury last night. With the Boilermakers in the midst of one of the greatest seasons in school history, not even an ardent IU fan can take any pleasure in the possibility of Hummel’s loss.

Crean v Painter I – What We Learned About Purdue’s Present and IU’s Future

Purdue beat Indiana 81-67 today in the first Big Ten meeting between Tom Crean and Matt Painter. Get a recap and the box score, plus five things we learned during today’s game, including why Verdell Jones proved that he is a solid building block for the future of Indiana basketball.

Big Ten Preseason Poll Released | Purdue First, Indiana Last

Purdue was picked first, and Indiana last, in the official sports writers Big Ten Preseason Poll.