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Posted on December 19th, 2023 in 2023 Indy Classic by Malcolm Moran

By Madie Chandler | @madie_chandler Sports Capital Journalism Program INDIANAPOLIS — Braden Smith and Fletcher Loyer arrived at Purdue University in September, 2022 to find themselves inside a crater-sized roster hole with shovels and instructions to start digging. The departure of All-American guard Jaden Ivey to the National Basketball Association left a sizeable gap in …

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Posted on April 2nd, 2023 in 2023 NCAA Men's Final Four by Malcolm Moran

By Daniel Marco | @DanielMarco1995 Sports Capital Journalism Program HOUSTON — Purdue junior center Zach Edey has been named the winner of the 2023 Oscar Robertson Trophy as the National Player of the Year, as voted on by the U.S. Basketball Writers Association. Edey, an imposing 7-foot 4-inch, 295-pound big man from Toronto, Canada, averaged …

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Posted on March 14th, 2022 in 2022 Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament by Malcolm Moran

By Michael Hemmerle | @MichaelHemmerle Sports Capital Journalism Program INDIANAPOLIS – He had entered the game in the first half, part of a flurry of Iowa substitutions that made freshman Payton Sandfort easy to miss. He had averaged 5.0 points in his freshman season and went scoreless in 10 games. Sandfort had double-figure games against …

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Posted on March 13th, 2022 in 2022 Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament by Malcolm Moran

By Seth Hine Sports Capital Journalism Program INDIANAPOLIS – Third-seeded Purdue advanced to its fifth title game in the Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament with a 75-70 victory over Michigan State at Gainbridge Fieldhouse on Saturday. Purdue (27-6) will face Iowa in the first championship meeting between the two schools in tournament history. Five Purdue …

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Posted on March 13th, 2016 in 2016 Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament, Student Work by fgogola

By Jennifer Brugh | @JenniferRBrugh Sports Capital Journalism Program INDIANAPOLIS – Purdue’s five-game winning streak ended suddenly when the Boilermakers lost to Michigan State, 66-62, in the 2016 Big Ten Championship game. The noise from the Boilermaker fans in Bankers Life Fieldhouse was overwhelming at times during a second-half comeback, but the Boilermakers fell short …

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