Crown Point grad Sasha Stefanovic scored 22 points, including a go-ahead 3 at the start of double overtime to lead the fourth-ranked Boilermakers to a key road Big Ten victory.
“As long as there is time on the clock, we are always going to be in the game. The people in that locker room will not quit.”
Trevion Williams, coming off the bench for the first time in five games, scored 21 points including the final go-ahead basket.
Hummel played over 26 minutes in the win, and he was one of five players in double figures.
Spike Albrecht's path back to Purdue has taken some turns. His role as graduate assistant will be a seamless transition from working with kids in the Region to Boilermakers from the Region.
Jaden Ivey had a big moment in his freshman season at Purdue and his mom, Niele Ivey, was in the stands on a day off during her first year as Notre Dame's head coach.
INDIANAPOLIS — Tony Hinkle and John Wooden created coaching manuals that were passed down for generations. Bob Knight and Gene Keady added new chapters in the 1970s and 1980s.
WEST LAFAYETTE — Zach Edey got a crash course in the Indiana-Purdue rivalry when he was held scoreless in January.
“I felt like all those shots were in rhythm,” said Ivey, a La Lumiere product. “We were able to get some things, we still have to get better but those opportunities are going to come. We just have to keep playing like that.”
Purdue led 60-55 with 1:43 remaining before Darryl Morsell drilled a 3-pointer and Ayala finished up with three free throws.
“It’s a cool feeling to be a marked person and somebody (the defense) has to worry about, but personally nobody likes being a decoy."
The Purdue guard will miss a few games. Highland's Lucas Guerra earned a statewide award, the Cubs agreed to terms with a backup catcher and there is a new organization for unified sports in Indiana.
“I’m hitting this shot,” said Ivey, a La Lumiere product. “I knew I was in a slump, but I knew it was going in."
“You’re supposed to dislike each other," Stefanovic said Wednesday. “That’s just how it is and that's how it always will be. Fans or no fans, it doesn’t matter."
“He’s doing well, but the question is can he sustain it?” Painter said of Newman, a redshirt freshman and starter for the Boilermakers.
“We weren’t giving ourselves as many cracks at it because we kept turning the ball over,” Boilermakers coach Matt Painter said.
Purdue finished the game making 10 of 22 behind the 3-point arc — with three from Brandon Newman.
Sasha Stefanovic was 6-for-8 shooting including 5 for 7 from 3-point range.
“This was an amazing experience to come out here with these guys,” Helm said. “It meant a lot for my first game (with Valparaiso) to be against Sasha and Brandon.”
WEST LAFAYETTE — Region duo Brandon Newman and Sasha Stefanovic combined for 41 points, going 10 of 17 from 3-point range, and Purdue rolled to a 93-50 win over Oakland in its home opener on Tuesday.
Valparaiso is working to finalize its schedule, which is expected include a game against Purdue according to a source close to the program
Haarms was one of the top transfers after announcing he was leaving the Boilermakers after his junior season. He narrowed his choices to BYU, Kentucky and Texas Tech earlier this week.
Ronald Newman, 59, was one of the most decorated officers in the Chicago Police Department and served nearly 20 years on the city's south side.