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2016–17 Purdue Boilermakers men's basketball team

The 2016–17 Purdue Boilermakers men's basketball team represented Purdue University in the 2016–17 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. Their head coach was Matt Painter, in his 12th season with the Boilers. The team played their home games in Mackey Arena in West Lafayette, Indiana and were members of the Big Ten Conference. With their win over Indiana on February 28, 2017, Purdue clinched their first Big Ten Championship since 2009, 22nd overall.[1] With Wisconsin's loss on March 2, Purdue clinched an outright championship, their 23rd championship, the most in Big Ten history.[2] They finished the season 27–8, 14–4 in to win the Big Ten regular season championship. In the Big Ten Tournament, they lost in the quarterfinals to Michigan. They received an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament as the No. 4 seed in the Midwest Region where they beat Vermont and Iowa State to advance to the Sweet Sixteen. In their first trip to the Sweet Sixteen since 2010, they lost to No. 1-seeded and No. 3-ranked Kansas.

2016–17 Purdue Boilermakers men's basketball
Purdue Boilermakers logo.svg
Big Ten regular season champions
Cancún Challenge champions
NCAA Tournament, Sweet Sixteen
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 15
APNo. 15
2016–17 record27–8 (14–4 Big Ten)
Head coachMatt Painter (12th season)
Assistant coachJack Owens
Assistant coachBrandon Brantley
Assistant coachGreg Gary
CaptainSpike Albrecht
Home arenaMackey Arena
Seasons
2016–17 Big Ten Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 15 Purdue 14 4   .778     27 8   .771
No. 25 Wisconsin 12 6   .667     27 10   .730
Maryland 12 6   .667     24 9   .727
Minnesota 11 7   .611     24 10   .706
No. 23 Michigan 10 8   .556     26 12   .684
Northwestern 10 8   .556     24 12   .667
Michigan State 10 8   .556     20 15   .571
Iowa 10 8   .556     19 15   .559
Illinois 8 10   .444     20 15   .571
Ohio State 7 11   .389     17 15   .531
Indiana 7 11   .389     18 16   .529
Penn State 6 12   .333     15 18   .455
Nebraska 6 12   .333     12 19   .387
Rutgers 3 15   .167     15 18   .455
2017 Big Ten Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

Previous seasonEdit

The Boilermakers finished the 2015–16 season with a record of 26–9, 12–6 in Big Ten play to finish in a four-way tie for third place. As the No. 4 seed in the Big Ten Tournament, they defeated Illinois and Michigan to advance to the championship game. In the championship game, they lost to Michigan State. The Boilermakers received an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament where, as a No. 5 seed, they were upset by No. 12-seeded Little Rock in the First Round.

PreseasonEdit

Purdue was picked to finish second in the Big Ten in preseason polls by Sports Illustrated[3] and USA Today.[4] Caleb Swanigan was named to the preseason All-Big Ten team as voted by a panel of conference media.[5]

DeparturesEdit

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Johnny Hill 1 G 6'3" 180 RS Senior Glendale Heights, IL Graduated
Stephen Toyra 11 G 6'3" 180 Senior Lafayette, IN Walk-on; graduated
A. J. Hammons 20 C 7'0" 261 Senior Carmel, IN Graduated/2016 NBA draft
Kendall Stephens 21 G 6'6" 197 Junior St. Charles, IL Transferred to Nevada
Grant Weatherford 22 G 6'2" 215 Freshman Cicero, IN Transferred to Midland College
Raphael Davis 35 G 6'5" 217 Senior Fort Wayne, IN Graduated

Incoming transfersEdit

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Previous School
Spike Albrecht 55 G 5'11" 175 RS Senior Crown Point, IN Transferred from Michigan. Will be eligible to play immediately since Albrecht graduated from Michigan.

RosterEdit

2016–17 Purdue Boilermakers men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Previous school Hometown
G 2 Jon McKeeman (W) 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 190 lb (86 kg) RS Sr Carroll High School (IN) Fort Wayne, Indiana
G 3 Carsen Edwards 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Fr Atascocita High School Atascocita, Texas
G 11 P. J. Thompson 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Jr Brebeuf Jesuit Prep Indianapolis, Indiana
F 12 Vincent Edwards 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Jr Middletown High School (OH) Middletown, Ohio
G 14 Ryan Cline 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 195 lb (88 kg) So Carmel High School (IN) Carmel, Indiana
G 15 Tommy Luce (W) 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 150 lb (68 kg) Fr Jeffersonville High School Jeffersonville, Indiana
F 23 Jacquil Taylor 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 240 lb (109 kg) RS So Beaver Country Day School Cambridge, Massachusetts
F 24 Grady Eifert (W) 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 220 lb (100 kg) So Bishop Dwenger High School Fort Wayne, Indiana
G 31 Dakota Mathias 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Jr Elida High School Elida, Ohio
C 44 Isaac Haas 7 ft 2 in (2.18 m) 290 lb (132 kg) Jr Hokes Bluff High School Hokes Bluff, Alabama
F 50 Caleb Swanigan 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 250 lb (113 kg) So Homestead High School (IN) Fort Wayne, Indiana
G 55 Spike Albrecht (C) 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 180 lb (82 kg) RS Sr Michigan Crown Point, Indiana
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

Roster

Class of 2016 recruitsEdit

Carsen Edwards accepted Purdue's offer August 11, 2015. He knew other guards had official visits to the university scheduled, and wanted to accept his offer while he had the chance. He said, "If I were to wait and let them get there, I may miss a good opportunity, so I went ahead and took it."[6]

Matt Haarms had his first official visit to Purdue in September 2016. Haarms liked Purdue's history of developing centers and forwards, saying "some of the greatest big men are coming out of Purdue." He committed to Purdue in October 2016.[7]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Carsen Edwards
#16 PG
Humble, TX Atascocita High School 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Aug 11, 2015 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN:    ESPN grade: 82
Matt Haarms
PF
Amsterdam, Netherlands Sunrise Christian Academy 7 ft 3 in (2.21 m) 242 lb (110 kg) Oct 5, 2016 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN:    ESPN grade: 80
Overall recruiting rankings:   Rivals: 27
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

  • "2016 Purdue Signees". Rivals.com. Retrieved May 26, 2016.
  • "2016 Purdue Signees". Scout.com. Retrieved May 26, 2016.
  • "2016 Purdue Signees". ESPN.com. Retrieved May 26, 2016.
  • "Scout.com Team Recruiting Rankings". Scout.com. Retrieved May 26, 2016.
  • "2016 Team Ranking". Rivals.com. Retrieved May 26, 2016.

Class of 2017 recruitsEdit

Schedule and resultsEdit

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record High points High rebounds High assists Site (attendance)
city, state
Spanish exhibition tour[8]
Aug 10, 2016*
2:00 pm
at Eurocolegio Casvi W 80–71 
 22  Swanigan   11  Swanigan   5  Tied  Real Canoe NC 
Madrid, Spain
Aug 11, 2016*
11:30 am
at Albacete Basket (LEB Plata) W 88–67 
 16  Swanigan   9  Swanigan   6  Edwards  Pabellón del Parque 
Albacete, Spain
Aug 14, 2015*
8:00 pm
at Barcelona All-Stars W 96–72 
 25  Edwards   11  Swanigan   4  Tied   
Barcelona, Spain
Aug 15, 2015*
8:00 pm
at Europe Basketball Academy W 117–66 
 19  Thompson   12  Swanigan   7  Mathias   
Barcelona, Spain
Exhibition
Nov 1, 2016*
7:00 pm, BTN+
No. 15 Southern Indiana W 85–63 
 25  Haas   9  Swanigan   7  Swanigan  Mackey Arena (12,190)
West Lafayette, IN
Non-conference regular season
Nov 11, 2016*
7:00 pm, ESPN3
No. 15 McNeese State W 109–65  1–0
 23  Swanigan   20  Swanigan   6  Swanigan  Mackey Arena (13,523)
West Lafayette, IN
Nov 14, 2016*
7:00 pm, BTN
No. 15 No. 3 Villanova
Gavitt Tipoff Games
L 76–79  1–1
 22  Haas   8  Swanigan   8  Edwards  Mackey Arena (14,804)
West Lafayette, IN
Nov 18, 2016*
7:00 pm, BTN
No. 15 Georgia State
Cancún Challenge
W 64–56  2–1
 19  Swanigan   11  Swanigan   4  Mathias  Mackey Arena (14,302)
West Lafayette, IN
Nov 22, 2016*
8:30 pm, CBSSN
No. 17 vs. Utah State
Cancún Challenge semifinals
W 85–64  3–1
 26  Haas   10  Swanigan   4  Tied  Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya (1,610)
Cancún, Mexico
Nov 23, 2016*
8:30 pm, CBSSN
No. 17 vs. Auburn
Cancún Challenge championship
W 96–71  4–1
 21  Edwards   10  Tied   7  Mathias  Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya (1,610)
Cancún, Mexico
Nov 26, 2016*
3:30 pm, ESPN3
No. 17 NJIT W 79–68  5–1
 22  Swanigan   13  Swanigan   5  Edwards  Mackey Arena (10,479)
West Lafayette, IN
Nov 30, 2016*
7:00 pm, ESPN
No. 15 at No. 14 Louisville
ACC–Big Ten Challenge
L 64–71  5–2
 14  Swanigan   11  Swanigan   4  Mathias  KFC Yum! Center (21,841)
Louisville, KY
Dec 3, 2016*
2:00 pm, ESPN3
No. 15 Morehead State W 90–56  6–2
 16  C. Edwards   9  Swanigan   8  V. Edwards  Mackey Arena (13,611)
West Lafayette, IN
Dec 6, 2016*
7:00 pm, ESPN
No. 18 vs. Arizona State
Jimmy V Classic
W 97–64  7–2
 16  Tied   10  Swanigan   7  Thompson  Madison Square Garden (15,294)
New York City, NY
Dec 10, 2016*
12:00 pm, ESPN3
No. 18 Cleveland State W 77–53  8–2
 14  Haas   10  Swanigan   7  Mathias  Mackey Arena (14,283)
West Lafayette, IN
Dec 17, 2016*
2:00 pm, ESPN2
No. 15 vs. No. 21 Notre Dame
Crossroads Classic
W 86–81  9–2
 26  Swanigan   10  Tied   6  Thompson  Bankers Life Fieldhouse 
Indianapolis, IN
Dec 19, 2016*
6:00 pm, BTN
No. 15 Western Illinois W 82–50  10–2
 21  Swanigan   21  Swanigan   6  V. Edwards  Mackey Arena (10,846)
West Lafayette, IN
Dec 21, 2016*
7:00 pm, BTN+
No. 15 Norfolk State W 91–45  11–2
 32  Swanigan   20  Swanigan   7  Thompson  Mackey Arena (11,376)
West Lafayette, IN
Big Ten regular season
Dec 28, 2016
8:30 pm, BTN
No. 15 Iowa W 89–67  12–2
(1–0)
 19  C. Edwards   10  Swanigan   6  Thompson  Mackey Arena (14,804)
West Lafayette, IN
Jan 1, 2017
4:30 pm, BTN
No. 15 Minnesota L 82–91 OT 12–3
(1–1)
 28  Swanigan   22  Swanigan   10  Mathias  Mackey Arena (14,428)
West Lafayette, IN
Jan 5, 2017
7:00 pm, ESPN
No. 20 at Ohio State W 76–75  13–3
(2–1)
 16  Tied   11  Swanigan   4  Tied  Value City Arena (13,221)
Columbus, OH
Jan 8, 2017
4:30 pm, CBS
No. 20 No. 13 Wisconsin W 66–55  14–3
(3–1)
 18  Swanigan   13  Swanigan   7  Mathias  Mackey Arena (14,804)
West Lafayette, IN
Jan 12, 2017
9:00 pm, BTN
No. 17 at Iowa L 78–83  14–4
(3–2)
 17  Swanigan   8  Swanigan   4  Tied  Carver–Hawkeye Arena (10,752)
Iowa City, IA
Jan 17, 2017
7:00 pm, BTN
No. 21 Illinois W 91–68  15–4
(4–2)
 22  Swanigan   10  Swanigan   6  Mathias  Mackey Arena (13,920)
West Lafayette, IN
Jan 21, 2017
12:00 pm, BTN
No. 21 Penn State W 77–52  16–4
(5–2)
 19  Swanigan   12  Swanigan   4  3 tied  Mackey Arena (14,804)
West Lafayette, IN
Jan 24, 2017
7:00 pm, ESPN2
No. 20 at Michigan State W 84–73  17–4
(6–2)
 25  Swanigan   17  Swanigan   4  V. Edwards  Breslin Center (14,797)
East Lansing, MI
Jan 29, 2017
4:30 pm, BTN
No. 20 at Nebraska L 80–83  17–5
(6–3)
 19  Mathias   14  Swanigan   6  Tied  Pinnacle Bank Arena (15,715)
Lincoln, NE
Feb 1, 2017
8:30 pm, BTN
No. 23 No. 25 Northwestern W 80–59  18–5
(7–3)
 24  Swanigan   16  Swanigan   6  Cline  Mackey Arena (14,804)
West Lafayette, IN
Feb 4, 2017
12:00 pm, ESPN
No. 23 at No. 17 Maryland W 73–72  19–5
(8–3)
 26  Swanigan   10  Swanigan   4  Haas  Xfinity Center (17,950)
College Park, MD
Feb 9, 2017
7:00 pm, ESPN2
No. 16 at Indiana
Rivalry/Crimson and Gold Cup
W 69–64  20–5
(9–3)
 26  V. Edwards   14  Swanigan   4  C. Edwards  Assembly Hall (17,222)
Bloomington, IN
Feb 14, 2017
7:00 pm, BTN
No. 16 Rutgers W 74–55  21–5
(10–3)
 24  Haas   17  Swanigan   4  Thompson  Mackey Arena (14,534)
West Lafayette, IN
Feb 18, 2017
4:00 pm, ESPN
No. 16 Michigan State W 80–63  22–5
(11–3)
 24  Swanigan   15  Swanigan   5  Swanigan  Mackey Arena (14,804)
West Lafayette, IN
Feb 21, 2017
6:00 pm, BTN
No. 14 at Penn State W 74–70 OT 23–5
(12–3)
 14  V. Edwards   9  Swanigan   4  Swanigan  Bryce Jordan Center (7,505)
University Park, PA
Feb 25, 2017
4:00 pm, ESPN2
No. 14 at Michigan L 70–82  23–6
(12–4)
 18  Tied   6  Haas   3  V. Edwards  Crisler Center (12,707)
Ann Arbor, MI
Feb 28, 2017
7:00 pm, ESPN2
No. 16 Indiana
Rivalry/Crimson and Gold Cup
W 86–75  24–6
(13–4)
 21  Swanigan   10  Swanigan   7  V. Edwards  Mackey Arena (14,804)
West Lafayette, IN
Mar 5, 2017
4:30 pm, CBS
No. 16 at Northwestern W 69–65  25–6
(14–4)
 25  V. Edwards   14  Swanigan   5  V. Edwards  Welsh-Ryan Arena (8,117)
Evanston, IL
Big Ten Tournament
Mar 10, 2017
12:00 pm, ESPN
(1) No. 13 vs. (8) Michigan
Quarterfinals
L 70–74 OT 25–7
 17  Haas   13  Swanigan   5  Swanigan  Verizon Center (12,334)
Washington, D.C.
NCAA Tournament
Mar 16, 2017
7:27 pm, truTV
(4 MW) No. 15 vs. (13 MW) Vermont
First Round
W 80–70  26–7
 21  Edwards   14  Swanigan   6  Mathias  BMO Harris Bradley Center (18,025)
Milwaukee, WI
March 18, 2017
9:45 pm, TBS
(4 MW) No. 15 vs. (5 MW) No. 17 Iowa State
Second Round
W 80–76  27–7
 21  Edwards   12  Swanigan   7  Swanigan  BMO Harris Bradley Center (18,045)
Milwaukee, WI
March 23, 2017*
8:29 pm, CBS
(4 MW) No. 15 vs. (1 MW) No. 3 Kansas
Sweet Sixteen
L 66–98  27–8
 18  Swanigan   7  Swanigan   7  Mathias  Sprint Center (18,475)
Kansas City, MO
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses. MW=Midwest Region.
All times are in Eastern Time.

RankingsEdit

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Final 
AP 15 15 17 15 18 15 15 15 20 17 21 20 23 16 16 14 16 13 15 Not released 
Coaches 15 15 19 16 19 16 15 15 20 19 22 20 24 18 16 14 16 12 15 15

*AP does not release post-NCAA tournament rankings

Awards and honorsEdit

Caleb SwaniganEdit

  • Big Ten Player of the Year (media and coaches) (unanimous selection)[9]
  • All-Big Ten First Team (media and coaches) (unanimous selection)[9]
  • AP Big Ten Player of the year (unanimous selection)[10]
  • AP All-Big Ten First Team (unanimous selection)[10]

Dakota MathiasEdit

  • All-Big Ten Honorable Mention (coaches and media)[9]
  • All-Big Ten Defensive Team[9]

Vincent EdwardsEdit

  • All-Big Ten Third Team (media)[9]
  • All-Big Ten Honorable Mention (coaches)[9]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Indiana vs. Purdue - Game Recap - February 28, 2017 - ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2017-03-03.
  2. ^ "Purdue Men's Basketball Clinches Outright Big Ten Championship". Archived from the original on 2017-03-20. Retrieved 2017-03-03.
  3. ^ Winn, Luke. "Wisconsin's experience makes it a Big Ten favorite". SI.com. Retrieved 2017-02-10.
  4. ^ "Big Ten Conference college basketball season preview for 2016-17". USA TODAY. Retrieved 2017-02-10.
  5. ^ "Big Ten Men's Basketball Preseason Honors Announced". Archived from the original on 2016-10-14. Retrieved 2017-02-10.
  6. ^ Baird, Nathan (August 15, 2015). "Carsen Edwards on why he picked Purdue". Journal and Courier. Retrieved October 11, 2017.
  7. ^ Baird, Nathan (October 5, 2016). "7-2 center Matt Haarms commits to Purdue". Indy Star. Retrieved October 11, 2017.
  8. ^ http://www.purduesports.com/sports/m-baskbl/pur-Espana.html
  9. ^ a b c d e f http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/big10/sports/m-baskbl/auto_pdf/2016-17/misc_non_event/2016-17_All_Big_Ten_Honors.pdf
  10. ^ a b Olson, Eric. "Purdue's Caleb Swanigan named AP Big Ten player of the year". chicagotribune.com. Retrieved 2017-03-07.