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2017–18 Purdue Boilermakers men's basketball team

The 2017–18 Purdue Boilermakers men's basketball team represented Purdue University in the 2017–18 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. Their head coach was Matt Painter, in his 13th season with the Boilers. The team played their home games in Mackey Arena in West Lafayette, Indiana as members of the Big Ten Conference. The Boilermakers finished the season 30–7, 15–3 in Big Ten play to finish in a tie for second place. As the No. 3 seed in the Big Ten Tournament, they defeated Rutgers[1] and Penn State[2] before losing to Michigan in the championship game.[3][4] They received an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament as the No. 2 seed in the East region.[5][6] They defeated Cal State Fullerton in the First Round, but lost starting center Isaac Haas to a fractured elbow.[7][8][9] Without Haas, they defeated Butler in the Second Round[10][11] to advance to the Sweet Sixteen where they lost to No. 3 seed Texas Tech.[12]

2017–18 Purdue Boilermakers men's basketball
Purdue Boilermakers logo.svg
Summer Universiade Silver Medalists
NCAA Tournament, Sweet Sixteen
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 9
APNo. 11
2017–18 record30–7 (15–3 Big Ten)
Head coachMatt Painter (13th season)
Assistant coachBrandon Brantley
Assistant coachGreg Gary
Assistant coachSteve Lutz
Home stadiumMackey Arena
Seasons
2017–18 Big Ten Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 5 Michigan State 16 2   .889     30 5   .857
No. 11 Purdue 15 3   .833     30 7   .811
No. 17 Ohio State 15 3   .833     25 9   .735
No. 7 Michigan 13 5   .722     33 8   .805
Nebraska 13 5   .722     22 11   .667
Penn State 9 9   .500     26 13   .667
Indiana 9 9   .500     16 15   .516
Maryland 8 10   .444     19 13   .594
Wisconsin 7 11   .389     15 18   .455
Northwestern 6 12   .333     15 17   .469
Minnesota 4 14   .222     15 17   .469
Illinois 4 14   .222     14 18   .438
Iowa 4 14   .222     14 19   .424
Rutgers 3 15   .167     15 19   .441
2018 Big Ten Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

Previous seasonEdit

The Boilermakers finished the 2016–17 season 27–8, 14–4 to win the Big Ten regular season championship. In the Big Ten Tournament, they lost in the finals 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.

OffseasonEdit

DeparturesEdit

Big Ten Player of the Year Caleb Swanigan declared in April for the NBA draft, but did not immediately sign with an agent.[13] Isaac Haas and Vincent Edwards also declared for the draft, but also did not sign with an agent.[14] On May 16, 2017, Haas announced he would withdraw from the NBA Draft.[15] On May 24, Edwards announced he would return to school.[16] Also on May 24, Swanigan announced he would stay in the NBA Draft and not return to school.[17] On June 22, 2017, Swanigan was drafted in the first round (26th overall) by the Portland Trail Blazers.

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Jon McKeeman 2 G 6'1" 190 RS Senior Fort Wayne, IN Walk-on; graduated
Caleb Swanigan 50 F 6'9" 250 Sophomore Fort Wayne, IN Declared for 2017 NBA draft
Spike Albrecht 55 G 6'0" 180 RS Senior Crown Point, IN Completed athletic eligibility; graduated from Michigan in 2016

Incoming transfersEdit

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Previous School
Eden Ewing 5 PF 6'7" 215 Junior Richmond, TX Junior college transfer from Tyler Junior College.

Recruiting classesEdit

2017 recruiting classEdit

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Matt Haarms
PF
Amsterdam, Netherlands Sunrise Christian Academy 7 ft 3 in (2.21 m) 248 lb (112 kg) Oct 5, 2016 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN:    ESPN grade: 80
Aaron Wheeler
SF
Stamford, Connecticut Brewster Academy 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Oct 17, 2016 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN:    ESPN grade: 78
Nojel Eastern
PG
Evanston, Illinois Evanston Township High School 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Nov 16, 2016 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN:    ESPN grade: 83
Sasha Stefanovic
SG
Crown Point, Indiana Crown Point High School 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Feb 3, 2017 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPNN/A   ESPN grade: N/A
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:

  • "2017 Purdue Signees". Rivals.com. Retrieved May 26, 2016.
  • "2017 Purdue Signees". Scout.com. Retrieved May 26, 2016.
  • "2017 Purdue Signees". ESPN.com. Retrieved May 26, 2016.
  • "Scout.com Team Recruiting Rankings". Scout.com. Retrieved May 26, 2016.
  • "2017 Team Ranking". Rivals.com. Retrieved May 26, 2016.

2018 recruiting classEdit

World University GamesEdit

In August 2017, Purdue represented Team USA as the national team in the World University Games.[18] They played exhibition games against Team Canada before traveling to Taipei to participate in the Games. Each team was guaranteed to play at least eight games throughout the entire World University Games.[19] Purdue went 5–0 in pool play to advance to the medal round.[20] They defeated Team Israel in the quarterfinals[21] and defeated Team Serbia to advance to the Gold Medal Game against Team Lithuania.[22] In the Gold Medal Game, the Boilers were defeated by Team Lithuania 85–74.[23]

PreseasonEdit

In its preseason rankings, the Blue Ribbon yearbook ranked Purdue as No. 14 in the country.[24]

RosterEdit

2017–18 Purdue Boilermakers men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Previous school Hometown
F 1 Aaron Wheeler   6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Fr Brewster Academy Stamford, Connecticut
G 3 Carsen Edwards 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 190 lb (86 kg) So Atascocita High School Atascocita, Texas
G 11 P. J. Thompson 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Sr Brebeuf Jesuit Prep Indianapolis, Indiana
F 12 Vincent Edwards 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Sr Middletown High School Middletown, Ohio
G 14 Ryan Cline 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Jr Carmel High School Carmel, Indiana
G 15 Tommy Luce (W) 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 150 lb (68 kg) So Jeffersonville High School Jeffersonville, Indiana
G 20 Nojel Eastern 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Fr Evanston Township High School Evanston, Illinois
F 23 Jacquil Taylor 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 240 lb (109 kg) RS Jr Beaver Country Day School Cambridge, Massachusetts
F 24 Grady Eifert (W) 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Jr Bishop Dwenger High School Fort Wayne, Indiana
G 31 Dakota Mathias 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Sr Elida High School Elida, Ohio
F 32 Matt Haarms 7 ft 3 in (2.21 m) 250 lb (113 kg) RS Fr Sunrise Christian Academy Amsterdam, The Netherlands
C 44 Isaac Haas   7 ft 2 in (2.18 m) 290 lb (132 kg) Sr Hokes Bluff High School Hokes Bluff, Alabama
G 55 Sasha Stefanovic   6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Fr Crown Point High School Crown Point, Indiana
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

Roster

Schedule and resultsEdit

The 2018 Big Ten Tournament will be held at Madison Square Garden in New York City.[25] Due to the Big East's use of that venue for their conference tournament, the Big Ten Tournament will take place one week earlier than usual, ending the week before Selection Sunday.[26] This could result in teams having nearly two weeks off before the NCAA Tournament.[26]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record High points High rebounds High assists Site (attendance)
city, state
World University Games Exhibition
Aug 11, 2017*
7:00 pm, Facebook Live
vs. Team Canada W 94–86 
 20  Haas   11  Haas   4  Mathias  Carmel High School 
Carmel, IN
Aug 12, 2017*
4:00 pm
vs. Team Canada W 103–91 OT
 25  Edwards, V.   9  Haas   4  Tied  Crawley Athletic Center 
Lafayette, IN
World University Games
Aug 20, 2017*
5:30 AM
vs. Team Argentina
Pool play
W 89–76 
 17  Edwards, C.   9  Edwards, V.   4  Thompson  Taipei Arena (6,589)
Taipei, Taiwan
Aug 21, 2017*
3:00 AM
vs. Team United Arab Emirates
Pool play
W 127–53 
 20  Cline   11  Edwards, V.   9  Eastern  University of Taipei Gymnasium 
Taipei, Taiwan
Aug 23, 2017*
5:30 AM
vs. Team Czech Republic
Pool play
W 107–78 
 22  Edwards, V.   5  Tied   3  Tied  Taipei Arena 
Taipei, Taiwan
Aug 24, 2017*
3:00 AM
vs. Team Romania
Pool play
W 120–62 
 17  Stefanovic   8  Tied   3  Tied  Taipei Arena 
Taipei, Taiwan
Aug 25, 2017*
12:30 AM
vs. Team Estonia
Pool play
W 101–61 
 19  Edwards, V.   14  Taylor   7  Cline  Taipei Arena 
Taipei, Taiwan
Aug 27, 2017*
3:00 AM, CBSSN
vs. Team Israel
Quarterfinals
W 111–107 OT
 36  Edwards, C.   9  Edwards, V.   6  Edwards, V.  Taipei Arena 
Taipei, Taiwan
Aug 28, 2017*
12:30 AM
vs. Team Serbia
Semifinals
W 93–61 
 31  Edwards, V.   5  Tied   6  Edwards, C.  Taipei Arena 
Taipei, Taiwan
Aug 29, 2017*
8:00 AM
vs. Team Lithuania
Gold Medal Game
L 74–85 
 23  Edwards, C.   7  Taylor   4  Mathias  Taipei Arena 
Taipei, Taiwan
Exhibition
Oct 28, 2017*
3:00 pm
Indiana State
Hurricane Charity Exhibition
W 94–72 
 16  Tied   7  Edwards, V.   6  Edwards, V.  Mackey Arena (5,168)
West Lafayette, IN
Nov 1, 2017*
7:00 pm, BTN+
No. 20 Carroll (Montana) W 98–71 
 20  Edwards, V.   7  Eifert   6  Mathias  Mackey Arena (12,634)
West Lafayette, IN
Regular season
Nov 10, 2017*
8:00 pm, BTN+
No. 20 SIU Edwardsville W 105–74  1–0
 18  Mathias   7  Haas   8  Eastern  Mackey Arena (13,934)
West Lafayette, IN
Nov 12, 2017*
4:00 pm, BTN
No. 20 Chicago State W 111–42  2–0
 25  Edwards, C.   12  Edwards, V.   6  Mathias  Mackey Arena (13,509)
West Lafayette, IN
Nov 14, 2017*
8:30 pm, FS1
No. 19 at Marquette
Gavitt Tipoff Games
W 86–71  3–0
 22  Haas   8  V. Edwards   4  D. Mathias  BMO Harris Bradley Center (13,307)
Milwaukee, WI
Nov 18, 2017*
7:00 pm, BTN+
No. 19 Fairfield W 106–64  4–0
 23  Mathias   11  Edwards, V.   6  Edwards, C.  Mackey Arena (14,804)
West Lafayette, IN
Nov 22, 2017*
12:00 pm, ESPN2
No. 18 vs. Tennessee
Battle 4 Atlantis quarterfinals
L 75–78 OT 4–1
 21  Edwards, C.   13  Edwards, V.   5  Edwards, V.  Imperial Arena (1,306)
Nassau, Bahamas
Nov 23, 2017*
7:00 pm, ESPN3
No. 18 vs. Western Kentucky
Battle 4 Atlantis
L 73–77  4–2
 22  Haas   6  Tied   7  Mathias  Imperial Arena 
Nassau, Bahamas
Nov 24, 2017*
9:30 pm, ESPN3
No. 18 vs. No. 2 Arizona
Battle 4 Atlantis 7th place game
W 89–64  5–2
 24  Mathias   8  Edwards, V.   6  Mathias  Imperial Arena 
Nassau, Bahamas
Nov 28, 2017*
8:00 pm, ESPN
No. 17 Louisville
ACC–Big Ten Challenge
W 66–57  6–2
 15  Edwards, V.   7  Edwards, V.   2  3 Tied  Mackey Arena (14,804)
West Lafayette, IN
Dec 1, 2017
7:00 pm, BTN
at Maryland W 80–75  7–2
(1–0)
 21  Haas   11  Edwards, V.   9  Mathias  Xfinity Center (17,308)
College Park, MD
Dec 3, 2017
4:00 pm, BTN
Northwestern W 74–69  8–2
(2–0)
 26  Haas   9  Haas   5  Mathias  Mackey Arena (14,360)
West Lafayette, IN
Dec 7, 2017*
6:30 pm, FS1
No. 21 Valparaiso W 80–50  9–2
 15  Edwards, V.   9  Edwards, V.   3  Edwards, V.  Mackey Arena (14,232)
West Lafayette, IN
Dec 10, 2017*
7:00 pm, BTN
No. 21 IUPUI W 86–61  10–2
 27  Edwards, C.   12  Edwards, V.   6  Thompson  Mackey Arena (13,641)
West Lafayette, IN
Dec 16, 2017*
12:00 pm, FOX
No. 17 vs. Butler
Crossroads Classic
W 82–67  11–2
 18  Edwards, C.   6  Edwards, V.   5  Mathias  Bankers Life Fieldhouse 
Indianapolis, IN
Dec 21, 2017*
6:00 pm, BTN
No. 16 Tennessee State W 97–48  12–2
 26  Edwards   6  Haarms   10  Mathias  Mackey Arena (12,679)
West Lafayette, IN
Dec 30, 2017*
8:00 pm, BTN
No. 14 Lipscomb W 98–66  13–2
 23  Edwards, V.   15  Edwards, V.   4  Mathias  Mackey Arena (14,804)
West Lafayette, IN
Jan 3, 2018
7:00 pm, BTN
No. 13 Rutgers W 82–51  14–2
(3–0)
 14  Haas   6  3 tied   4  C. Edwards  Mackey Arena (13,449)
West Lafayette, IN
Jan 6, 2018
2:15 pm, BTN
No. 13 Nebraska W 74–62  15–2
(4–0)
 21  Edwards V.   10  Edwards V.   6  Edwards V.  Mackey Arena (14,804)
West Lafayette, IN
Jan 9, 2018
9:00 pm, ESPN
No. 5-t at Michigan W 70–69  16–2
(5–0)
 19  C. Edwards   6  Haas   5  V. Edwards  Crisler Arena (10,164)
Ann Arbor, MI
Jan 13, 2018
12:00 pm, ESPN2
No. 5-t at Minnesota W 81–47  17–2
(6–0)
 25  V. Edwards   10  Eastern   7  C. Edwards  Williams Arena (12,459)
Minneapolis, MN
Jan 16, 2018
7:00 pm, ESPN
No. 3 Wisconsin W 78–50  18–2
(7–0)
 21  C. Edwards   5  V. Edwards   5  Mathias  Mackey Arena (14,804)
West Lafayette, IN
Jan 20, 2018
12:00 pm, ESPN
No. 3 at Iowa W 87–64  19–2
(8–0)
 22  C. Edwards   5  Mathias   8  C. Edwards  Carver–Hawkeye Arena (14,822)
Iowa City, IA
Jan 25, 2018
7:00 pm, ESPN2
No. 3 No. 25 Michigan W 92–88  20–2
(9–0)
 30  V. Edwards   6  Haas   5  V. Edwards  Mackey Arena (14,804)
West Lafayette, IN
Jan 28, 2018
3:30 pm, FOX
No. 3 at Indiana
Rivalry/Crimson and Gold Cup
W 74–67  21–2
(10–0)
 26  Haas   7  V. Edwards   5  Mathias  Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall (17,222)
Bloomington, IN
Jan 31, 2018
8:30 pm, BTN
No. 3 Maryland W 75–67  22–2
(11–0)
 20  Haas   11  V. Edwards   5  V. Edwards  Mackey Arena (14,804)
West Lafayette, IN
Feb 3, 2018
4:00 pm, BTN
No. 3 at Rutgers W 78–76  23–2
(12–0)
 18  V. Edwards   8  V. Edwards   7  V. Edwards  Louis Brown Athletic Center (8,318)
Piscataway, NJ
Feb 7, 2018
8:30 pm, BTN
No. 3 No. 14 Ohio State L 63–64  23–3
(12–1)
 28  C. Edwards   9  V. Edwards   4  Mathias  Mackey Arena (14,804)
West Lafayette, IN
Feb 10, 2018
4:00 pm, ESPN
No. 3 at No. 4 Michigan State L 65–68  23–4
(12–2)
 25  Haas   7  V. Edwards   6  2 tied  Breslin Center (14,797)
East Lansing, MI
Feb 15, 2018
7:00 pm, ESPN
No. 6 at Wisconsin L 53–57  23–5
(12–3)
 22  C. Edwards   11  Haas   3  C. Edwards  Kohl Center (17,287)
Madison, WI
Feb 18, 2018
8:00 pm, BTN
No. 6 Penn State W 76–73  24–5
(13–3)
 27  C. Edwards   6  Haas   3  Tied  Mackey Arena (14,804)
West Lafayette, IN
Feb 22, 2018
6:00 pm, FS1
No. 9 at Illinois W 93–86  25–5
(14–3)
 40  C. Edwards   8  Mathias   4  Cline  State Farm Center (14,673)
Champaign, IL
Feb 25, 2018
4:00 pm, FS1
No. 9 Minnesota W 84–60  26–5
(15–3)
 25  Mathias   7  Mathias   7  C. Edwards  Mackey Arena (14,804)
West Lafayette, IN
Big Ten Tournament
Mar 2, 2018
9:00 pm, BTN
(3) No. 8 vs. (14) Rutgers
Quarterfinals
W 82–75  27–5
 26  Tied   10  Haas   7  Mathias  Madison Square Garden (19,812)
New York City, NY
Mar 3, 2018
4:30 pm, CBS
(3) No. 8 vs. (7) Penn State
Semifinals
W 78–70  28–5
 27  C. Edwards   7  Haas   5  V. Edwards  Madison Square Garden (19,812)
New York City, NY
Mar 4, 2018
4:30 pm, CBS
(3) No. 8 vs. (5) No. 15 Michigan
Championship
L 66–75  28–6
 23  Haas   8  Tied   2  Tied  Madison Square Garden (19,812)
New York City, NY
NCAA Tournament
Mar 16, 2018*
12:40 pm, truTV
(2 E) No. 11 vs. (15 E) Cal State Fullerton
First Round
W 74–48  29–6
 15  Tied   10  Haas   3  Haarms  Little Caesars Arena (20,163)
Detroit, MI
Mar 18, 2018*
12:10 pm, CBS
(2 E) No. 11 vs. (10 E) Butler
Second Round
W 76–73  30–6
 20  V. Edwards   6  Haarms   4  Mathias  Little Caesars Arena (20,360)
Detroit, MI
Mar 23, 2018*
10:07 pm, TBS
(2 E) No. 11 vs. (3 E) No. 14 Texas Tech
Sweet Sixteen
L 65–78  30–7
 30  C. Edwards   13  V. Edwards   4  Thompson  TD Garden (19,059)
Boston, MA
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
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 20 19 18 RV 21 17 16 14 13 5 3 (1) 3 (1) 3 (1) 3 (1) 6 9 8 10 11 Not released 
Coaches 21 21^ 16 RV 21 17 16 13 12 7 3 (1) 3 (1) 3 (1) 3 (1) 7 9 8 10 11 9

^Coaches Poll did not release a Week 2 poll at the same time AP did.
*AP does not release post-NCAA tournament rankings

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