The Cougars will now host Huntington in the semifinals on Friday as the Foresters upset third-seeded Indiana Wesleyan in the first round.
Ryan Cline scored six of his 11 points in overtime to lift No. 14 Purdue to a 74-70 victory over Penn State on Tuesday night.
Tippecanoe Valley grad Tanner Andrews struck out nine against Texas State.
Purdue rises to no. 14 – the highest ranking for the Boilermakers this season.
The Garrett High School grad averaged 18.5 points per game last week to help the Thunder win its first ever MIAA title.
Colin Brockhouse equaled a personal high with eight strikeouts in the win over No. 22 Maryland.
Nate Fowler scored 15 points, Kelan Martin added 14 points and eight rebounds and No. 24 Butler took advantage of two big scoring runs to blow out DePaul 82-66 on Sunday for its first back-to-back wins in almost a month.
With five consecutive Big Ten victories and a share of the Big Ten lead with either Maryland or Wisconsin after those two play Sunday in Madison, Purdue likely will climb in this week’s AP Top 25 poll.
V.J. Beachem scored 27 points and hit a career-high seven 3-pointers to help No. 25 Notre Dame beat North Carolina State 81-72 on Saturday, giving the Fighting Irish their fourth straight win to keep them in a crowded race for the top-four finish and the bye that comes with it next month in Brooklyn.
The Fort Wayne women’s basketball team was unable to send its two seniors, Selena Lozada and Rachel Rinehart, out with a win as the Mastodons fell to South Dakota State 76-59 in their final home game of the season.
Saturday’s hopes for a Senior Night win were dashed by South Dakota State’s Mike Daum. The sophomore scored 51 points. He went 14-of-29 from the floor but did much of his damage at the line, going 16-of-17 from the stripe
Purdue Athletics has launched the responsive website Biggie4NPOY.com, as sophomore forward Caleb Swanigan continues to be the favorite for National Player of the Year.
Predecessor Barack Obama, a basketball fan, would join the network on-camera and make his March Madness picks for both the men’s and women’s brackets.
All five starters finished in double-digits on Wednesday (Feb. 15) as the Fort Wayne men’s basketball squad defeated first-place North Dakota State 77-61 at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum.
Akeem Springs followed his own missed 3-pointer with a putback flip from the baseline with 3 seconds left, lifting Minnesota to a 75-74 victory over Indiana on Wednesday night to hand the Hoosiers their fourth straight loss.
The Fort Wayne women’s basketball team was unable to pick up the road victory as the Mastodons fell at Omaha 63-49.
Three Snider seniors put pen to paper on Wednesday morning as Money Woods, Roman Jennings, and Jacob Claycomb will all continue their athletic careers in college.
Center Isaac Haas had 24 points and 11 rebounds, and power forward Caleb Swanigan added 12 points and 17 rebounds, and No. 16 Purdue pulled away from Rutgers 74-55 on Tuesday night.
Bonzie Colson scored 20 points, Matt Farrell had 19 and No. 25 Notre Dame overcame a 13-point first-half deficit for an 84-76 victory over Boston College on Tuesday night, sending the Eagles to their 10th straight loss.
Mitchell joins fellow Fort Wayne natives Keion Brooks and Vernard Hollins for the third triple-double in WSU history.