Vince Edwards scored 15 points and Kendall Stephens added 12 on Sunday, leading Purdue to a 66-54 Big Ten Conference victory against Nebraska in Mackey Arena.
A recap of Saturday’s local college basketball games in the area.
Darrun Hilliard rallied No. 6 Villanova in the second half and hit a 3-pointer with 1.5 seconds left Saturday to give the Wildcats a 68-65 victory over No. 18 Butler.
Behind a career-high 22 points from Mur Hagerman and 23 points by Rachel Rinehart, the IPFW women’s basketball snapped a four-game losing streak, defeating Denver 68-51. The Mastodons improve their record to 9-17 overall on the season and 3-10 in Summit League play.
Escaping the cold temperatures of Fort Wayne for the sunny skies and 60-degree weather of Texas were not enough to push the IPFW softball team to victory in its first day of the Texas Classic, falling to Colorado State 9-1, and Texas 12-0.
The IPFW baseball team swept its season-opening doubleheader against the Alabama A&M Bulldogs by scores of 15-5 and 2-0, improving to 2-0 on the season for the first time since the 1977 season.
The ninth-ranked (American Volleyball Coaches Association) IPFW men’s volleyball team was unable to comeback against top-ranked Loyola, falling in three sets. The Mastodons finished 19-25, 11-25, 20-25, dropping to 9-3 (3-1 MIVA), while the Ramblers improved to 9-0 (2-0 MIVA).
Bishop Luers graduate Brooke Ridley tallied 13 points and nine rebounds while Akyah Taylor led the way with 20 as eighth-ranked Saint Francis beat Spring Arbor 81-63 Wednesday night at the Hutzell Athletic Center.
Snider grad Akilah Sims tallied 14 points and seven rebounds for IUPUI.
Melo Trimble and Dez Wells each scored 18 points, and No. 19 Maryland edged Indiana 68-66 Wednesday night to earn a split of the season series.
Max Landis and Joe Edwards scored 14 points apiece to lead IPFW to a 69-54 win over IUPUI on Wednesday night.
Jordan Fuchs is a tight end for the IU football team and played as prep at Christ The King High School in New York.