All five starters scored in double figures for the Irish, including V.J. Beachem, who finished with 14 points and was 4 of 8 from 3-point range.
Smith tallied 89 total points in the Butkus voting, followed by senior Reggie Ragland of Alabama (61 points) and sophomore Raekwon McMillan of Ohio State (20 points).
A.J. Hammons scored 14 points, Kendall Stephens added 13 and Caleb Swanigan had 11 points and 14 rebounds for the Boilermakers (9-0), while Vince Edwards and Isaac Haas added 10 points each.
After 12 seasons as head football coach Griffith will be the new director of development, charged with fundraising for University initiatives.
Purdue stays at No. 11 in the Week 5 A.P Top 25 Poll.
Indiana (6-6, 2-6 B1G East) will face Duke (7-5, 4-4 ACC Coastal) in the 2015 New Era Pinstripe Bowl, it was announced Sunday afternoon. The game will be held at Yankee Stadium on Saturday, Dec. 26, with a 3:30 p.m. ET kickoff on ABC.
Notre Dame (10-2) will meet Big Ten Conference representative Ohio State (11-1) at 1 p.m. EST (11 a.m. MST) on Friday, Jan. 1, 2016, in 63,400-seat University of Phoenix Stadium (home of the NFL’s Arizona Cardinals) in Glendale, Arizona, in the 45th annual BattleFrog Fiesta Bowl.
The Saint Francis Cougars fell one game short of their national championship goals, losing to rival Marian 45-14.
Junior guard Mo Evans drilled a 17-footer from the left corner of the key with 2.3 seconds remaining to lift IPFW to a 75-73 victory over Cal Poly in a non-conference men’s basketball game Thursday night in the Mott Athletics Center.
The IPFW women’s basketball team attempted its most shots in over a decade, but were only able to convert 27.5 percent for the game, as the Mastodons fell to Ohio 79-52.
Freshman Brandon Ingram scored a season-best 24 points and No. 7 Duke beat Indiana 94-74 on Wednesday night in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge.
Steve Vasturia and Demetrius Jackson scored 21 points apiece to bring Notre Dame back from an 8-point halftime deficit to beat Illinois 84-79 on Wednesday.
Homestead graduate Caleb Swanigan and Warsaw grad Nic Moore are two of the 50 players named to the 2016 Naismith Trophy Men’s College Player of the Year Early Season Watch List released on Wednesday.
Senior Lacia Gorman (Fort Wayne, Ind./Wayne/Wisconsin) was named the Mid-American Conference’s Female Scholar Athlete of the Week, helping the Huskies to a 2-1 record over Thanksgiving.
Western Michigan quarterback Zach Terrell was named third team All-MAC on Wednesday after being named second team last season.
Purdue University Guard Rapheal Davis was announced today as a nominee for the 2016 Allstate NABC Good Works Team® — one of the most prestigious off-the-court honors in college basketball.
Oklahoma is No. 3 in the College Football Playoff selection committee rankings, putting the Sooners safely in position to be in the final four … More »
A.J. Hammons scored a season-high 24 points off the bench and Ryan Cline made four 3-pointers in the second half to lead No. 11 Purdue to a 72-59 win over Pittsburgh on Tuesday night.
The sophomore guard from Marion, Ind. scored a career-high 33 points to lead Indiana to an easy 112-70 victory over Alcorn State at Assembly Hall.
Indiana senior quarterback Nate Sudfeld earned Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week honors, the league announced Monday.