Hummel leads Boilers in rout of Penn ...

Hummel leads Boilers in rout of Penn State

There are 232 comments on the The Indianapolis Star story from Jan 23, 2008, titled Hummel leads Boilers in rout of Penn State. In it, The Indianapolis Star reports that:

For the first time in almost eight years, a Purdue men's basketball team has won back-to-back Big Ten road games.

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Pot calling Kettle

Indianapolis, IN

#1 Jan 24, 2008
They are beginning to look like the real deal. Perhaps the future is now!
Go Boilers

Indianapolis, IN

#2 Jan 24, 2008
People say that Purdue has no chance at winning the Big 10 title, but don't tell them that! They are playing great! Hopefully the momentum carries over to Saturday!
Indy Boiler

Indianapolis, IN

#3 Jan 24, 2008
looking good and they are young, wait and see how great they become in a year or two
Michigan Boiler

East Lansing, MI

#4 Jan 24, 2008
Nice job by Painter of having this team ready to play. Also wise choice in letting Johnson play most of the second half. He is really struggling since he lost his starting spot and trying to do too much his first time off the bench. He is the future for this team underneath and needs playing time to improve and regain his confidence.
BoilerRob

United States

#5 Jan 24, 2008
It's nice to see that not only is Purdue winning the close games, but they are now starting to blowout the inferior teams.

The Big 10 is weak this year. The have a realistic shot at winning it.
Old Roy

Collinsville, MS

#7 Jan 24, 2008
I was wrong, and I am in awe. Purdue has the youngest team in the nation, yet they are legitimate Big Ten title contenders already.

Purdue and IU both played Iowa at Iowa. Purdue won by more.

Purdue and IU both played Illinois at home. Purdue won by more.

Purdue and IU both played Penn State, but it was a home game for IU, and an away game for Purdue. Yet Purdue won by more than IU.

IU and Penn State were tied with eleven minutes to go.

Purdue was up by 29 with eleven minutes to go. On a hostile court.

Purdue actually plays defense, while IU has read about defense. How in the world did IU let those guys score 25 more points that Purdue did???

Purdue had seven guys who had blocked shots last night. SEVEN GUYS. The last game they had eleven steals. ELEVEN STEALS.

What did I hear the Big ten network announcers say? Purdue is shooting the best 3-point percentage in the league games? AND they're playing the best defense? The best defense and the best 3-point shooters. That's going to be hard to beat.

Purdue is competing for the Big ten title today, with a bunch of freshmen and sophomores; they only lose Crump after this year (who barely contributes). Purdue will be the Big Ten title favorite next year.

And the next.

And the next.

Painter is a genius. After just a few months of coaching, he has these guys hustling, playing defense, finding the open man, taking the open, shot, playing unselfishly. Oh, and he's not a cheater. I wish IU had a coach who could do all of those things.

I was wrong. Purdue is a Big Ten contender this year, and will rule the Big Ten for the next three coming years.

“"Deeds not Words"”

Since: Dec 07

Brownsburg, IN via Olympia, WA

#8 Jan 24, 2008
Hummel is a stud! Only a matter of time when he gets his first triple double. Speaking of the real deal, how about Painter.
Old Roy

Collinsville, MS

#9 Jan 24, 2008
At one point, Purdue outscored Penn State 34-6.

And Penn State had IU tied with 11 minutes to go.

Wow.
nice

Indianapolis, IN

#10 Jan 24, 2008
job by the players, but i want to give kudos to the coaches. they had a great game plan and obviously had the team ready to go. good job painter, cuonzo etc...
jmoyars

Indianapolis, IN

#11 Jan 24, 2008
Great win for the Boilers!!! Very impressive with the overrall teamwork.
There is no super star on this team just everyone playing their hearts out night in and night out.
Great stat line. 18 assists on 25 FGM, 9 blocks, 8 steals and only 9 turnovers.
This team is surprising alot of people right now.
Lets hope Saturday's outcome is the same as last night.
Purdue 68
Wisconsin 60
Marylander

Rockville, MD

#12 Jan 24, 2008
Michigan Boiler is right. Johnson having confidence issues but he is the future and hewill need to contribute Saturday. Wisconsin is probably the worse match up for any Big 10 team PU faces. On the other hand Wisconsin may have match up issues with PU. Bo Ryan is as good a coach as there is. Each Boiler is going to have to step up to win. Should be interesting. Painter continues to impress as a coach and this team places BB the way Naismith envisioned it.
Chi-town Hoosier

Indianapolis, IN

#13 Jan 24, 2008
Old Roy wrote:
I was wrong, and I am in awe. Purdue has the youngest team in the nation, yet they are legitimate Big Ten title contenders already.
Purdue and IU both played Iowa at Iowa. Purdue won by more.
Purdue and IU both played Illinois at home. Purdue won by more.
Purdue and IU both played Penn State, but it was a home game for IU, and an away game for Purdue. Yet Purdue won by more than IU.
IU and Penn State were tied with eleven minutes to go.
Purdue was up by 29 with eleven minutes to go. On a hostile court.
Purdue actually plays defense, while IU has read about defense. How in the world did IU let those guys score 25 more points that Purdue did???
Purdue had seven guys who had blocked shots last night. SEVEN GUYS. The last game they had eleven steals. ELEVEN STEALS.
What did I hear the Big ten network announcers say? Purdue is shooting the best 3-point percentage in the league games? AND they're playing the best defense? The best defense and the best 3-point shooters. That's going to be hard to beat.
Purdue is competing for the Big ten title today, with a bunch of freshmen and sophomores; they only lose Crump after this year (who barely contributes). Purdue will be the Big Ten title favorite next year.
And the next.
And the next.
Painter is a genius. After just a few months of coaching, he has these guys hustling, playing defense, finding the open man, taking the open, shot, playing unselfishly. Oh, and he's not a cheater. I wish IU had a coach who could do all of those things.
I was wrong. Purdue is a Big Ten contender this year, and will rule the Big Ten for the next three coming years.
Wow...You said a mouthful. Only thing I can say in response to you is that every team brings their "A" game against IU (Ranked in the Top 10). Maybe teams will start to do that against Purdue, but let's face it, up 'til this year, PU has been an average team.
Eric

Louisville, KY

#14 Jan 24, 2008
Old Roy wrote:
I was wrong, and I am in awe. Purdue has the youngest team in the nation, yet they are legitimate Big Ten title contenders already.
Purdue and IU both played Iowa at Iowa. Purdue won by more.
Purdue and IU both played Illinois at home. Purdue won by more.
Purdue and IU both played Penn State, but it was a home game for IU, and an away game for Purdue. Yet Purdue won by more than IU.
IU and Penn State were tied with eleven minutes to go.
Purdue was up by 29 with eleven minutes to go. On a hostile court.
Purdue actually plays defense, while IU has read about defense. How in the world did IU let those guys score 25 more points that Purdue did???
Purdue had seven guys who had blocked shots last night. SEVEN GUYS. The last game they had eleven steals. ELEVEN STEALS.
What did I hear the Big ten network announcers say? Purdue is shooting the best 3-point percentage in the league games? AND they're playing the best defense? The best defense and the best 3-point shooters. That's going to be hard to beat.
Purdue is competing for the Big ten title today, with a bunch of freshmen and sophomores; they only lose Crump after this year (who barely contributes). Purdue will be the Big Ten title favorite next year.
And the next.
And the next.
Painter is a genius. After just a few months of coaching, he has these guys hustling, playing defense, finding the open man, taking the open, shot, playing unselfishly. Oh, and he's not a cheater. I wish IU had a coach who could do all of those things.
I was wrong. Purdue is a Big Ten contender this year, and will rule the Big Ten for the next three coming years.
Great win for Purdue! Very impressive first half! Having said that, your logic is somewhat incorrect. Yes, PU beat those teams by more than what IU did, but you must remember that each of those teams give IU their absolute best shot because they are a top 10 team, and they are considered to be the best team in the B10. Purdue is good, but they're not even close to being ranked, so perhaps teams don't play this game as if they're on "the big stage," if you will. We'll see how the rest of the season plays out, perhaps PU will be battling out for the 3 or 4 seed with Minny and Wisc in the B10. IU and MSU are clearly the best two teams in the B10.
Eric

Louisville, KY

#15 Jan 24, 2008
crap, chi-town hoosier beat me to it! We are both correct.
BOILERBRETT

Bensenville, IL

#16 Jan 24, 2008
PURDUE IS CLICKING ON ALL CYLINDERS RIGHT NOW, THANKS TO COACH PAINTER. THEY ARE THE REAL DEAL AND CAN PLAY WITH ANYONE IN THE NATION.I THINK ITS DOWN TO US , MSU & WISC. FOR THE LEAGUE TITLE. SATURDAY WON'T BE AS CLOSE AS EVERYBODY THINKS......PURDUE BY 13! BOILER-UP
ppete

Columbus, IN

#17 Jan 24, 2008
I envy each and every one of you who actually SAW the game last night.it would be nice to watch IU and PU on television for FREE like we did in the old days.This Big Ten Network thing is a joke and should be dissolved immediately.they don't hesitate to take taxes out of my check each week to SUPPORT these fine universities ;however,they can't show them to me on channel four any more.where's Chuck Marlowe and Bob Ford when we need them?
IUisOVERRATED

Indianapolis, IN

#18 Jan 24, 2008
Old Roy wrote:
I was wrong, and I am in awe. Purdue has the youngest team in the nation, yet they are legitimate Big Ten title contenders already.
Purdue and IU both played Iowa at Iowa. Purdue won by more.
Purdue and IU both played Illinois at home. Purdue won by more.
Purdue and IU both played Penn State, but it was a home game for IU, and an away game for Purdue. Yet Purdue won by more than IU.
IU and Penn State were tied with eleven minutes to go.
Purdue was up by 29 with eleven minutes to go. On a hostile court.
Purdue actually plays defense, while IU has read about defense. How in the world did IU let those guys score 25 more points that Purdue did???
Purdue had seven guys who had blocked shots last night. SEVEN GUYS. The last game they had eleven steals. ELEVEN STEALS.
What did I hear the Big ten network announcers say? Purdue is shooting the best 3-point percentage in the league games? AND they're playing the best defense? The best defense and the best 3-point shooters. That's going to be hard to beat.
Purdue is competing for the Big ten title today, with a bunch of freshmen and sophomores; they only lose Crump after this year (who barely contributes). Purdue will be the Big Ten title favorite next year.
And the next.
And the next.
Painter is a genius. After just a few months of coaching, he has these guys hustling, playing defense, finding the open man, taking the open, shot, playing unselfishly. Oh, and he's not a cheater. I wish IU had a coach who could do all of those things.
I was wrong. Purdue is a Big Ten contender this year, and will rule the Big Ten for the next three coming years.
I wouldn't go so far as saying lastnight was a "hostile" court; what did they have there, 8, maybe 9 hundred there?

“Mike Tyson ate my children.”

Since: Jan 07

Camby, IN

#20 Jan 24, 2008
Chi-town Hoosier wrote:
<quoted text>
Wow...You said a mouthful. Only thing I can say in response to you is that every team brings their "A" game against IU (Ranked in the Top 10). Maybe teams will start to do that against Purdue, but let's face it, up 'til this year, PU has been an average team.
The only thing I hate about IU is their freakin' fans! They're uninformed and like to make crap up. They all act like they were on the roster of the '86-'87 team.

I'll root for the Boilers in a head to head, but I think both squads are exciting to watch.
Lets go Hoosiers

United States

#21 Jan 24, 2008
IUisOVERRATED wrote:
Is that the same Penn State team that had IU on their toes just 5 days ago in bloomington? I have to admit; I expected Purdue to have a decent year but I never dreamed starting 5-1 in conference play. This squad has potential if they all stick-out their college careers. Way to go, kids. Yes kids. Best Boilermaker team I've seen since 1993. Looking forward to a big win Saturday and shutting-up all the critics/IU fans.
Oh imagine that.......this douche is over writing the typical garbage on IU's board about being overrated......not playing anybody.....the same old thing.....but come over to his team and its all "best team I have seen in 15 years". What a joke. That is the worst type of person on these boards. You should at least TRY and offer something balanced. I mean I know this is a free space to say whatever you want, but what good is it to embarass yourself by being obviously transparent with every hateful thing you write. Do you really think we are all that stupid? Purdue and IU fans should both come together and expose these losers for who they really are. There is no room on here for your negativity. Take that shit to your therapist.

Anyway, PU continues to impress each night out. I thought they would win this one, but I at least thought it would be close. Calasan has improved dramatically over the past month and Hummell looked very good last night as well. They were hitting a lot threes early in the first half and PSU had no answer. Really impressed with their defense right now as well. They are right there defensively with IU and that is pretty amazing with the number of young guys they have out there. I am getting pretty sold on the Boilers as being a Tournament team. Keep bringing it with consistency against the better teams of the Big Ten.

Congrats Boilers on a very impressive win.
whats a hoosier

Frankfort, IN

#22 Jan 24, 2008
you iu fans are right about not comparing scores like old roy was, bad teams effort is just not that consistent. i'm more worried about the sorry state of the big ten. i think there are only five teams with legitimate ncaa hopes. purdue and ohio state being the other two, minny will fade away. let's hope these kids on purdue continue to improve and don't wear down by the end of the year.

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