With the third-seed in the upcoming Big Ten Tournament on the line, the Wisconsin Badgers ran into a red-hot Purdue Boilermakers team, falling 91-80 on Senior Day in West Lafayette.
Purdue (24-7, 12-6 Big Ten) hit the Badgers from both inside and out. Outside, P.J. Thompson hit six of his eight three-pointers and finished with 22 points, well above his league scoring average of 5.5 points a game.
Vince Edwards (11 points) also hit three-of-five three-pointers and the Boilermakers finished 10 of 19 from three-point range (52.6%) and 28 of 45 overall (62.2%).
From inside, Freshman Caleb Swanigan hit the Badgers with 27 points and Senior A.J. Hammons added 16 as Purdue scored 28 points in the paint and had a field day (25 of 33) at the free throw line. [Read more…]