The Jay Graves Report

Purdue’s Twin Towers give Rutgers fits as the Boilermakers roll to a 82-51 win!

Purdue's big boyz dominate Rutgers on Wednesday night. Photo: John Terhune/Journal & Courier

On Wednesday night in West Lafayette the defendin’ Big Ten Champs looked every bit the part. After comin’ off of an undefeated December they won their 10th straight ball game this season and their 17th in a row at the Mackey Arena. The Boilermakers beat the brakes off of Rutgers 82-51.

Matt Painter took advantage of the Scarlet Knights by playin’ his Twin Towers together for most of the night because startin’ forward Vincent Edwards stayed in foul trouble. Just in case you’ve been under a rock Purdue has two 7 footers. Isaac Haas is 7’2″ and Matt Harms is 7’3″. That’s NUTS!! The two of them made it easy for the Boilermakers (14-2, 3-0) as Purdue outscored Rutgers 28-14 in the paint and out rebounded them 45-27.

Let’s keep it real or all the way 100, whichever comes 1st! When you’ve got two cats on the floor that can dominate in the paint it makes it easy of everybody else. As a team, the Boilermakers knocked down 7 of 12 three-pointers in the first half alone and finished the night with 10 of 23 from downtown. When a boy is drillin’ 10 threes on the night it’s hard to beat them.

Painter had five players finish in double figures led by Isaac Haas with 14 points and 6 rebounds. Followed by Dakota Mathias’ 13. Carson Edwards and Ryan Cline each had 12 apiece and Vincent Edwards finished the night with 10.

The Boilermakers shot the ball well as a team at 49 percent from the field and 43 percent from three point range. On the other end of the floor they smothered the Scarlet Knights holdin’ them to a mere 33 percent from the field and only 15 percent from three point range. Rutgers completely wet the bad from the foul fine shootin’ a devastatin’ 56 percent. Those two seven footers must have been all in their heads.

Purdue is not playin’ with these boyz out here winners of 14 games already and they’re a perfect 3-0 in Big Ten play. Don’t think for one minute that they’re still livin’ off of last year’s conference championship. They look to be every bit as hungry for more. Up next Nebraska on Saturday at the crib. Stop me when I start lyin’!

Playas Thesaurus: 

2) Dun: noun – the person in question, dude, guy, etc. It’s whoever I’m talkin’ about and its non-gender specific.

3) Put it where the goats can get it: verb phrase – to make it as elementary as possible. To put it at ground level so everyone can understand it.

4) Ole boy: noun – the person that I’m currently talkin’ about.

The G is excluded from the endings of all words because the G is near and dear to my heart because I’m from “The G” which is Gary, Indiana. So I only use the G when I’m talkin’ about “The G!”

The caption under the photo isn’t real but its real talk!



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