CBB Summer Buzz: Purdue
The Baby Boilers are all grown up and have one last shot at a title
Insider knows you're hot for hoops during the summer, so we're bringing you a closer look at a few of the big-profile schools before most freshmen have even moved into their dorms. We continue today with Purdue.
2009-10: 29-6 (NCAA tournament-- Sweet 16)
They'd been pushing their stay in the tournament a little longer each of the previous two seasons and finally had a team full of Indiana natives that projected as a contender in an Indiana-located Final Four for 2009-10. But after do-everything forward Robbie Hummel tore his ACL in the Big Ten stretch run, the Boilermakers watched as in-state neighbor Butler got to live out what was supposed to be their dream season. "It was tough for guys because it was like if Rob wouldn't have gotten hurt, that would've been our story," says junior guard Lewis Jackson, who rushed back from a broken foot to help the Boilermakers compete last season.
To read the summer preview of the Purdue Boilermakers, including news on the incoming freshmen and new roles for upperclassmen, plus season outlooks from Joe Lunardi, Doug Gottlieb and Jay Bilas, you must be an ESPN Insider.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL SUMMER BUZZ
Insider knows you're hot for hoops during the summer, so we're bringing you a closer look at few of the big-profile schools before most freshmen have even moved into their dorms.
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Duke Blue Devils
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With UK on the rise, the Cards need to rebuild
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Michigan State Spartans
Another Final Four could be in the cards
Ohio State Buckeyes
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Illinois Fighting Illini
A dark-horse candidate for the Big Ten title
The Baby Boilers are all grown up
Mack will lead Bulldogs' attack
Despite key losses, the Orange are contenders
Without Monroe, it's all about the guards
Jay Wright's frontcourt has arrived
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Vet leadership, depth should aid Gators
Bruins can begin the rebuilding process
Huskies hungry to reach Elite Eight
Influx of talent forces out familar faces
Kansas State Wildcats
Expectations are higher than ever in Manhattan
Jayhawks still have the talent to compete