Purdue has No. 23.
The Boilermakers’ 86-75 home win against rival Indiana on Tuesday night gives No. 16 Purdue at least a share of the Big Ten regular season title — a conference-record 23rd regular-season championship. The Boilermakers are now 24-6 overall and 12-4 in conference play and can do no worse than tie 22nd-ranked Wisconsin for the Big Ten crown.
Caleb Swanigan scored 21 points and added 10 rebounds as the player of the year candidate posted his nation-leading 24th double-double. Swanigan shot only 5 for 14 from the field but made 11 of 12 free throws. As a team, the Boilermakers made 28 of 33 foul shots (84.8 percent).
Dakota Mathis (19 points) and Vince Edwards (15) also reached double figures in the win.
Purdue clinches share of Big Ten title
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Wisconsin is second at 11-5, but the Boilermakers have the head-to-head edge thanks to the 66-55 victory on Jan. 8. The Badgers, who have lost four of five, still have home games against Iowa and Minnesota.
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The Boilermakers finish out the regular season Sunday at Northwestern. After that, Purdue has the Big Ten Tournament and then the NCAA Tournament.
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