WEST LAFAYETTE (AP) — Purdue’s usually strong defense reappeared Saturday. So did the offensive rebounders.

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Marquette coach Steve Wojciechowski’s message to his club at halftime Wednesday night was that it needed to be tougher. It needed to be more physical.

The Big Ten on Monday named Purdue kicker J.D. Dellinger and Purdue wide receiver David Bell its Special Teams Player and Freshman of the Week, respectively. The league recognition is the second in Dellinger's career and the third of the season for Bell.

EVANSTON, Ill. — Aidan O’Connell has a knack for leading game-winning drives. He engineered his second in as many weeks with help from kicker J.D. Dellinger.

With a rocking sellout crowd behind it, No. 23 Purdue was in position to extend its win streak at Mackey Arena in a key early season test against Texas.

Purdue quarterback Jack Plummer is expected to miss the rest of this season with a broken right ankle. The opening-day starter, Elijah Sindelar, is unlikely to return because of a broken left collarbone.

After trailing 24-7 at halftime, Carson Strong, the first freshman quarterback to start a season opener for Nevada since 1998, led the Wolf Pack to a 34-31 victory Friday against Purdue for the second win against a Big Ten team in program history.

The week started with nine of the 14 Big Ten football teams coming out of spring practices planning to continue quarterback auditions in August. The number was down to seven by Friday.

The season did not end as Zion Williamson and R.J. Barrett intended. The fabulous freshmen came to Duke to win a national championship and their bid came up short with a loss to Michigan State in the Elite Eight.

Former Indiana star Calbert Cheaney, former Purdue star Terry Dischinger and former Valparaiso coach Homer Drew are part of the 2019 class selected Tuesday for the College Basketball Hall of Fame.

From embarrassment to exhilaration. From early exit to regional champ. From bracket busters to net cutters.

Michigan State guard Cassius Winston and Purdue coach Matt Painter on Monday won the Big Ten’s top men’s basketball awards. Winston swept Player of the Year and Painter swept Coach of the Year in separate voting done by league coaches and media.

Amir Coffey matched his career with 32 points, making two free throws with 2.5 seconds left Tuesday night to seal Minnesota's 73-69 victory over No. 11 Purdue to give the Gophers a big boost for an NCAA Tournament berth and spoil the Boilermakers' bid for an outright Big Ten title.

The Big Ten men’s basketball title is within reach for No. 11-ranked Purdue heading into the final week of games.

Halfway there in its bid for a ninth straight victory, No. 12 Purdue suddenly became incapable of making a layup, popping a short jumper or sinking a shot from beyond the arc.

Matt Painter was surprised to see his best player getting open shots early. He wasn't surprised when Carsen Edwards made one after the other, and then drained the well-defended ones later.

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