Matt Painter

Matt Painter, Purdue land first 2024 commitment from in-state shooting guard

Purdue received its first men’s basketball commitment from the class of 2024 on Thursday evening. Jack Benter, a shooting guard from Brownstown Central (Ind.), announced on his Twitter account that he would play collegiately for the Boilermakers. Along with Purdue, Indiana State and Liberty had offered the 6-foot-4, 180-pounder....
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Matt Painter remembers Caleb Swanigan after ex-Purdue basketball star dies at 25

Former Purdue basketball star Caleb Swanigan died Monday night at the age of 25. After CBS affiliate WANE-TV in Indiana reported the news, the Allen (Ind.) County Coroner’s Office confirmed to the TV station that Swanigan died of natural causes, followed by a statement from Purdue's athletic department. Shortly after, Purdue head coach Matt Painter reacted to the news.

2022-23 Purdue Basketball Homework: Matt Painter

It is time for the final entry in this series for the spring, and it is on coach Matt Painter. Coach has been upfront that he is always looking to evolve and we have seen that evolution over his time at Purdue. There is no question that he is a better coach now than he was in 2010, or even 2015. He has adapted his teams well based on the talent he has each year. In many years his teams have tremendous balance. In 2019 it was the Carsen Edwards Show. He has changed his recruiting philosophy and it has paid off in a run of solid recent results with four Sweet 16s, two Big Ten championships, two runner-up finishes, and five NCAA appearances in the last six years.

Thank you to Matt Painter and the Team

Losing to St Peter’s hurt but let’s put things into perspective. We made the Sweet 16 - more than 300 college basketball teams did not. And we have made it there more times since 2017 than all but two other schools. We are at a pinnacle of not just Purdue performance but for NCAA basketball team performance. And to leave this season without thanking this entire team would be rude and quite frankly a little Dickinsonish.

What Matt Painter said following Purdue's win over Texas to advance to the Sweet 16

Purdue is heading back to the Sweet 16. Friday night, the Boilermakers used huge performances from Trevion Williams, Jaden Ivey and Zach Edey to get back to the second weekend of the NCAA Tournament, defeating Texas 81-71 in the Round of 32. It’s a nice bounce-back for the Boilermakers, who were eliminated in the opening round last season.