Purdue Hands Rutgers Worst Home Loss in History
-By Raj Shah
In a game where the Scarlet Knights never got going turned into the worst Rutgers loss ever at home on Monday night. The Purdue Boilmakers entered as 20 point favorites and lived far beyond their expectations. Thumping the Rutgers Scarlet Knights 107-57 by the time the dust had settled.
The Scarlet Knights got off to a rocky start at the RAC. Five minutes into Purdue’s lead had already ballooned to fifteen points. As the first half unfolded the Scarlet Knights got handled in almost every statistical way possible. At half time Purdue led by a score 59-26, and had more blocks, turnovers, and steals than Rutgers. In the end the Purdue Boilmakers had outrebounded the Rutgers Scarlet Knights 63-23.
The only bright spot for the Scarlet Knights seemed to be Corey Sanders. The freshman out of West Oaks Academy contributed nearly half of all the points the Scarlet Knights were able to put up. By the time the game had ended Sanders had put up 23 points but received very little help from his teammates.
The Purdue Boilmakers on the other hand were led by center A.J. Hammons, Dakota Mathias, and Vince Edwards in a rout of the Scarlet Knights. The Boilmakers bench also did not fail to impress by outscoring the Scarlet Knights 57-6. In the end, Eddie Jordan had words of inspiration for the Rutgers Men’s Basketball team.
“This is not gloom and doom right now,” Jordan said. “Anybody can paint it the way you want to paint it, but we have a job to do. We stay together, we keep our spirits up, the coaches are good enough to keep our spirits up in practice and we move forward.”
The Scarlet Knights will next take on the Iowa Hawkeyes at the Rutgers Athletic Center. Don’t forget to tune into 88.7 WRSU Sports Radio Station at 6:40 pm for live play by play!