NCAAB Purdue Boilermakers

General Information

Conference: Big Ten

Conference: Division I

City: West Lafayette, IN

Stadium: Mackey Complex


  • National Championships: None
  • Conference Titles: 1
  • NCAA Tournaments: 33 (1969, 1977, 1980, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1990, 1991, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2003, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021, 2022)

Past Conferences:

  • Western
  • Independent

Purdue Boilermakers Standings & Analysis

If you’re a college sports fan, you’re likely interested in keeping up-to-date with the latest news and standings for your favorite teams. The Purdue Boilermakers is a perennial powerhouse in college sports, and as such, many fans are always on the lookout for the latest information on this team.

All-Time Purdue Boilermakers Stats & Records

Points Scored

  • Rick Mount: 2,323
  • Joe Barry Carroll: 2,175
  • E’Twaun Moore: 2,136


  • Joe Barry Carroll: 1,148
  • Terry Dischinger: 958
  • A.J. Hammons: 930


  • Bruce Parkinson: 690
  • Brian Walker: 572
  • Everette Stephens/Tony Jones: 481


  • Gene Keady: 512
  • Matt Painter: 394
  • Piggy Lambert: 371

Overview of the Purdue Boilermakers Standings

Last-Season Standings

The Purdue Boilermakers basketball team had a successful 2021-2022 season, finishing with an overall record of 25-8 and a conference record of 14-6. They were ranked as high as #3 in the AP Top 25 poll during the season and ended the season at #6. The team made it to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament but was ultimately knocked out by Baylor, the eventual national champions.

The team was led by several standout players, including senior guard Jaden Ivey, who averaged 17.3 points per game and was named to the All-Big Ten First Team.

Sophomore forward Zach Edey also made a significant impact, averaging 9.6 points and 4.7 rebounds per game. Freshman guard Trey Kaufman-Renn also showed promise, averaging 6.5 points and 3.6 rebounds per game.

Overall, the team made significant progress throughout the season, improving on their record from the previous year and making it to the second weekend of the NCAA Tournament. The Boilermakers will look to build on their success next season, as they return several key players and look to make a deep run in the tournament once again.

Before Betting on Purdue Boilermakers, Check Out These Tips:

Follow the injury reports:

Like any team, Purdue can be affected by injuries to key players. Before placing a bet, make sure to check the injury reports to see if any players are out or playing at less than 100%.

Keep an eye on the betting lines:

Pay attention to the betting lines and odds offered by various sportsbooks. By comparing the odds, you can find the best value and increase your chances of making a profitable bet.

Know the team’s strengths and weaknesses:

Before placing a bet on Purdue, it’s essential to understand the team’s playing style, strengths, and weaknesses. Purdue is known for its physical and aggressive defense and often relies on its big men to dominate the paint. However, the team can struggle with perimeter shooting, so keep this in mind when considering the betting lines.

Consider the strength of the opponent:

Purdue competes in the highly competitive Big Ten conference, so they often face tough opponents. Consider the strength of the opponent when placing a bet, as this can have a significant impact on the outcome of the game.

Purdue Boilermakers Basketball History

Along with Wisconsin and Minnesota, Purdue was part of the early Western Conference, which would become the Big Ten in time. In just its second season in the league, all the way back in 1900-01, the school posted a 12-0 mark, setting the stage for a century-plus of success on the hardwood.

The Boilermakers own the most regular-season Big Ten titles with 24, although they’ve claimed just one since the league adopted a tournament in 1998. The first of those regular season crowns was in 1911 and the most recent one came in 2019 when Purdue shared the title with Michigan State.

The first period of sustained success came under Ward “Piggy” Lambert, who served as the head coach from 1918 until midway through the 1945-46 season. He would install a fast-paced style that generated 23 straight winning seasons at one point.

Several stars played for Lambert, most notably the 1932 National Player of the Year John Wooden. An Indiana native, Wooden was the first player to be named a consensus All-American three times. He also won a few games later on as head coach at UCLA.
Lambert and Wooden’s 1932 squad was retroactively named national champion after a 17-1 campaign.

Some Purdue teams in the late-1950s and early 1960s under Ray Eddy made it into the national rankings, including as high as sixth in the country in 1961-62. However, there wasn’t any postseason glory until Rick Mount came to campus later that decade.

Another local kid who was a prolific scorer for nearby Lebanon High School, Mount developed early on one of the game’s best jump shots, long before everyone was shooting that way. He would use it to demolish opponents with gaudy scoring figures, including 57 in a high-school game in renowned Hinkle Fieldhouse and 33 in a scrimmage against the Purdue varsity, when he was on the freshman team.

Mount averaged 28.5 points as a sophomore in 1967-68, to lead the Boilermakers to a third-place finish in the Big Ten. He’d then pour in 33.3 per game as a junior, carrying a Purdue squad to the NCAA Tournament for the first time and making it count.

The Boilermakers knocked off Miami (OH), Marquette and North Carolina, with Mount scoring over 40 points per game, to reach the title game against Wooden’s UCLA Bruins. Lew Alcindor and company were a bit too much, though, and Purdue fell 92-72.

Mount had just one more season on campus, but there wasn’t a huge drop-off after he left. The 1976-77 team returned to the Big Dance and Purdue won 27 games two seasons later under first-year coach Lee Rose.

Rose’s first team, with future NBAers Joe Barry Carroll and Jerry Sichting, lost in the finals of the NIT. His second squad, in 1979-80, reached the Final Four with upsets of St. John’s, Indiana and Duke before the run ended (once again against UCLA.)

NCAAB odds on Purdue’s noise-making were getting better by the season, and betting tips could safely mention the Boilermakers among other national powerhouses.

Rose left after those two solid seasons, and Gene Keady, who took Western Kentucky to the NCAA Tournament in 1980, was brought aboard. Thus began another marvelous stretch of sustained success for the Boilermakers, who would become a fixture on the big stage for the next two-plus decades.

Keady’s third team in 1982-83 made it to the NCAA Tournament and scored a first-round win. That was the first of six straight visits to the event for Purdue, which would also reach the NCAAs eight times in a row at the end of the 1990s.

Overall, Keady won six Big Ten titles in the regular season and brought his team to the NCAA Tournament 17 times. The court at Mackey Arena is now named in his honor.

Already an annual factor in the Big Ten, Purdue’s program jumped to another level with the addition of Glenn “Big Dog” Robinson in the early 1990s. Due to eligibility issues, Robinson had to redshirt a season, which made his remarkable debut campaign that much more special to Boilermakers fans who had to wait for his arrival on the court.

Robinson put up 24.1 points per game in that season -from 1992 to 1993- and then dominated the following season, averaging over 30 points per game and winning AP Player of the Year honors. The star forward led Purdue to the Elite Eight that season before the team fell to eventual national runner-up Duke, with Robinson shooting 6-for-22 in the loss.

The Boilermakers remained a factor for the rest of the 1990s, but ethical violations torpedoed their progress at the end of the decade and even forced them to forfeit a 1996 NCAA Tournament win. Keady struggled to put the pieces back together and was out after a 7-21 record in 2004-05.

Fortunately, a ready-made replacement in Keady’s mold was able to slide right in. Matt Painter, who played for Keady at Purdue and was a captain as a senior in 1992-93, took over. After one rocky debut season that included injuries, suspensions, and very few wins, Painter began to flood the program with quality recruits.

The Boilermakers made it to the NCAA Tournament each year from 2007 through 2012. They’ve been back to the event every season it’s been held since 2015, entering as a 2- or 3-seed several times. The 2017-18 edition won 30 games for the first time in program history and last season’s squad got to 29.

Led by the current Detroit Piston, that unit could shoot the rock. Purdue Boilermakers team stats last season displayed the seventh-highest field-goal percentage in the country at 49.0 percent.

Alas, through all the success, there hasn’t been a Final Four run since 1980.

Purdue Boilermakers Basketball FAQs

What is the highest win total in Purdue Boilermakers history?

The Boilermakers reached the 30-win mark one time in 2017-18, claiming 19 victories in a row at one point.

What was the worst season in Purdue Boilermakers history?

The 1952-53 team had the worst winning percentage in team history with a .182 mark (4-18). More recently, the 2004-05 edition set the program record for losses by going 7-21.

Who is the greatest player in Purdue Boilermakers history?

Most readers will better remember Glenn “Big Dog” Robinson, who once averaged over 30 points per game and won both the Naismith and Wooden awards in 1994, leading Purdue to the Elite Eight.
However, it’s hard to go against Rick Mount here. The school’s all-time leading scorer led the program to its first NCAA Tournament in 1969, when he averaged 33.3 points. He’d bump that mark up to 35.4 the following season before going to the ABA, where he won a title in a career marked by injuries.
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