How high is NBA Draft stock of Purdue’s Robbie Hummel? (Video)

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The Sports Bank’s Ngozi Ekeledo stopped by the 2012 NBA Draft Combine’s Media Day and talked to Purdue’s tough man Robbie Hummel about the Big Ten’s physical play serving as preparation for the NBA.

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Purdue’s Robbie Hummel wins top senior award

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Purdue All-American forward Robbie Hummel has been selected as the 2012 Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award winner. Hummel is Purdue’s first-ever winner of the award, given annually to the most outstanding senior in NCAA Division I men’s basketball.

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Michigan State Needs to Fix Defensive Lapses to Become Elite

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This what #9 Michigan State has given up in scoring in their four losses: 67 to North Carolina, 74 to Duke, 81 to Northwestern, 6o to Michigan.

In their 16 wins, they’ve held everyone under 70 with the exception of Lehigh; a game they won 90-81. The losses to the Wolverines and Tar Heels were much more on the offense than the D, but the pattern is still obvious: when the Spartans play defense like a traditional Tom Izzo team is known to do, they are elite.

They look like an Elite Eight, Final Four team. But when they have those occasional defensive lapses, which have been few and far between, they look like an ordinary team.

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Mich St Fans Get Repulsive; Draymond Tips Ball into Purdue Goal

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Michigan State may have absolutely slaughtered Purdue 83-58 yesterday, but the battle between the two traditional Big Ten powers still had some embarrassing, and down-right dark moments in the lop-sided win.

Spartans leader (in scoring, rebounding and emotion) Draymond Green accidentally stuffed the ball home for Purdue (watch video after the jump). But much worse, the Izzone, the MSU student cheering section went really low and class-less in heckling Boilermakers star Robbie Hummel.

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Thunderous Buzzer Beater Tip Dunk by Purdue’s Robbie Hummel (Video)

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Purdue senior forward Robbie Hummel had a sweet buzzer-beating tip-dunk at the end of the first-half buzzer of a Boilermakers’ win earlier this year.

Today it was announced that the play was nominated for GEICO Play of the Year. Watch it after the jump.

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Purdue’s Robbie Hummel OUT FOR SEASON

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It appears that the curse bedeviling Purdue’s football team has now carried over to basketball. This is just ridiculous for the Boilermakers.

They lost their starting QB, tailback and the best WR in the Big Ten for the season. Now they lost their best and most important player in basketball, coincidentally a year after they lost him down the stretch of what could have been a very a special season. I turn to Twitter:
BTNMikeHall Mike Hall by ThePaintCrew

I cant believe this RT @BTNBrentsBlog:Purdues Robbie Hummel will miss the 2010-11 season after tearing his ACL on Saturday.

and later this tweet from the Purdue student section, which accurately sums it up:

ThePaintCrew F*** this, this is not fair

Agreed, it’s not fair. This is Hummel’s third major injury in four years, my heart bleeds for you guys.

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So who grabs Purdue’s #1 Seed Now?

By Paul M. Banks

When #14 Michigan State meets #3 Purdue on Sunday, it’ll have huge influence on who wins the Big Ten regular season title. But beyond that…who will eventually take Purdue’s #1 seed in the NCAA tourney now?

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Boilermakers Big 10 Chances Depend on Robbie Hummel

By Paul M. Banks

If Purdue is going to get back into the Big Ten race, a lot of it will depend on their star forward Robbie Hummel.

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