Q&A: Purdue head coach Matt Painter

The following is a transcript from Purdue head coach Matt Painter's press conference on Friday afternoon at the Bradley Center in Milwaukee.  Q. Matt, for those of us who don't see a whole lot of Iowa State, what are their strengths, how do you attack them...

VEGAS: Purdue the early, slight favorite vs. Cyclones

Mar 16, 2017; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Purdue Boilermakers forward Vince Edwards (12) drives around defender Vermont Catamounts forward Anthony Lamb (3) during the second half of the game in the first round of the NCAA Tournament at BMO Harris Bradley Center. Mandatory Cre...

NOTEBOOK: Who in the heck are these guys calling?

Mar 16, 2017; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Iowa State Cyclones forward Darrell Bowie (10) celebrates during the first half of the game against the Nevada Wolf Pack in the first round of the NCAA Tournament at BMO Harris Bradley Center. Mandatory Credit: James Lang-USA TOD...

WILLIAMS: Razor sharp focus the story in Round of 64

Mar 16, 2017; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Iowa State Cyclones guard Deonte Burton (30) shoots past defender Nevada Wolf Pack guard Josh Hall (33) during the second half of the game in the first round of the NCAA Tournament at BMO Harris Bradley Center. Mandatory Credit: Jam...

PREVIEW: Expect Monte’s best vs. Nevada

Mar 15, 2017; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Iowa State Cyclones guard Monte Morris (11) practices for their first round game of the NCAA Tournament at BMO Harris Bradley Center. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports MILWAUKEE — Cheering for the underdog is what ...

NOTEBOOK: Marquette locker room an odd feeling for Burton

Nov 28, 2014; Kissimmee, FL, USA; Marquette Golden Eagles guard/forward Deonte Burton (30) and guard Matt Carlino (13) talk against the Michigan State Spartans during the first half at HP Field House. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports MILWAUKEE — Fifth-seede...

WILLIAMS: Addressing two elephants in the room

MILWAUKEE — Let’s just get these two storylines out of the way now. Being that three members of Iowa State’s roster - Deonte Burton, Darrell Bowie and Donovan Jackson - are all from the city of Milwaukee, will that be a distraction leading up to Thursda...

MONDAY MUSINGS: The reality of the 12-5 upset

Mar 4, 2017; Reno, NV, USA; Nevada forward Jordan Caroline (24) and D.J. Fenner (15) celebrate their Mountain West Championship after defeating Colorado State 85-72 at Lawlor Events Center. Mandatory Credit: Lance Iversen-USA TODAY Sports Everybody college ...