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Purdue 76, Michigan 59: Boilers Reach Big Ten Final

Purdue will play for the Big Ten Tournament Championship for the third time.

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Aaron Jarrell Hammons

Michigan could not stop him. All of their attempts were futile as he torched them for 27 points, 11 rebounds, and three blocked shots. When Michigan made a late run to cut it to six, AJ was there. When Purdue started hot, AJ was there. When AJ needed a breather, Isaac Haas filled in for 11 points. Once again, AJ Hammons became AJ HAMMONS: DESTROYER OF WORLDS!

Now Purdue will go to play for the Big Ten Tournament Championship and has a very good shot at a No. 3 seed when the NCAA bracket is revealed tomorrow. By all appearances, Purdue is peaking at the right time as they took a good Michigan team and never trailed on their way to a comfortable win.

Vince Edwards had a quite 16 and Rapheal Davis had six, putting him only three points away from 1,000 for his career.

I will have more from the press conference in a moment, but come on down to Indy tomorrow afternoon. It is time to hang another Big Ten banner in Mackey Arena, and Purdue looks like it has a lot more in mind.