March 20, 2017
Purdue forward Caleb Swanigan (50) celebrates with forward Vincent Edwards (12) after scoring a basket as Northwestern center Dererk Pardon reacts as he walks to the bench during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Sunday, March 5, 2017, in Evanston, Ill. Purdue won 69-65.
When Purdue sophomore forward Caleb Swanigan steps onto a basketball court his individual production has become a foregone conclusion. The 6-foot-9, 250-pound Big Ten Player of the Year goes by his lifelong alias of “Biggie,” but one could accurately also call him Mr. Double-Double. His surname or nickname could be heard on a near-constant loop inside locker rooms at Sprint Center Wednesday, as he, his teammates and Purdue’s upcoming opponents, the Kansas Jayhawks, spoke at length about their Sweet 16 showdown. By Benton Smith
An opponent of each team during the 2016-17 season, Nebraska basketball coach Tim Miles on Monday broke down top-seeded Kansas’ upcoming match-up with fourth-seeded Purdue, set for approximately 8:39 p.m. Thursday in the Sweet 16 in Kansas City, Mo. By Matt Tait