The pride of Purdue Fort Wayne basketball, John Konchar, secured a career-high 17 rebounds to go with 15 points, leading his Memphis Grizzlies to a, 116-108, comeback victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Thursday night.
Mitchell Fineran kicked a 39-yard field goal in overtime and Purdue finished off its best season since 2003 by overcoming a 14-point deficit and beating Tennessee 48-45 on Thursday in a record-setting Music City Bowl.
Williams had 21 points and 11 rebounds off the bench for Purdue (8-1, 1-1 Big Ten), which was a unanimous No. 1 in this week’s AP Top 25, the program’s first time atop the poll. Its stay will be brief.
On a day when No. 6 Notre Dame did little wrong in a 55-0 shutout of beleaguered Georgia Tech on Saturday, coach Brian Kelly made a pitch for his team’s postseason aspirations in the College Football Playoff.
The Purdue Fort Wayne Mastodons men’s basketball team returns the bulk of their talent from a season ago, while the women’s basketball team brings in a new, yet proven, head coach in Maria Marchesano to lead a young squad.
After getting an earful from Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly, Jack Coan delivered the big blow — a 70-yard touchdown pass to Kevin Austin at the end of the first half — and the No. 8 Fighting Irish shut down Navy’s triple-option attack in a 34-6 victory Saturday.