Dakota Mathias, Vince Edwards and P.J Thompson combined for 46 first-half points and No. 19 Purdue made 13 of 18 shots from 3-point range before halftime, crushing Fairfield 106-64 on Saturday night.
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Isaac Haas scored 22 points, and No. 19 Purdue capitalized on its size advantage in the paint to beat Marquette 86-71 on Tuesday night.
Carsen Edwards scored a career-high 25 points, Vince Edwards added 15 points and 12 rebounds, and No. 20 Purdue routed Chicago State 111-42 on Sunday.
No. 20 Purdue got 15 first-half points from Dakota Mathias and ran away to a 115-74 season-opening victory over Southern Illinois-Edwarsville on Friday night.
Seth Walder ESPN Analytics
The four teams with the highest chance to reach the Final Four, according to our Basketball Power Index: Wichita State (27%) Villanova (25%) Kansas (24%) Purdue (15%)
Purdue added two more post players and Indianapolis' top player in Wednesday's signing class.
The middle of the conference will be more interesting than the title race this season.
The numbers give Purdue a 15 percent chance of reaching San Antonio and a 5 percent chance to finally bring home the school's first national title trophy.
The Boilermakers open the season five spots lower in the AP poll than they did a season ago, behind three other Big Ten teams.
Holly Rowe ESPN Reporter
Really neat to work with former Purdue great, Robbie Hummel, he joins ESPN as a analyst this season. We put him to work today for Iowa State fans.
In an effort to create more excitement for fans, the Big Ten officially decided it will move from an 18-game conference slate in men's basketball to a 20-game schedule next season.
Swanigan is the lone starter lost from the 2016-17 Boilermakers. Isaac Haas appears ready to assume the role as Purdue's primary big man.
The mobile and athletic Dowuona gives Purdue and coach Matt Painter the immediate-impact center they've been looking for.
Seth Greenberg and Dan Dakich discuss Purdue's performance in the World University games, the outlook of the Big Ten, the passing of Jud Heathcote and more.
The Boilermakers' senior appears to match the qualifications for a 3-and-D wing quite nicely.
Despite losing Caleb Swanigan to the NBA draft, Purdue ranks among the top 10 in the initial 2017-18 Basketball Power Index.
After a decorated college career, Caleb Swanigan is out to leave a strong impression on the Trail Blazers.
ESPN Stats and Information
Caleb Swanigan is the highest drafted Purdue player since Glenn Robinson went No. 1 overall to the Bucks in 1994.
ESPN Stats and Information
Caleb Swanigan goes No. 26 to the Trail Blazers. His 28 double-doubles were the most in Division I last season and the most by a major conference player since Blake Griffin had a major-conference record 30 in 2008-09.