WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – The Purdue men’s basketball team clinched at least a share of the 2016-17 Big Ten Championship after defeating Indiana, 86-75, at Mackey Arena on Tuesday. The Boilermakers are 13-4 in Big Ten play with one game remaining, while every other Big Ten team has at least five conference losses.
Purdue’s Caleb Swanigan finished with a game-high 21 points and 10 rebounds, securing his nation-leading 24th double-double of the season. Dakota Mathias scored 19 points, while Vincent Edwards added 15 points, seven rebounds and seven assists. Indiana was paced by James Blackmon Jr.’s 16 points and five assists.
Purdue has now won a conference-record 23 Big Ten Championships, and claims its first crown since 2010. The Boilermakers can secure the outright Big Ten Championship with one more conference win. Purdue will travel to Northwestern in the regular season finale on Sunday.
The 2017 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament will be held at Verizon Center in Washington D.C. for the first time from March 8-12. All-session tickets remain available at the Verizon Center box office, Ticketmaster.com or charge by phone at 800-745-3000. For more information, including a full bracket, ticket and lodging information, go to bigten.org.