If the Boilermakers make a march to big things in coming weeks, Rapheal Davis will have played a big role.
So much of Rapheal Davis’ game is about hustle and defense. [ MORE: View our Big Ten tournament central page ] The Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year showed off these qualities in Purdue’s 64-59 win over Penn State on Friday afternoon in the Big Ten tourney quarterfinals. Davis really flashed the hustle on a loose ball in the second half, when, trying to save the ball from going out of bounds, he crashed into press row and landed on the walkway between the first and second rows of media. If you’re wondering, yes, Davis saved the ball to
Raphael Davis has been a key cog in the Boilermakers’ recent rise to relevancy. BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart sat down with Davis to talk about the team and so much more.
You don’t have to tell Purdue’s Rapheal Davis that this has been a disappointing season. He’s living it. And, it’s not much fun. But the sophomore guard is soldiering on as the losses mount and the hope dwindles in West Lafayette. Davis and the Boilermakers will try to stop the bleeding when first-place Michigan comes to Mackey Arena on Wednesday night. Purdue is coming off one of its most numbing losses of the season, falling 76-57 at Nebraska in a game that wasn’t even that close. The loss—the most lopsided of the season for the Boilers–also may have been rock-bottom.