INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Coach Matt Painter blames himself for Purdue's recent slide. So this year, he's going back to basics.
After enduring 35 losses over the last two seasons and a last-place Big Ten finish in 2013-14, Painter is trying to re-create the blue-collar, overachieving culture that has traditionally defined Boilermakers basketball.
"I said it last year, and I got interviewed late in the season about, you know, it's not a school district. That's on me," Painter said. "We just have to get more of a Purdue guy. We feel like we have done that."