After Purdue’s season opening loss to Bucknell, head coach Matt Painter preached that his team needed to be more consistent and play with more maturity.
Two days later, the Boilers, with a revamped starting lineup, showed signs that the message had sunk in, but still have room to grow.
“Coach Painter has been doing this for a long time. He knows what he is doing. Also, with that being said, we did lose our first game and he was trying to wake us up and I think he was trying to prove a point,” said Anthony Johnson.