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Purdue out-rebounded one of the country's best rebounding teams

In the gold medal game, which Purdue lost to Lithuania, the Boilermakers were out-rebounded 44-32.

Posted: Jan. 4, 2018 7:05 PM
Updated: Jan. 4, 2018 7:05 PM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Each of Purdue's seven-footers (Isaac Haas and Matt Haarms) played more than half the game against Rutgers Wednesday night.

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When a team has thatmuch size, you'd think reboundign would come easy.

It didn't over the summer, when Purdue represented Team USA in the World University Games.

In the gold medal game, which Purdue lost to Lithuania, the Boilermakers were out-rebounded 44-32.

In a massive turnaround, Purdue looked great on the boards Wednesday night against Rutgers.

The Scarlet Knights are the number two team in the country in total rebounds this season; but Purdue grabbed 45 rebounds Wednesday, to just 27 for Rutgers.

See the video above for reaction from Isaac Haas and Matt Painter.

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