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The Purdue Preview & Game Thread

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The Purdue Preview & Game Thread

Date: 1/10/23

Location: Lincoln, NE

TV/Streaming: Peacock

Radio: Huskers Radio Network including KLIN (1400 AM) in Lincoln, KXSP (590 AM) in Omaha and KRVN (880 AM) in Lexington and will also be available on Huskers.com and the Huskers app.

Record: 14-1 (3-1 Big Ten Conference)

Head Coach: Matt Painter (19th Season)

Preview:

(from Huskers.com)

Purdue comes to Lincoln with a 14-1 record following an 83-78 win over No. 9 Illinois last Friday. The Boilermakers have been battle tested with wins over Gonzaga, Tennessee, Marquette, Alabama and Arizona during non-conference action. Purdue’s only loss is a three-point OT loss at Northwestern on Dec. 1.

Purdue returned all five starters from a team that swept the Big Ten regular-season and tournament titles and won 29 games last season for Matt Painter, who is in his 19th season at Purdue.

Purdue’s attack starts with Zach Edey, as the 7-foot-4 center looks to become a two-time national player of the year. Edey leads the Big Ten in scoring (22.3 ppg), rebounding (10.6 rpg) and field goal percentage (.634) and has nine double doubles in Purdue’s 15 contests. Edey is one of four Boilermakers averaging double figures, as guards Braden Smith (13.0 ppg, 6.7 apg), Fletcher Loyer (10.9 ppg) and Lance Jones (11.2 ppg) provide perimeter scoring. Purdue averages over 85 points per game and leads the Big Ten in 3-point percentage (.394).