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    Game Day Essentials: Game #21 vs Purdue


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    • Nebraska Cornhuskers (9-11) vs Purdue Boilermakers (17-4)

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      Date: Sunday Jan. 29

      Time: 3:30 pm CST 
      Arena: PBA

      TV Broadcast:  BTN

    Purdue Info

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    Head Coach: Matt Painter
    Location: West Lafayette, IN
    Conference: B1G
    Nickname: Boilermakers

    Mascot: Purdue Pete, Boilermaker Special

    Shirt not to wear: Yellow, Black, Thomas the train

    Pregame drink not to have: Beer containing a shot of whisky
    Last time out: Beat Michigan St
    Typical Rotation Depth: 8+
    Line: Purdue by 9
    Tempo: "B1G fast"
    Style: High assist, High 3pt shooting
    4 Factors Good: Not fouling, Not giving up rebounds, shooting, defending
    4 Factors Bad: Losing in the Turnover Game

    Four Factors
    Effective FG%: 57.4 11 46.4 38 50.3
    Turnover %: 19.0 183 17.0 281 18.9
    Off. Reb. %: 32.7 84 22.9 7 29.6
    FTA/FGA: 34.7 188 20.6 1 35.4

    Most Frequently Used Lineup over the last 5 games

     

    5 Glynn Watson
    6-0  175  So
    0 Tai Webster
    6-4  195  Sr
    11 Evan Taylor
    6-5  206  Jr
    15 Isaiah Roby
    6-8  214  Fr
    12 Michael Jacobson
    6-9  230  So
    23.6
    11 PJ Thompson
    5-10  185  Jr
    3 Carsen Edwards
    6-0  190  Fr
    31 Dakota Mathias
    6-4  200  Jr
    12 Vincent Edwards
    6-8  225  Jr
    50 Caleb Swanigan
    6-9  250  So
    32.7
     

     

    Player to watch: Caleb Swanigan

    After struggling last year the 5 star McDonald's All-American is essentially a lock for 1st team All-B1G. The future NBA player is averaging a double-double and is shooting 50% from 3.

     

    The Skinny

    Ed Morrow is a game time decision. He's practiced the last two days and he's expected to come back either today or Thursday vs Michigan St.

     

    Purdue's big front line of Swanigan, Isaac Hass, and Vincent Edwards gets all the attention but it's the 3pt shooting guards that Matt Painter rolls out that makes Purdue such a load offensively. How much can Jacobson slow down Swanigan? Who is slowing down Swanigan when he's on the floor with Haas? How many minutes can a foul prone Jordy play against a front court that generates a lot of contact? The Purdue offense typically works quickly so it's really about pushing pace in order to goad the Boilermakers into quick shots they hopefully won't make nor rebound for easy put backs.

     

    Offensively, the Boilermakers don't foul a lot but they have a surprising lack of blocks and turnovers. I admittedly have not seen enough of them to know whether teams cannot penetrate past the guards with ease or if teams don't want to drive the lane against the height of Purdue. Look for vary their attack based on whether or not Haas is on the floor for rim protection. 

     

    This Purdue team is 2-2 on the road including an Iowa team that shot the ball well and made a defensive stand in the end. This is the sort of effort that it will take from Nebraska to win this one. The Huskers changed up their routine to stay at a hotel tonight. Is that the boost they need? Do they have the confidence to make shots in this game?

     

    Prediction: Purdue 82 Nebraska 72 with a 68% chance of Runzas

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