Head Coach: Matt Painter
Location: West Lafayette, IN
Conference: B1G 10
Mascots: Boilermaker Special, Purdue Pete
Last time out: Lost to Michigan St
Typical Rotation Depth: Everyone with a jersey
Line: Huskers by 5.5
Offense: Everything in the paint
Tempo: Run and Gun
Fun Fact: Purdue gets 41.2% of their minutes off the bench, 10th highest % in Div I
0 Tai Webster 6-4 194 Fr
5 Terran Petteway 6-6 209 Jr
31 Shavon Shields 6-7 219 So
2 David Rivers 6-7 198 Jr
35 Walter Pitchford 6-10 234 So
3 Ronnie Johnson 6-0 178 So
0 Terone Johnson 6-4 198 Sr
35 Rapheal Davis 6-5 211 So
5 Basil Smotherman 6-5 222 Fr
20 A.J. Hammons 7-0 251 So
Keys to the Game for the Huskers
- Slowing down Purdue's Transition Game
- Containing A.J. Hammons
- Keeping Purdue off the offensive glass
Last time vs Purdue
Nebraska had a 58-55 lead with 6:43 to go in the second half while scoring 6 points the rest of the way. AJ Hammons put up 18 points but the 10 extra FT attempts were the biggest difference between winning and losing the game.
Purdue is a young, inconsistent team that constantly rotates players in and out of the lineup with AJ Hammons and the Johnson brothers playing the most minutes.
A big part of what Nebraska does on defense is limit transition offense at the expense of offensive rebounds...a big part of what Purdue wants to do.
This is yet another game where the Huskers are favored to win against a team that has struggled to score on the road in the B1G. Nebraska needs to keep playing team defense and this should be another Husker victory.
Prediction: Nebraska 74 - Purdue 65 with a 92% chance of Runzas