No. 3 Purdue Set for Sparty Showdown
Feb. 9, 2018

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GAMEDAY INFO
No. 3 Purdue (23-3, 12-1) at No. 4 Michigan State (23-3, 11-2)
Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018 / ESPN / Bob Wischusen, Dick Vitale, Allison Williams
East Lansing, Michigan / Breslin Center (14,797)

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - No. 3-ranked Purdue looks to rebound from its first loss since Thanksgiving at No. 4-ranked Michigan State in the Boilermakers’ first top-5 showdown in almost 30 years.

Bob Wischusen, Dick Vitale and Allison Williams will provide the call on ESPN, tipping off Saturday at 4 p.m. ET. Larry Clisby and Rob Blackman will handle the radio broadcast on the Purdue Radio Network. Fans can receive in-game updates on Purdue Basketball’s official Twitter account (@BoilerBall) and live stats will be available on PurdueSports.com.

Wednesday’s loss to Ohio State was Purdue’s first in Big Ten play and dropped the Boilermakers into a first-place tie in the league standings at 12-1 with the Buckeyes. Michigan State is one game back at 11-2, in what has become the best three-team race in America.

Purdue is looking to avoid its second straight league loss for the first time since 2014-15.

Purdue remains on the road next week, traveling to Wisconsin on Thursday.

Looking Back
• Purdue saw its school-record 19-game winning streak end in Wednesday’s 64-63 loss to No. 14-ranked Ohio State. The loss also snapped Purdue’s 21-game homecourt winning streak, which had been the second longest in America.
• Purdue’s 63 points were a season low and the fewest since scoring 62 against Michigan State in the 2016 Big Ten Tournament finals.
• Purdue lost for the first time on American soil since March 23, 2017, vs. Kansas.
• Purdue shot under 44.3 percent for the first time since Nov. 28, 2017, vs. Louisville, a span of 17 straight games.
• Ohio State led for 2 minutes and 27 seconds.
Carsen Edwards scored a career-high 28 points and has scored in double figures in nine straight games, surpassing 800 career points in the loss.

The Numbers to Know
• 3: Number of Purdue wins in the last 10 meetings against Michigan State, the fewest of any Big Ten team.
• 3: Purdue’s AP ranking -- matching its highest since being ranked No. 2 on March 7, 1988.
• 3: Number of teams unbeaten in “true” road games this year (Purdue, Saint Mary’s, Ohio State).
• 4: Purdue has won 12 league games in four straight years for the second time in school history.
• 8: Consecutive road wins dating to last year, the second-longest streak in the country.
• 8: Purdue’s national rank in winning percentage since the start of 2015-16 season (.792).
• 9: Consecutive double-figure scoring games for Carsen Edwards (17.4 PPG in that span).
• 10: Largest deficit in Big Ten play this season.
• 23: Through Wednesday, Purdue and Michigan State both led the country in victories.
• 4,705: Combined career points by Purdue’s senior class (36.2 points per game for career).
 

 

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