Game at Texas Highlights Non-Con Slate
May 17, 2018

2018-19 Schedule

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue men's basketball head coach Matt Painter has announced the Boilermakers' non-conference schedule for the upcoming 2018-19 season.

The Boilermakers will begin their 121st season of basketball Tuesday, Nov. 6, when Fairfield visits Mackey Arena for the second straight season. Purdue knocked down a then-school record 19 3-pointers en route to a 106-64 win in mid-November.

The Boilermakers remain home for their next contest as in-state rival Ball State visits Mackey Arena on Saturday, Nov. 10. It will be the first meeting between the teams since Dec. 2012, and Purdue leads the series by a 9-2 advantage.

After traveling to Charleston, South Carolina, for the Charleston Classic that features Wichita State, Alabama, Davidson, Virginia Tech, Ball State, Appalachian State and Northeastern for three games on Nov. 15, 16, and 18, Purdue will return home to host Robert Morris on Friday, Nov. 23. Purdue leads the series with the Colonials by a 2-0 margin, meeting during the 1982-83 and 2001-02 seasons.

Purdue’s games in the ACC / Big Ten Challenge and opening weekend in the Big Ten Conference will be announced at a later date and be played in late November and early December, following the Robert Morris contest.

Purdue will begin a home-and-home with Texas on Dec. 9, 2018, traveling to Austin, for a marquis non-conference contest with the Longhorns. Texas will return the trip to Mackey Arena during the 2019-20 season. Texas leads the all-time series with Purdue by a 2-1 advantage with the last meeting coming during the 2003 NCAA Tournament. It will be Purdue’s first home-and-home with a major-conference program since a four-game set with West Virginia from 2010-13.

The four major in-state programs will convene on Bankers’ Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis for one of college basketball’s premier events, the eighth-annual Crossroads Classic on Saturday, Dec. 15. The Boilermakers will face Notre Dame with Butler taking on Indiana. Notre Dame leads the series with Purdue by a 22-21 margin, but Purdue owns a two-game winning streak in the event.

The Boilermakers will close out their non-conference portion of the schedule with a pair of games against strong mid-major programs. Ohio will visit Mackey Arena on Dec. 20, while Belmont comes to West Lafayette for a Dec. 29, contest. Purdue leads the Ohio series by a 4-2 margin and holds a 1-0 advantage over Belmont.

Purdue is coming off its second straight Sweet 16 appearance, posting a 30-7 overall record and 15-3 Big Ten mark.

Ticket information will be available at a later date. For more information, call the Purdue Athletics ticket office at 800.49SPORT.



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