MBB Unveils Full Non-Conference Slate
June 12, 2017

2017-18 Schedule / Ticket Information / Buy Season Tickets

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Purdue men's basketball head coach Matt Painter has announced the Boilermakers' non-conference schedule for the upcoming 2017-18 season, which features the 50th anniversary of Mackey Arena's first game.

The unofficial start to the season begins Nov. 1, with the Boilermakers' only exhibition game of the year coming against Carroll College (Mont.) in Mackey Arena. The Fighting Saints will be making their second trip to Mackey Arena in three years under Purdue alum Carson Cunningham. Under Cunningham, Carroll College has turned into one of NAIA's best teams, posting a 29-5 record last year, four years removed from posting a 2-25 mark (2012-13 season).

Purdue officially begins its 120th season with a pair of games on opening weekend, hosting SIU Edwardsville on Nov. 10, and Chicago State on Nov. 12. The contest with Chicago State is part of the Purdue's appearance in the Battle 4 Atlantis.

Making its second appearance in the Gavitt Games, Purdue looks for its first win in the event, traveling to Marquette on Nov. 14.

Purdue will return home for a contest against Fairfield on Nov. 18, before traveling to paradise and the Battle 4 Atlantis. Historically one of the strongest fields in college basketball, Purdue will play three games against a group of seven other teams consisting of Arizona, Villanova, SMU, Tennessee, North Carolina State, Northern Iowa and Western Kentucky. The field features four teams (Purdue, Arizona, Villanova, SMU) that won their regular-season conference championships a year ago.

Following the appearance in Atlantis, Purdue will tune up for conference play with the Big Ten / ACC Challenge against Louisville in Mackey Arena on either Nov. 27, 28, or 29.

The Boilermakers will open Big Ten play the next weekend with a pair of games, one home and one on the road, before returning to non-conference play at home with a pair of in-state games against Valparaiso on Dec. 7, and IUPUI on Dec. 10.

The Boilermakers will then look for their second straight in the Crossroads Classic, facing Butler on Dec. 16, at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.

Purdue closes out its non-conference schedule with a pair of games against teams from Tennessee, hosting Tennessee State on Dec. 21, and Lipscomb on Dec. 30.

Purdue will return six of its top seven scorers and welcome in a highly-regarded recruiting class.

Season tickets are now on sale for as little as $17 a ticket for 18 home games. The best available seating will be assigned within each price category after the season renewal deadline later this summer. For more information, call the Purdue Athletics ticket office at 800.49SPORT.



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