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IU basketball: Purdue at Indiana game day essentials

Game Day Essentials:

 No. 1 Purdue (22-1, 11-1) at No. 21 Indiana (15-7, 6-5)

  • Tip Time: 4:00 p.m. Eastern
  • Location: Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall (17,222), Bloomington, Indiana
  • Television: ESPN (Bob Wischusen, Dick Vitale, Kris Budden)
  • Stream: Watch ESPN
  • IU Radio Network: IU Radio Network
  • Point Spread: Purdue is a 1-point favorite
  • KenPom Projected Score: No. 3 Purdue 72  No. 21 Indiana 70
  • Series: Purdue leads 125-90. Purdue won last meeting 69-67 on Mar. 5, 2022

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Gameday Line for General Admission:

IU Athletics is modifying its standard procedures for Indiana University students with General Admission game tickets.

Students with GA tickets will be permitted to start lining up on the IU Athletics campus at 9 a.m. Saturday, seven hours before the scheduled 4 p.m. tip-off. Traditionally, the GA lineup begins five hours before IU games. In addition, due to a forecast that includes sub-20-degree temperatures, the GA lineup for Saturday’s game will be relocated indoors to the Gladstein Fieldhouse. Gladstein Fieldhouse is located to the east of Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall and behind Wilkinson Hall.

Students with GA tickets can enter through Gladstein Fieldhouse’s southeast corner doors beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday. Anyone attempting to line-up before 9 a.m. Saturday will be asked to leave/escorted from the premises.

In addition to the normal GA lineup protocols that include the prohibition of saving spots/cutting in line, students are asked to refrain from either eating or drinking if they are standing on the Gladstein Fieldhouse turf.

Honoring Don Fischer:

The Indiana University athletics program is celebrating the 50-year career of the “Voice of the Hoosiers” football and basketball teams, Don Fischer. He will be honored in Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall at halftime of Saturday’s game with Purdue.

In 1973, WIRE-Radio in Indianapolis had obtained the rights to be the first exclusive network of IU sports, and they needed a sportscaster to call the games. At the age of 26, Fischer, who was doing more than 175 play-by-play games a year, fit the bill, beginning a 50-year run, which continues to this day and has included more than 2,000 games.

Fischer has the fourth longest tenure of all play-by-play announcers in Division I college basketball.

Purdue’s Matt Painter:

Matt Painter is in his 18th season as head coach of the Boilermakers.

While at Purdue, Painter has been a model of consistency. He has made the NCAA Tournament 13 times, has six Sweet 16 appearances, three Big Ten regular-season championships and one Big Ten Tournament title.

His overall record of 384-192 (.667) in his 17 full seasons there is good for just under 23 wins per year. During the 2021-22 campaign, he led Purdue to their first No. 1 overall ranking in school history.

Painter played at Purdue under Gene Keady from 1990-93, leading the Boilermakers to three NCAA Tournament bids and an NIT appearance. His 276 assists rank 20th on the program’s career list.

Purdue’s results and roster:

Purdue has been nearly flawless this season, holding a 22-1 overall record and an 11-1 mark in Big Ten play.

They currently have five wins over KenPom top-30 teams (Marquette, West Virginia, Gonzaga, Duke, Rutgers) and have the nation’s fourth longest active winning streak at nine games.

Purdue Notes:

  • With Purdue ranked No. 1 this week in both the AP and coaches poll, the Boilermakers have now been ranked No. 1 in eight weeks in the last two years. Since the 2018-19 season, only Gonzaga (36), Baylor (11) and Kansas (10) have been ranked No. 1 in more weeks than Purdue. Prior to last season, Purdue had never been ranked No. 1 in school history.
  • Purdue’s 22-1 record is the program’s best 23-game start in school history. A win over Indiana will give Purdue a 23-1 record through 24 games, just the third time since 2000 that a Big Ten team would start the season 22-1 (2011 Ohio State – 24-0; 2005 Illinois – 29-0).
  • Purdue’s seven-game road winning streak is tied for the nation’s longest with Houston and UC Santa Barbara. Purdue is 11-0 away from Mackey Arena, easily the most wins away from home for a power-conference team (Alabama, Arizona, Tennessee – 8).
  • Purdue has a 9-1 quad-1 record, six of them against teams ranked in the NCAA Net’s top 30 (Gonzaga, West Virginia, Marquette, Duke, Maryland). Seven of the wins have come away from Mackey Arena.
  • After being one of the final two teams in the country with zero losses (New Mexico was last), Purdue is now the only team nationally with just one loss (Purdue). Remarkably, just three teams nationally have two or fewer losses and Purdue is the only major program in that group. Just four power-conference teams have three or fewer losses (Purdue, Alabama, Arizona, Virginia).
  • Purdue has MADE 340 free throws this season, while opponents have SHOT just 217. Purdue has made 184 more free throws (340 to 154) than its foes this season, the highest discrepancy in the nation (Purdue +191, North Carolina +174, Iowa +152, Providence +137, UAB +129).
  • Purdue has held 24 straight opponents to 70 points or less, tied for the longest streak in the country with Saint Mary’s.
  • Purdue is ranked No. 1 in this week’s AP Top 25 rankings for the seventh week this season. Purdue is the sixth Big Ten team to voted No. 1 twice in the same season (Indiana – 2013, 1993; Michigan – 1977, 1965; Ohio State – 2011). Purdue is 9-2 all-time as the nation’s No. 1-ranked team with both losses coming on buzzer-beaters by Rutgers.
  • Zach Edey ranks No. 1 in the KenPom POY ratings by a significant margin and has been the game MVP in 16 of the 22 Purdue games that he has played in (missed New Orleans with the flu). Edey has scored 10 or more points in 39 straight games — the nation’s longest streak.
  • Edey was named the Big Ten Player of the Week (shared with Indiana’s Trayce Jackson-Davis) for the fifth time this season. It marks the fourth most for a player in Big Ten history (Evan Turner – 7). With five more weeks to go, the record is in sight.
  • Fletcher Loyer was named the Big Ten’s Player and Freshman of the Week (Jan. 17) becoming the first freshman since Illinois’ Kofi Cockburn in Nov. 2019, to win Player of the Week honors, and the first Purdue freshman since Robbie Hummel in Feb. 2008, to earn the honor.

Purdue’s 2022-23 KenPom Highlights:

Tempo – No. 330 (Offense No. 334 / Defense No. 306)

Offensive Efficiency – No. 2

  • Purdue’s effective field goal percentage of 52.7 percent is No. 72 nationally. They are No. 47 nationally in two-point percentage (53.8) and rank No. 182 in three-point percentage (33.9).
  • Indiana will have to do a good job on the glass, as the Boilermakers get offensive rebounds on 38.1 percent of possessions, No. 3.
  • Purdue is also strong at not only getting to the foul line but making their opportunities count. Free-throw attempts account for 36.1 percent of their field goal attempts, No. 62. They shoot 75.6 percent from the foul line, No. 42.
  • The Boilermakers are unselfish and willing to make the extra pass. Assists occur on 60.1 percent of field goals made, No. 18.
  • There is nothing in Purdue’s offensive profile outside of the top-100.

Defensive Efficiency – No. 18

  • Purdue ranks No. 25 in overall opponent effective field goal percentage (45.9), including No. 33 in three-point percentage (30.4) and No. 41 in two-point percentage (46.1).
  • The Boilermakers are the best in the country at not letting opposing teams get to the foul line, as opponents’ free throw attempts are just 16.5 percent of field goal attempts.
  • The Hoosiers will have to take quality shots, as Purdue holds opposing teams to a 23.1 percent offensive rebounding percentage, No. 15.
  • Purdue chooses to focus on defensive principles rather than try to be disruptive.  They are just No. 324 nationally with a 16 percent forced turnover rate.

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