Saturday, December 30, 2017 1:00 am
Lipscomb at Purdue
When: 8 p.m. today
Where: Mackey Arena, West Lafayette
Radio: 1380 AM
TV: Big Ten Network
Records: Purdue (12-2), Lipscomb (9-4)
Last game: Purdue 97, Tennessee State 48, on Dec. 21; Lipscomb 74, Navy 63, on Dec. 21
Series: Purdue leads 1-0
Purdue: The Boilermakers close out the nonconference portion of their schedule against the Bisons. Purdue has won its last eight games overall and 15 straight at home. ... With their last win against Tennessee State, Purdue improved to 12-1 under coach Matt Painter in the final game before the holiday break. The 49-point margin was 12th-largest in school history, and the Boilermakers made 15 3-pointers, tied for the fifth-most for the program. Carsen Edwards scored 26 points, one from his career high, and added four assists and three rebounds. ... Edwards leads the team with 17.7 points per game, followed by Isaac Haas' 14.5, Dakota Mathias' 13.4 and Vincent Edwards' 13.2. Edwards also leads the team with 8.4 rebounds per game. ... Purdue is one of four programs in the nation to have four players averaging at least 13 points.
Lipscomb: The 9-4 start for the Bisons is the best in the NCAA era for the team, topping the 8-4 start in 2006-07. The 5-1 record in December is also an NCAA-era best. ... The Bisons, from Nashville, are the second straight Boilermakers opponent from Tennessee. ... Garrison Mathews scored 27 points, 22 in the second half, and Rob Marberry added 19 in the win over the Midshipmen. Lipscomb held Navy to one field goal in the final 7:33 and forced 17 turnovers against the Midshipmen. ... Mathews leads the team with 20.6 points per game, while Marberry is adding 13.9. ... Lipscomb was picked to finish in second place in the Atlantic Sun Conference this year.
– Journal Gazette