Wednesday, January 03, 2018 1:00 am
Rutgers at No. 13 Purdue
When: 7 p.m. today
Where: Mackey Arena, West Lafayette
Records: Purdue (13-2, 2-0 Big Ten), Rutgers (10-5, 0-2)
TV: Big Ten Network
Outlook: The Boilermakers are coming off a 98-66 win over Lipscomb on Saturday to record their ninth straight win. Vincent Edwards recorded his sixth double-double of the season with 23 points and 15 rebounds in the win. ... A win over Rutgers would give Purdue a 3-0 Big Ten record for the first time since the 2010-11 season. ... The Boilermakers' current 16-game winning streak at Mackey Arena is the fifth-longest home-court winning streak in the country. ... Carsen Edwards leads Purdue with 17.7 points per game, while Isaac Haas is at 14.8 points. Vincent Edwards is at 13.9 points and 8.9 rebounds and Dakota Mathias 13.5 points. ... Purdue owns a 8-1 all-time advantage against Rutgers after winning the past six matchups. ... Rutgers has conference losses to then-No. 12 Minnesota (89-67, Dec. 3) and then-No. 3 Michigan State (62-52, Dec. 5) and is coming off back-to-back losses to Stony Brook (75-73, Dec. 22) and Hartford (60-58, Dec. 28). ... The Scarlet Knights haven't defeated a ranked opponent on the road since a Jan. 26, 2008, win at then-No. 15 Pittsburgh. ... Rutgers is second nationally in offensive rebounding (15.9), third in overall rebounding (44.6) and sixth in scoring defense (59.5).
– Aubree Reichel, The Journal Gazette