Purdue released its full 31-game men's basketball schedule for the upcoming season today.
The Boilermakers open their 2019-20 season Nov. 5 against Green Bay, but then jump directly into a matchup against a Power Five opponent when they host Texas at Mackey Arena on Nov. 8. The Longhorns beat Purdue 72-68 in Austin in December 2018 despite 40 points from Carsen Edwards.
Purdue's non-conference schedule also includes high-profile meetings against Marquette on Nov. 13 (the Boilers' first true road) game and against Butler at the Crossroads Classic on Dec. 21. Perhaps the biggest game of Purdue's season – non-conference or otherwise – will be Dec. 4, when the Boilermakers take on defending national champion and Elite Eight foe Virginia at Mackey Arena. The teams played an overtime thriller in the 2019 NCAA Tournament, with the Cavaliers ending Purdue's season in overtime.
Purdue will have another matchup against an opponent that reached the Sweet 16 in 2019, either Tennessee, which played a classic against the Boilermakers in that round, or Florida State. The game between Purdue and the winner (or loser if the Boilers lose to VCU) of the Seminoles-Volunteers matchup will be at the Emerald Coast Classic in Florida on Nov. 30.
In conference play, Purdue's biggest games are, of course, against Indiana in Bloomington on Feb. 8 and in West Lafayette on Feb. 27. The Boilermakers' two early-season Big Ten games are home against Northwestern on Dec. 8 and on the road at Nebraska on Dec. 15.
Purdue travels to Michigan on Jan. 9 and then hosts Michigan State in the following game on Jan. 12. The Wolverines will travel to Mackey Arena on Feb. 22 and Purdue finishes up the regular season against Rutgers in West Lafayette on March 7.
Below is the Boilermakers' full 2019-20 schedule. Tip times and broadcast information will be released at a later date.
Nov. 5 – Green Bay, Mackey Arena
Nov. 9 – Texas, Mackey Arena
Nov. 13 – at Marquette, Fiserv Forum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Nov. 16 – Chicago State, Mackey Arena (Emerald Coast Classic)
Nov. 23 – Jacksonville State, Mackey Arena (Emerald Coast Classic)
Nov. 29 – vs. VCU, the Arena at Northwest Florida State College, Niceville, Florida (Emerald Coast Classic)
Nov. 30 – vs. Florida State/Tennessee, the Arena at Northwest Florida State College, Niceville, Florida (Emerald Coast Classic)
Dec. 4 – Virginia, Mackey Arena
Dec. 8 – Northwestern, Mackey Arena
Dec. 15 – at Nebraska, Pinnacle Bank Arena, Lincoln, Nebraska
Dec. 17 – at Ohio, The Convocation Center, Athens, Ohio
Dec. 21 – vs. Butler, Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis (Crossroads Classic)
Dec. 28 – Central Michigan, Mackey Arena
Jan. 2 – Minnesota, Mackey Arena
Jan. 5 – at Illinois, State Farm Center, Champaign, Illinois
Jan. 9 – at Michigan, Crisler Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Jan. 12 – Michigan State, Mackey Arena
Jan. 18 – at Maryland, Xfinity Center, College Park, Maryland
Jan. 21 – Illinois, Mackey Arena
Jan. 24 – Wisconsin, Mackey Arena
Jan. 28 – at Rutgers, Rutgers Athletic Center, Piscataway, New Jersey
Feb. 1 – at Northwestern, Welsh-Ryan Arena, Evanston, Illinois
Feb. 5 – Iowa, Mackey Arena
Feb. 8 – at Indiana, Assembly Hall, Bloomington
Feb. 11 – Penn State, Mackey Arena
Feb. 15 – at Ohio State, Value City Arena, Columbus, Ohio
Feb. 18 – at Wisconsin, Kohl Center, Madison, Wisconsin
Feb. 22 – Michigan, Mackey Arena
Feb. 27 – Indiana, Mackey Arena
March 3 – at Iowa, Carver Hawkeye Arena, Iowa City, Iowa
March 7 – Rutgers, Mackey Arena
March 11-15 – Big Ten Tournament, Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis