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Northwestern Ohio at Purdue Exhibition Preview

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Purdue's only home exhibition comes against a top NAIA team.

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Purdue's second exhibition, the one we can actually talk about, happens on Sunday afternoon as Purdue host the University of Northwestern Ohio. I didn't even know such a place existed, but here we are. As part of an informal preview of what should be an easy win (because there is simply no excuse to lose to a lower division team, especially by 32 points) here are some quickie facts:

University of Northwestern Ohio

  • Located in Lima, OH (Very close to the hometown of Dakota Mathias).
  • Enrollment of 4,196 (About the size of Ben Davis HS).
  • NAIA school in the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference.
  • Nicknamed the Racers.
  • Went 25-8 in 2014-15.
  • Won the WHAC at 19-3 for the first time.
  • Qualified for the NAIA Division II Tournament, but lost 64-58 to Union College (it is a 32-team tournament) in the first round.
  • Already 1-1 on the season before playing at Point park University in West Mifflin, PA tomorrow night.
  • Led by 6'4" Junior guard Lawrence Jackson, who is averaging 19.5 points and 4.5 rebounds per game.
  • Team is averaging 82.5 points per game so far this year.
  • Ranked #17 in the national NAIA Division II poll.
  • Josh Scott, a 6' senior point guard, averages 11.5 points and 4 assists per game.
  • Team has no players over 6'7".