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2017 Battle 4 Atlantis: Purdue vs. Western Kentucky GameThread & How to Watch

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NCAA Basketball: Battle 4 Atlantis-Purdue vs Tennessee Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Well, that escalated quickly. Purdue lost in overtime yesterday to Tennessee, a loss that some felt was something that no team could ever overcomer. Well, as it happens, the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament went totally batshit.

Purdue lost to Tennessee in overtime.

Southern Methodist lost to Northern Iowa.

Arizona lost to North Carolina State.

So it turns out we get a game against a decent team on Friday regardless. We had just better beat Western Kentucky, the weakest team in the field.

From: Bowling Green, Kentucky

Game Location: Imperial Arena (3,500), a converted ballroom at the Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas.

Date: November 23, 2017

Time: 7pm ET


Radio: Boilermaker Sports Network

Odds: Purdue by 8

RPI: 171

KenPom: 209

2016-17 Record: 15-17, 9-9 Conference USA

2017-18 Record: 2-2, 0-0

Record vs. Purdue: 1-3

Last Purdue win: 3/10/1982 at Purdue 72-65 (NIT Tournament)

Last Western Kentucky win: 12/27/1974 in Louisville, Kentucky 92-80

Blog Representation: Hilltopper Haven

NCAA Tournament History: 23 appearances, last in 2013, reached 1971 Final Four

Coach: Rick Stansbury (17-19 in 2nd year at Western Kentucky, 310-184 in 16th season overall)

It is time to right the ship and get Vince Edwards back on track.