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
TV: ESPN3 (Watch EESPN)
Radio: Boilermaker Sports Network
Odds: Purdue by 8
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.