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2017 Crossroads Classic: Butler vs. Purdue GameThread & How to Watch

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Can Purdue make it two in a row in Indy?

NCAA Basketball: Crossroads Classic-Purdue at Notre Dame Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

It’s time for the Crossroads Classic and Purdue is seeking its first win over Butler in 19 years. I am int he house today, watching from my usual perch and trying to avoid the legions of confused reversible jacket fans in attendance and grown men in candystriped pants. Let’s do this.

From: Indianapolis, Indiana

Date : Saturday, December 16, 2017

Tip Time: 12:00 p.m. ET

Location: Indianapolis, IN

Arena: Bankers Life Fieldhouse (17,923)

Television: FOX

Online: Fox Sports Go

Radio: Purdue Radio Network

SiriusXM Satellite: XM (Ch. 381); Internet (Ch. 968)

Live Stats: bit.ly/PurdueLiveStats

Odds: Purdue by 7.5

KenPom: 48

RPI: 37

2015-16 Record: 25-9, 12-6 Big East (Lost to North Carolina 92-80 in Sweet 16)

2016-17 Record: 8-2

Opponent Blog: Butler Hoops

Series with Purdue: Purdue leads 37-19

Last Butler Win: 74-68 in Indianapolis on 12/19/2015

Last Purdue Win: 63-54 at Butler on 12/19/1998

NCAA History: 15 Appearances, 2x NCAA Runner-up (14 appearances in last 20 years)

Coach: LaVall Jordan (8-2 in First Season)