It’s the first game of the season away from Mackey Arena and the Boilers are in Charleston. This is the third game of 4 today, as Davidson-Wichita State follows this one. The first two today are Ball State against Virginia Tech and Alabama against Northeastern. Hopefully Purdue can get off to a better start in this tournament than it did last season down in the Bahamas.
Appalachian St. Mountaineers
From: Boone, North Carolina
Game Location: TD Arena (5,100)
Date: November 15, 2018
Time: 5pm ET
Radio: Boilermaker Sports Network
Odds: Purdue by 14.5
2017-18 Record: 15-18, 9-9 Sun Belt
2018-19 Record: 1-1, 0-0
Record vs. Purdue: Purdue leads 1-0
Last Purdue win: 79-65 at Purdue on 12/2/2000
Last Appalachian State win: None
Blog Representation: Yosef’s Cabin
NCAA Tournament History: 2 appearances, last in 2000.
Coach: Jim Fox (46-79 in 5th season at Appalachian State)