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2019 Emerald Coast Classic VCU vs. Purdue GameThread & How to Watch

Not these guys again.

NCAA Basketball: Louisiana State at VCU Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Pardon me if I quiver in the corner having flashbacks of that random VCU point guard slicing through Purdue’s defense with ease and either scoring or kicking out for wide open threes. We only saw that earlier this year against Texas. Tonight Purdue faces an excellent VCU team in an early season game that is important. Purdue’s next three games are against top 25 teams, followed by two conference games. It is a critical stretch that will be a difficult test much like last year. If Purdue can get at least one of the non-conference games plus both Big Ten games against Nebraska and Northwestern it will be in great shape. Get two plus two, even better.

Virginia Commonwealth Rams

From: Richmond, Virginia

Game Location: The Arena at NW Fla. State College (2,200)

Date: November 29, 2019

Time: 9:30pm ET

TV: CBS Sports Network

Radio: Boilermaker Sports Network

Odds: No Line Yet

NET: 34

KenPom: 36

2018-19 Record: 25-8, 16-2 Atlantic 10 (Atlantic 10 Regualr Season Champion), Lost to Central Florida 73-58 in NCAA First Round

2019-20 Record: 6-0, 0-0 Atlantic 10

Record vs. Purdue: VCU leads 1-0

Last Purdue win: None

Last VCU win: 94-76 on 3/20/2011 in Chicago, Il (NCAA Tournament Second Round)

Blog Representation: VCU Ram Nation

NCAA Tournament History: 17 Appearances, last in 2019. Reached 2011 Final Four

Coach: Mike Rhoades (49-23 in third season at VCU, 293-151 overall)