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2019 Crossroads Classic: Butler vs. Purdue GameThread & How to Watch

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It is never easy to win at the Crossroads.

NCAA Basketball: Crossroads Classic-Butler at Indiana Thomas J. Russo-USA TODAY Sports

It’s time for the last major non-conference test until the NCAA Tournament, and Purdue will be without starting center Matt Haarms today. As always, winning at the Crossroads will be tough.

Butler Bulldogs

From: Indianapolis, Indiana

Date : Saturday, December 21, 2018

Tip Time: 2:30 p.m. ET

Location: Indianapolis, IN

Arena: Bankers Life Fieldhouse (17,923)

Television: BTN

Online: Fox Sports Go

Radio: Purdue Radio Network

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

Live Stats: bit.ly/PurdueLiveStats

Odds: Butler by 2

KenPom: 10

NET: 4

2018-19 Record: 16-17, 7-11 Big East (Lost to Nebraska 80-76 in NIT First Round)

2019-20 Record: 10-1, 0-0 Big East

Opponent Blog: Butler Hoops

Series with Purdue: Purdue leads 39-19

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

Last Purdue Win: 76-73 in Detroit, MI (NCAA Tournament) on 3/18/18

NCAA History: 16 appearances, last in 2018. 2010 and 2011 NCAA Runner-up

Coach: Lavell Jordan (47-32 in third year at Butler, 58-56 in 4th year overall)