This one is pretty simple; don’t screw this up. Are we seriously going to let a team like Central Michigan walk into Mackey Arena and beat us? This is a buy game for an easy win. It is a chance to fix Purdue’s broken offense and gain confidence by simply seeing the ball go through the basket for some guys.
From: Mount Pleasant, Michigan
Game Location: Mackey Arena (14,240)
Date: December 28, 2019
Time: Noon ET
Radio: Boilermaker Sports Network
Odds: Purdue by 21
2018-19 Record: 23-12, 10-8 MAC (Lost to DePaul 100-86 in CBI Tournament)
2019-20 Record: 7-5, 0-0 MAC
Record vs. Purdue: Purdue leads 6-1
Last Purdue win: 64-38 at Purdue on 11/28/2009
Last Central Michigan win: 67-66 at Purdue on 11/21/2000
Blog Representation: Hustle Belt
NCAA Tournament History: 4 appearances, last in 2003. Reached 1975 Sweet 16.
Coach: Keno Davis (128-113 in 8th season at Central Michigan. 201-168 overall.)