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Oakland at Purdue: GameThread & How to Watch

It’s the home opener!

NCAA Basketball: Oakland at Michigan Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Who is ready for some mid-afternoon basketball in Mackey Arena? We are playing opposite the Maui (Asheville) Invitational, but against a much easier opponent. Oakland is entering at 0-4 today, but Purdue is down one of its dynamic freshmen in Jaden Ivey. Let’s hope this stays as the tune-up game we expect it to be because a close game, or even a loss, would feel like a disaster after the promising showing in Melbourne.

Opponent: Oakland Golden Grizzlies

From: Auburn Hills, MI

Location: West Lafayette, IN

Venue: Mackey Arena (14,240)

Odds: Purdue by 24

Time: 3pm ET

TV: Big Ten Network

Live Stats: Purdue Sports

Blog Representation: GrizzTalk

2019-20 Record: 14-19, 8-10 Horizon League

2020-21 Record: 0-4

NCAA Tournament History: 3 appearances, last in 2011. 0-3 all-time

Series with Purdue: Purdue leads 2-0

Last Purdue win: 82-67 at Purdue on 11/21/2010

Last Oakland win: None

Coach: Greg Kampe (632-478 in 37th year at Oakland)