I wish I could welcome you from a sold out Bankers Life Field house as usual, but there is a damn pandemic going on and barely anyone can enter the arena. In checking all my credentials from past years this is the first time I have not been at a Crossroads Classic since the first one in December 2011. I did apply this week, but they are limiting even the amount of media allowed in.
Don’t worry though. Casey will be at Friday’s game at Mackey and Jace should be at a few others.
At least we will get this on TV.
From: South Bend, Indiana
Date : Saturday, December 19, 2020
Tip Time: 2:30 p.m. ET
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Arena: Bankers Life Fieldhouse (17,923)
Live Stats: Purdue Sports
Radio: Purdue Radio Network
Odds: Purdue by 7.5
2019-20 Record: 20-12, 10-10 ACC
2020-21 Record: 2-3
Opponent Blog: One Foot Down
Series with Purdue: Notre Dame Leads 23-21
Last Notre Dame Win: 88-80 in Indianapolis on 12/15/2018
Last Purdue Win: 86-81 in Indianapolis on 12/17/2016
NCAA History: 36 appearances, last in 2017. 1978 Final Four
Coach: Mike Brey (439-236 in 21st season at Notre Dame, 538-288 overall)