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Valparaiso at Purdue: GameThread & How to Watch

The visitors from The Region are 1-16 against Purdue all-time.

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We return to an empty Mackey tonight for the first of four in-state opponents on the schedule this year. That means it is up to us to keep up our in-state dominance. This is a game where Purdue should be a strong favorite and get plenty of chances to fine tune things before our next stiff test next week at Miami. Let’s get it done.

Valparaiso Crusaders

From: Valparaiso, IN

Location: West Lafayette, IN

Venue: Mackey Arena (14,240)

Odds: Purdue by 16.5

Date & Time: December 4, 2020, 7pm ET

TV: Big Ten Network

Live Stats: Purdue Sports

Blog Representation: Valpo FanZone

2019-20 Record: 19-16, 9-9 Missouri Valley Confereence

2020-21 Record: 0-2

NCAA Tournament History: 9 appearances, last in 2015. Reached 1998 Sweet 16

Series with Purdue: Purdue leads 16-1

Last Purdue win: 80-50 at Purdue on 12/7/2017

Last Valparaiso win: 114-96 at Valparaiso on 12/22/1965

Coach: Matt Lottich (73-62 in 5th season at Valparaiso)