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Wright State at Purdue: GameThread & How to Watch

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One last tune-up before the Hall of Fame Tourney.

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This one could be interesting.

Purdue is a big favorite at home, as it should be when you’re No. 6 in the nation. Still, this will likely be the most challenging opponent we have faced to date. Wright State is the favorite to win the Horizon League. This is the type of team we could see in round 1 in March. They are a perennial 20-25 game winner and could be a very pesky 14/15 seed for someone when he tournament starts. They aren’t quite a North Texas, but they have four returning starters and they have won three consecutive regular season conference titles.

The best case scenario is Purdue wins comfortably, then hey go on to win the Horizon League and reach the tournament, thus giving us a small profile boost. It is the last tune-up before the big games start, as a pair of top 20 teams loom over the weekend out in Connecticut.

Basketball GameDay Vitals

Iowa Hawkeyes Record: 7-0
Iowa Hawkeyes Record: 7-0
From: Iowa City, IA
Game Location: West Lafayette, Indiana
Venue: Mackey Arena (14,240)
Odds: Purdue by 11.5
Date & Time: Friday, December 3, 2021 9pm ET
Streaming Radio TuneIn
Live Stats: Purdue Sports
KenPom 20
Blog Representation: Black Heart Gold Pants
2020-21 Record 22-9, 14-6 Big Ten
2021-22 Record: 7-0, 0-0 Big Ten
Postseason Result: Lost to Oregon 95-80 in NCAA Tournament Second Round
NCAA Tournament History: 27 appearances, last in 2021. 1956 NCAA Runner-up
Series With Purdue: Purdue leads 92-77
Last Purdue win: 77-68 at Iowa non 3/3/2020
Last Iowa win: 70-55 at Iowa on 12/22/2020
Coach: Fran McCaffery (223-152 in 12th year at Iowa, 473-329 overall)