Big Ten season starts tonight. These early conference December games are always a little scary just because they can feel like traps. Purdue of course went on the road to Northwestern last year and lost to a team that played like a street gang in the movie The Warriors (minus the clanking Coke bottles). Somehow Northwestern, or NU as they prefer to be called for some silly reason, was able to get away with absolutely brutalizing Purdue and especially Zach Edey.
Tonight is all about revenge for the big man. This is one that you know Edey wants to get back and I expect him to be ferocious on both ends of the floor tonight. Additionally, the NU squad got away with more moving screens than I can ever remember seeing in one game. Then of course, there’s this:
Chris Collins holding onto Fletcher Loyer while he’s on the court is insane and not legal pic.twitter.com/9HlSVkZmlJ— RoundBall Podcast (@roundballpod) February 13, 2023
If I’m Loyer I’m trying to drain as many threes on the side directly next to Collins as humanly possible. Still can’t believe he got away with this with no consequences. One of the most bizarre things I’ve seen.
Who:  Purdue (7-0 (0-0)) vs. Northwestern (5-1 (0-0))
When: 9:00 p.m. ET
TV: BTN (Kevin Kugler, Robbie Hummel, Andy Katz)
Radio: Purdue Global Radio Network (Rob Blackman, Bobby Riddell)
Join us in the open thread as the revenge tour begins.