Purdue and Rutgers have history of late. Hardly any of it good for Purdue. We know what happened last season when Purdue was ranked #1. We know what happened this season when Purdue was ranked #1. So there’s a part of me that really doesn’t want to play Rutgers again. Bad things just seem to find Purdue when they face Rutgers. However, there is no choice. The tournament gods have seen fit to put Purdue and Rutgers together once again. This time with a trip to the Big Ten Tournament semi-finals on the line.
#1 seed Purdue (0-0) vs. #9 seed Rutgers (1-0)
Friday, March 10th, 2023, 12:00 EST
United Center, Chicago, Illinois
Rutgers Starting Lineup
|C||11||Clifford Amoruyi||Jr||6'11"||240||Benin City, Nigeria|
|PF||5||Aundre Hyatt||Jr||6'6"||227||The Bronx, NY||Louisiana State|
|SF||22||Caleb McConnell||Sr||6'7"||200||Jacksonville, FL|
|SG||10||Cam Spencer||Sr||6'4"||207||Davidsonville, MD|
|PG||4||Paul Mulcahy||Sr||6'7"||213||Bayonne, NJ|
|PF/C||21||Dean Reiber||Jr||6'10||225||Greensboro, NC|
|PF||1||Oskar Palmquist||Jr||6'8"||220||Kinna, Sweden|
|SG||0||Derek Simpson||Fr||6'3"||170||Mt. Laurel, NJ|
Mawot Mag being out with injury is the change from when these two teams met earlier in conference play. Will that make a difference in this one? Be on the lookout for Spencer and Mulcahy to power this Rutgers’ offense. Will it be enough though? How does Purdue shoot from three? How do the refs officiate this one? Some big questions remain to be answered. In less than an hour we will know.
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So some early morning movement in the gambling odds. Maybe they know something we don’t?
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