Penn State Nittany Lions vs Purdue Boilermakers
February 26, 2021
- 7:00 p.m. @ Bryce Jordan Center
The Purdue Boilermakers head to University Park, Pennsylvania to tip-off against the Penn State Nittany Lions for some Friday night college basketball action. The Boilermakers are going into this game as favorites and have been on an impressive run so far this season. The Penn State Nittany Lions are playing with a record of eight and twelve, are hitting seventy-five percent from the free-throw line, and forty-one percent from the floor. Additionally, they are great on offense this season. Penn State is averaging seventy-three points per game and they have grabbed thirty-six rebounds a game, tacking on thirteen assists as well. Unfortunately, they are turning the ball over twelve times a game and eighteen fouls each contest, which is sending their opponents to the line too many times. On defense, they forced fifteen turnovers a game, gave up seventy-four points, and allowed 144 three-pointers. So far this season, Penn State has relinquished thirty-five rebounds per game.
A star for this Penn State team is Myreon Jones who made a major impact for the Nittany Lions in their last game. He managed to put up twenty-nine points, one assist. Also, Jones had one rebound and had a field goal percentage of forty-four percent, in a total of thirty-two minutes of playing time. Another key player for this Penn State team is Myles Dread, who put up sixteen points, two rebounds, and five assists while playing thirty-two minutes. In their last game, Penn State won by a score of eighty-six to eighty-three. Penn State grabbed thirty-eight rebounds, and fourteen steals. The Nittany Lions drained sixteen of nineteen free throw attempts, twenty-eight of which were from the floor, and fourteen three-pointers. Penn State gave up thirty from the field, twelve three-pointers, and eleven from the free-throw line. They need to not get called for so many penalties they count, and not send teams to the line fifteen times. As well as not turn the ball over fourteen times, they also need to be more aggressive on the rebound as they let up twenty-eight to the Cornhuskers.
The Purdue Boilermakers are going into this matchup with a record of fifteen and eight, as they look to add to their road victory record and defeat Penn State. As a unit, they are turning the ball over thirteen times a game and are committing eighteen fouls as well, which isn’t ideal because they need to clean it up before the tournament when each game could be your last. They are grabbing thirty-eight rebounds a game and are ranked fifty-second in NCAA basketball for assists with 326. Purdue has been averaging seventy-one points per contest, have made 165 three pointers, and are shooting seventy-two percent from the free throw line. On defense this Boilermakers team can force the turnover at least twelve time a match and can draw the foul eighteen times. Overall this season as a unit they have relinquished 326 assists and are giving up thirty-two rebounds per game. They have given up an average of sixty-six points per game, thirty-three percent of three pointers, and 534 from the field on the year. A star player for this Purdue team is Jaden Ivey who put up fifteen points, seven rebounds, and three assists in a total of thirty-one minutes on the hardwood. Another key player for the Boilermakers is Brandon Newman, as he was a huge asset in their last game. Newman managed to grab seven rebounds, ten points, and three assists in a total of twenty-four minutes played. In their last outing, the Boilermakers also took on the Nebraska Cornhuskers and beat them seventy-five to fifty-eight. Purdue shot thirty for sixty-four, ten three-pointers, and sank five out of ten from the free throw line. As a unit they grabbed forty-four rebounds, dished sixteen assists. This Purdue team is strong defensively unlike, Penn State, and this team has it together. They were able to force the turnover eleven times and stole the ball eight times as well. They let the Cornhuskers go twenty-two out of sixty-three from the floor, nine three-pointers, and five out of fourteen attempts from the free throw line. They also gave up thirty-five rebounds, five deals, and fourteen assists. Overall Purdue is defensively sound and are great on offense too, they just need to manage turnovers and get control over getting called for so many penalties. These teams are going to battle this Friday night, and this is going to be a Big 10 Conference matchup for the ages.
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Total O/U: 140-110
Total O/U: 140-110