[8:32 PM] #17 Purdue v. Utah State

What will be the GAME RESULT?

#17 Purdue: Wins By Double Digits

Utah State: Wins or Single Digit Loss


The line for this game is Purdue by 12 points.

With more non-conference challenges ahead and then what is sure to be a dogfight in the Big Ten, No. 19 Purdue is looking forward to being tested this week in the Cancun Challenge in Mexico. That test begins Tuesday against an unbeaten Utah State squad in the semifinals of the event at the Hard Rock Hotel Riviera.

Caleb Swanigan recorded 19 points and 11 rebounds against Georgia State and enters the Mexico portion of the tournament averaging a double-double (20.7 points, 13 rebounds). Big man Isaac Haas averages 18.3 points on 73.1 percent shooting and Edwards chips in 12 points, six boards and 4.3 assists – tying him with Swanigan for the team lead. The rest of the Boilermakers shoot a combined 38.6 percent, although guard Dakota Mathias has been dangerous from beyond the arc (7-of-15).

Senior guard Shane Rector has tied his career high with seven assists in each of the last two contests and recorded a season-high 17 points in Saturday’s 85-51 win over Idaho State. Freshman guard Koby McEwen made 4-of-6 3-pointers en route to 16 points and chipped in nine rebounds and six assists while forward Norbert Janicek was 6-of-6 from the floor. Moore has scored in double figures in 16 consecutive games dating to last season.

The winner takes on either Auburn or Texas Tech in Wednesday’s title game.

Purdue has made 59 free throws while its opponents have attempted only 43.

This is the first meeting between the programs.


StreakSmarts Pick: Purdue Wins By Double Digits

Confidence: 5/10

StreakSmarter Pick