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Purdue Announces 2019-20 Non-Conference Schedule

 

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue men’s basketball head coach Matt Painter has announced the Boilermakers’ non-conference schedule for the upcoming 2019-20 season.

 

The official start to the season will be Nov. 5, 2019, as Purdue will open its 122nd season of play at Mackey Arena. Other contests, such as the Emerald Coast Classic matchups, the Gavitt Games and the Big Ten / ACC Challenge will be announced at a later date.

 

Purdue will return two starters and eight letterwinners from the 2018-19 squad that reached the Elite Eight and won the Big Ten regular-season championship for the second time in three seasons.

 

Nov. 5, 2019 // Green Bay // West Lafayette, Indiana // Mackey Arena

  • Location: Green Bay, Wisconsin
  • Enrollment: 6,779
  • 2018-19 Record: 21-17
  • 2018-19 Horizon League Record (Place): 10-8 (T-4th)
  • Postseason: L – Finals (CollegeInsider Tournament)
  • Head Coach (Alma Mater): Linc Darner (Purdue, 1994)
  • Record at School (Yrs.): 75-64 (5th)
  • Overall Record (Yrs.): 368-181 (18th)
  • Leading Returning Scorer: JayQuan McCloud (6-2, 195 lbs; 13.7 PPG)
  • Leading Returning Rebounder: ShanQuan Hemphill (6-6, 190 lbs; 5.6 RPG)
  • Series Record: Purdue leads, 2-1 (last meeting: March 17, 1995 – Purdue, 49-48)
  • Website / Twitter: greenbayphoenix.com / @gbphoenixmbb
  • Fast Fact: Darner was part of Purdue’s 1994 Elite Eight team that posted a 29-5 record and won the Big Ten Championship. Darner scored 437 career points with 151 assists, while making 95 career 3-pointers. He won the NCAA Division II National Championship in 2015, then in his first season at Milwaukee, led the Phoenix to the 2016 NCAA Tournament.

 

Nov. 9, 2019 // Texas // West Lafayette, Indiana // Mackey Arena

  • Location: Austin, Texas
  • Enrollment: 50,950
  • 2018-19 Record: 21-16
  • 2018-19 Big 12 Record (Place): 8-10 (6th)
  • Postseason: W – NIT Championship
  • Head Coach (Alma Mater): Shaka Smart (Kenyon, 1999)
  • Record at School (Yrs.): 71-66 (5th)
  • Overall Record (Yrs.): 234-122 (11th)
  • Leading Returning Scorer: Matt Coleman III (6-2, 180 lbs; 9.8 PPG)
  • Leading Returning Rebounder: Jericho Sims (6-9, 240 lbs; 3.6 RPG)
  • Series Record: Texas leads, 3-1 (last meeting: Dec. 9, 2018 – Texas, 72-68)
  • Website / Twitter: TexasSports.com / @TexasMBB
  • Fast Fact: Purdue’s video producer, Taylor Smith, is a 2018 University of Texas graduate. This will be Texas’ first trip ever to Mackey Arena and its first trip to Indiana since March 17, 2005, a 61-57 loss to Nevada in the NCAA Tournament played in Indianapolis. Texas has never played a true road game in the state of Indiana.

 

Nov. 12-14 // Gavitt Games // To Be Determined

 

Nov. 16, 2019 // Chicago State // Emerald Coast Classic // West Lafayette, Indiana // Mackey Arena

  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
  • Enrollment: 3,101
  • 2018-19 Record: 3-29
  • 2018-19 WAC Record (Place): 0-16 (9th)
  • Postseason: None
  • Head Coach (Alma Mater): Lance Irvin (Idaho, 1991)
  • Record at School (Yrs.): 3-29 (2nd)
  • Overall Record (Yrs.): 3-29 (2nd)
  • Leading Returning Scorer: Christian Jacob (6-8, 230 lbs; 10.9 PPG)
  • Leading Returning Rebounder: Christian Jacob (6-8, 230 lbs; 5.7 RPG)
  • Series Record: Purdue leads, 3-0 (last meeting: Nov. 12, 2017 – Purdue, 111-42)
  • Website / Twitter: GoCSUCougars.com / @ChicagoStateMBB
  • Fast Fact: Nojel Eastern’s mother, Tamala Reed, played basketball, volleyball and softball at Chicago State.

 

Nov. 23, 2019 // Jacksonville State // Emerald Coast Classic // West Lafayette, Indiana // Mackey Arena

  • Location: Jacksonville, Alabama
  • Enrollment: 8,567
  • 2018-19 Record: 24-9
  • 2018-19 OVC Record (Place): 15-3 (3rd)
  • Postseason: None
  • Head Coach (Alma Mater): Ray Harper (Kentucky Wesleyan, 1985)
  • Record at School (Yrs.): 67-42 (4th)
  • Overall Record (Yrs.): 517-165 (21st)
  • Leading Returning Scorer: Ty Hudson (6-1, 200 lbs; 9.8 PPG)
  • Leading Returning Rebounder: Ty Hudson (6-1, 200 lbs; 2.5 RPG)
  • Series Record: First Meeting
  • Website / Twitter: JSUGamecockSports.com / @JSU_MBB
  • Fast Fact: Isaac Haas’ mother, Rachel Coleman Haas, works in the Jacksonville State School of Business and Industry. JSU’s head coach, Ray Harper, has won four national championships and has five runner-up finishes at the NCAA Division II and NAIA levels. The Gamecocks lost to Ja Morant and Murray State by two points in last year’s OVC Semifinals. Jacksonville State won the first cornhole (or bags) national championship this past year.

 

Nov. 29-30, 2019 // Florida State, VCU, Tennessee // Emerald Coast Classic // Destin, Florida

 

Dec. 3-4, 2019 // Big Ten / ACC Challenge

 

Dec. 17, 2019 // Ohio // Athens, Ohio // Convocation Center

  • Location: Athens, Ohio
  • Enrollment: 29,217
  • 2018-19 Record: 14-17
  • 2018-19 MAC Record (Place): 6-12 (T-11th)
  • Postseason: None
  • Head Coach (Alma Mater): Jeff Boals (Ohio, 1995)
  • Record at School (Yrs.): 0-0 (1st)
  • Overall Record (Yrs.): 55-41 (4th)
  • Leading Returning Scorer: Jason Carter (6-8, 220 lbs; 16.5 PPG)
  • Leading Returning Rebounder: Jason Carter (6-8, 220 lbs; 6.7 RPG)
  • Series Record: Purdue leads, 5-3 (last meeting: Dec. 20, 2018 – Purdue, 95-67)
  • Website / Twitter: OhioBobcats.com / @OhioMBasketball
  • Fast Fact: Ohio’s Athletic Director is Jim Schaus, who is Fred Schaus’ son. Fred was Purdue’s men’s basketball head coach from 1973 to 1978, leading Purdue to the 1977 NCAA Tournament and was responsible for recruiting Joe Barry Carroll, the No. 1 pick in the 1980 NBA Draft. Fred also coached the Lakers and became the Lakers general manager, winning the NBA title in 1972, before arriving at Purdue.

 

Dec. 21, 2019 // Butler // Crossroads Classic // Indianapolis, Indiana // Bankers Life Fieldhouse

  • Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Enrollment: 5,095
  • 2018-19 Record: 16-17
  • 2018-19 Big East Record (Place): 7-11 (8th)
  • Postseason: None
  • Head Coach (Alma Mater): LaVall Jordan (Butler, 2001)
  • Record at School (Yrs.): 37-31 (3rd)
  • Overall Record (Yrs.): 48-55 (4th)
  • Leading Returning Scorer: Kamar Baldwin (6-1, 195 lbs; 17.2 PPG)
  • Leading Returning Rebounder: Kamar Baldwin (6-1, 195 lbs; 5.0 RPG)
  • Series Record: Purdue leads, 39-19 (last meeting: March 18, 2018 – Purdue, 76-73)
  • Website / Twitter: ButlerSports.com / @ButlerMBB
  • Fast Fact: Purdue’s new associate head coach Micah Shrewsberry was on the staff at Butler from 2007 to 2011. The 58 meetings against Butler are the most against a non-conference opponent.

 

Dec. 28, 2019 // Central Michigan // West Lafayette, Indiana // Mackey Arena

  • Location: Mount Pleasant, Michigan
  • Enrollment: 26,968
  • 2018-19 Record: 23-12
  • 2018-19 MAC Record (Place): 7-11 (8th)
  • Postseason: L – 1st Round (CBI Invitational)
  • Head Coach (Alma Mater): Keno Davis (Iowa, 1995)
  • Record at School (Yrs.): 121-109 (8th)
  • Overall Record (Yrs.): 195-164 (12th)
  • Leading Returning Scorer: David Dileo (6-7, 216 lbs; 12.1 PPG)
  • Leading Returning Rebounder: Kevin McKay (6-5, 222 lbs; 7.5 RPG)
  • Series Record: Purdue leads, 6-1 (last meeting: Nov. 28, 2009; Purdue, 64-38)
  • Website / Twitter: CMUChippewas.com / @CMUMensBBall
  • Fast Fact: Central Michigan head coach Keno Davis was an assistant at Iowa under his father, Tom, from 1991-95. He then became an assistant coach at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, from 2003-07, where he would help the Bulldogs prepare for Coach Painter’s Southern Illinois squads.