The Cards will tip-off TONIGHT at 8:00 EST/7:00 CST versus the Purdue Boilermakers in West Lafayette, IN.  Purdue (5-2) is fresh off an 89-64 win over #2 Arizona in the Battle 4 Atlantis.  But Purdue did drop its 1st two games in the Bahamas when they lost 78-75 to Tennessee in Game 1 and then fell 77-73 to Western Kentucky.  Purdue also owns a decided victory over Marquette 86-71 this year.

This will be a tough game for the Cards. Purdue is an efficient scoring team from outside & inside AND the Boilermakers really rebound the basketball at a high rate.  The Boilers have the size that gave UofL problems on the glass late last season and also really defend.

Matt Painter is a very good coach and this is Louisville’s 1st road test under new head coach David Padgett who is leading a team that is relying a great deal (early on) from freshman.  I wouldn’t be surprised at all to see Louisville fall tonight (Cards are 7 point underdogs) so Cardinal fans can really get a good feel tonight for their team win or lose.


TEAM STATS

Louisville Purdue
Strength of Schedule (Ken Pom) 323rd 156th
PPG 81.8 (58th) 92.1 (9th)
Avg Scoring Margin 18.5 (22nd) 25.0 (6th)
Field Goal % 46.4% (94th) 52.0% (14th)
2-pt FG % 53.4% (79th) 57.0% (39th)
3-pt FG % 33.3% (204th) 44.0% (11th)
FT % 79.5% (20th) 75.9% (61st)
FT Attempted Per Game 20.8 (168th) 23.7 (82nd)
Opp FT Attempted Per Game 14.2 (20th) 15.3 (32nd)
Rebound Rate 53.8% (64th) 54.0% (60th)
Blocks Per Game 9.0 (1st) 5.9 (28th)
Steals Per Game 6.8 (104th) 7.0 (92nd)
Assists Per Game 14.5 (109th) 19.9 (8th)
Turnovers Per Game 12.0 (57th) 12.9 (120th)
Opp Turnovers Per Game 15.0 (104th) 14.4 (140th)
Team Fouls Per Game 13.2 (4th) 18.1 (116th)
Opp Shooting % 36.2% (11th) 38.1% (30th)
Opp 2-pt FG % 39.1% (10th) 41.6% (24th)
Opp 3-Pt FG % 31.2% (84th) 31.7% (98th)
Opp Blocks Per Game 2.2 (39th) 2.7 (96th)
Opp Steals Per Game 6.0 (155th) 5.0 (66th)

STARTERS

Quentin Snider PJ Thompson
  6-2, 175, Jr. 5-10, 185, Sr.
Minutes 32.0 28.4
Points 8.3 10.6
FG % 31.60% 52.30%
3P % 23.80% 57.10%
FT% 66.70% 100.00%
Rebounds 3.0 1.0
Assists 4.0 2.3
Steals 0.5 2.0
Blocks 0.0 0.0
Turnovers 1.3 0.6
Fouls 0.8 2.1
VJ King Carsen Edwards
  6-6, 190, Soph 6-1, 200, Soph
Minutes 23.3 26.7
Points 13.5 18.0
FG % 24.20% 50.00%
3P % 33.30% 42.50%
FT% 80.00% 85.20%
Rebounds 4.0 4.4
Assists 0.3 2.7
Steals 0.3 0.9
Blocks 0.3 0.4
Turnovers 2.0 2.1
Fouls 1.0 1.4
Deng Adel Dakota Mathias
  6-7, 200, Soph 6-4, 200, Sr.
Minutes 33.5 29.7
Points 17.5 16.1
FG % 54.30% 59.40%
3P % 20.00% 57.10%
FT% 77.30% 81.00%
Rebounds 5.5 4.7
Assists 3.0 4.7
Steals 1.3 1.6
Blocks 1.0 0.3
Turnovers 2.0 0.9
Fouls 1.8 1.4
Ray Spalding Vincent Edwards
  6-10, 215, Soph 6-8, 225, Sr.
Minutes 24.5 27.7
Points 12.0 14.0
FG % 51.2% 45.30%
3P % 33.3% 37.50%
FT% 83.3% 91.30%
Rebounds 9.3 9.0
Assists 1.3 3.0
Steals 1.5 0.6
Blocks 2.3 0.6
Turnovers 2.3 2.0
Fouls 3.0 2.3
Anas Mahmoud Isaac Haas
  7-0, 215 Sr. 7-2, 290, Sr.
Minutes 27.3 20.9
Points 7.5 14.4
FG % 53.80% 64.00%
3P % 0% 0.00%
FT% 28.60% 82.20%
Rebounds 7.8 5.3
Assists 1.5 0.9
Steals 1.0 0.3
Blocks 3.8 1.3
Turnovers 1.0 2.0
Fouls 0.8 2.6

BENCH

Darius Perry  
  6-2, 170, Fr.
Minutes 19.8
Points 9.5
FG % 44.40%
3P % 33.30%
FT% 100.00%
Rebounds 1.3
Assists 3.3
Steals 1.0
Blocks 0.3
Turnovers 1.3
Fouls 1.3
Dwayne Sutton Ryan Cline
  6-5, 200, Soph 6-6, 195, Jr.
Minutes 13.5 18.0
Points 4.5 2.1
FG % 60.00% 20.70%
3P % 42.90% 15.00%
FT% 75.00% 0.00%
Rebounds 4.5 2.0
Assists 0.5 2.3
Steals 0.5 0.3
Blocks 0.5 0.0
Turnovers 0.3 0.9
Fouls 2.3 1.0
Jordan Nwora Nojel Eastern
  6-8, 215, Fr. 6-6, 220, Fr.
Minutes 14.0 12.0
Points 10.0 2.9
FG % 60.90% 57.10%
3P % 54.50% 25.00%
FT% 85.70% 42.90%
Rebounds 3.5 2.1
Assists 0.3 1.7
Steals 0.8 0.4
Blocks 0.0 0.0
Turnovers 1.0 2.3
Fouls 1.8 2.6
Lance Thomas Jacquil Taylor
  6-8, 210, Fr. 6-10, 240, Jr.
Minutes 4.5 8
Points 2.5 2.2
FG % 66.7% 45.50%
3P % 50.0% 50.00%
FT% 0.0% 0.00%
Rebounds 2.0 2.2
Assists 0.0 0.6
Steals 0.0 0.4
Blocks 0.0 0.4
Turnovers 0.0 0.6
Fouls 0.0 1.0
Malik Williams Matt Haarms
  6-11, 215, Fr. 7-3, 250, Fr.
Minutes 12.3 17.9
Points 4.0 6.3
FG % 40.00% 58.10%
3P % 20.0% 0.00%
FT% 100.00% 50.00%
Rebounds 2.7 4.1
Assists 0.7 0.7
Steals 0.0 0.6
Blocks 1.3 3.0
Turnovers 0.7 1.0
Fouls 1.0 2.1
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