Purdue Boilermakers Basketball Preseason News

Mon, Sep 27, 2021

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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – The Purdue men’s basketball team will open its 124th season of collegiate basketball with its first official practice on Tuesday, Sept. 28. The team will participate in 30 practices leading up to the season opener against Bellarmine on Nov. 9, in Mackey Arena.

Purdue returns all five starters and 13 letterwinners from last year’s team that posted an 18-10 overall record, a 13-6 Big Ten record and received a No. 4 seed in the NCAA Tournament.

DATES TO KNOW

  • Sept. 28 – First official practice
  • Oct. 8 – Big Ten Media Day (Indianapolis / Gainbridge Fieldhouse)
  • Oct. 12 – Single-game tickets on sale, beginning with higher levels of John Purdue Club
  • Oct. 15 – Single-game tickets on sale to the general public
  • Oct. 16 – Fan Day (details coming soon)
  • Nov. 4 – Exhibition game vs. UIndy (Mackey Arena)
  • Nov. 9 – Season opener vs. Bellarmine (Mackey Arena)

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TODAY’S PURDUE BASKETBALL NOTE

  • With all five starters back and 135 of a possible 140 starts returning from a year ago, Purdue returns almost all of its production from last year.

Category                   Returns   Left    Pct.

Games Started                 135        5   .964

Minutes                          5,137   513   .909

Points                              1,881   108   .946

Rebounds                          930   124   .882

Assists                                 370      29   .927

Turnovers                          324      26   .926

Blocked Shots                     85      13   .867

Steals                                  125      17   .880

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