WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Fresh off a weekend of huge wins against ranked teams, No. 3-ranked Purdue gets back on the floor on Friday in a noconference game against Omaha, and the Boilermakers are heavy favorites.
Omaha has lost four straight games and lost to Texas Tech 96-40 on Tuesday. The game is not on regular TV, but can be streamed on the Big Ten Plus app.
The game is on the Big Ten-Plus (or B1G+) streaming service, not on the actual Big Ten Network channel, or even any of its secondary channels that they use for football. You need a subscription to watch.
To become a B1G+ subscriber, visit www.bigtenplus.com. A Purdue school pass is available starting at $9.95/month, which includes Purdue vs. Omaha, plus non-televised Indiana games on B1G+ for one month. (FYI, you also get a lot of women's games, too.) Once you subscribe, you can cancel after one month.
Purdue is ranked No. 3 for the first time since the 2017-18 season, when it spent four weeks ranked that high. This is the 20th week all-time that Purdue has been ranked top three, and the fifth week under Purdue coach Matt Painter. Purdue is 16-7 all-time when ranked No. 3, including 7-3 under Painter.
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Here's everything you need to know about the Purdue Boilermakers' game with the Omaha Mavericks on Friday:
How to watch Omaha Mavericks at Purdue Boilermakers
- Who: Omaha Mavericks (1-4) at No. 3 Purdue Boilermakers (5-0)
- When: 2 p.m. ET, Friday, Nov. 26
- Where: Mackey Arena, West Lafayette, Ind.
- TV: None
- Streaming: BTN-Plus
- Announcers: Matt Menzl (play-by-play) and Jay Wilson (analyst)
- Radio: Purdue Radio Network (96.5 FM in Lafayette and 1260 AM in Indianapolis). Satellite: XM 196, SXM App 958
- Radio Announcers: Rob Blackman and Bobby Riddell
- Latest Line: Purdue is a 36.5-point favorite over Omaha on the SISportsbook.com website. The over/under is 144.
- Last year's records: Purdue was 18-10 last season, and 13-6 in the Big Ten. in the postseason, Purdue lost to Ohio State in the Big Ten Tournament quarterfinals, and then lost in the first round of the NCAA Tournament as the No. 4 seed in the South Region, falling to No. 13-seed North Texas 78-69 in overtime. — Omaha was 5-20 a year ago, and 3-11 in the Summit League. The Mavericks lost to South Dakota State 84-71 in the quarterfinals of the Summit League tournament.
- Poll rankings: Purdue is ranked No. 3 in Week 3 of the Associated Press poll top-25 poll, and even received one first-place vote. The Boilermakers are No. 4 in this week's Coaches poll.
- Kenpom.com rankings: Purdue is No. 3 in the Kenpom.com rankings. Omaha is ranked No. 326 out of 353 teams.
Purdue-Omaha series history
- Series history: This is the first meeting between the two schools.
- Purdue vs. Summit League opponents: Purdue is 8-0 all-time against current members of the Summit League, playing only Denver (1-0), South Dakota State (1-0) and Western Illinois (6-0).
- Purdue's last game: Purdue battled back from down 11 points in the second half to defeat then No. 5-ranked Villanova in the Hall of Fame Tip-Off Tournament on Sunday (Nov. 21) at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, Conn. Sophomore center Zach Edey led the way with 21 points. To read the game story, CLICK HERE
- Omaha's last game: Omaha lost its fourth straight game on Tuesday (Nov. 23), falling to Texas Tech 96-40 in Lubbock, Texas. Omaha shot only 26.5 percent from the field, and no one scored more than seven points in their fourth consecutive road game.
Meet the coaches
- Meet Purdue coach Matt Painter: Matt Painter is in his 17th season as the head coach of the Boilermakers. Since being named coach in 2005, Purdue has reached the NCAA Tournament 12 times, with four Sweet Sixteen appearances and one Elite Eight appearance in 2019. He also coached once season at Southern Illinois (2004). He has a 360-184 record at Purdue (.663 winning percentage), and is 385-189 overall. He is 180-109 in Big Ten games.
- Meet Omaha coach Derrin Hansen: Derrin Hansen is in his 17th season at Omaha, He has a 249-239 record at the school. He was the Summit League coach of the year in 2019, and has led the Mavericks to two postseason appearances, the CIT tournament in 2014 and the CBI tournament in 2016.
- Projected Purdue starters: Zach Edey (7-foot-4 sophomore center), Caleb Furst (6-10 freshman forward), Sasha Stefanovic (6-5 senior guard), Jaden Ivey (6-4 sophomore guard) and Isaiah Thompson (6-1 junior guard).
- Projected Omaha starters: Sam'i Roe (6-foot-1 senior guard), Darrius Hughes (6-7 junior guard), Dylan Brougham (6-9 sophomore forward), Frankie Fidler (6-7 freshman forward), and Felix Lemetti (6-1 junior guard).
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- CALEB FURST BIG TEN FRESHMAN OF WEEK: Purdue freshman forward Caleb Furst has averaged 11.3 points, 6.7 rebounds and 1.0 assists per game while shooting 13-of-17 from the field in the last three games. He also made 4-of-6 from 3-point range and was 4-of-5 from the free throw line. CLICK HERE
- TREVION WILLIAMS NAMED CO-BIG TEN PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Purdue senior forward Trevion Williams has averaged 16.3 points, 7.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 2.0 steals in his last three games. He passed 1,000 career points with the Boilermakers in a victory over Wright State. CLICK HERE
- PURDUE RANKED THIRD IN AP POLL: Purdue basketball moved up to No. 3 in the AP Top 25 poll after earning victories over Wright State, North Carolina and Villanova. The team was previously ranked No. 6 in the nation after starting the season with two victories at Mackey Arena. CLICK HERE
- PURDUE TAKES DOWN VILLANOVA: Purdue battled back from down 11 points in the second half to defeat Villanova in the Hall of Fame Tip-Off Tournament on Sunday at the Mohegan Sun Casino. Sophomore center Zach Edey led the way with 21 points. CLICK HERE
- BOILERMAKERS DEFEAT NORTH CAROLINA: No. 6 Purdue had three players score 20 points or more in a 93-84 victory over No. 18 North Carolina on Saturday. CLICK HERE