No. 1 Purdue basketball feels good after holding on in a tight game as it plays Penn State.
The Boilermakers (14-1, 3-1 Big Ten) are coming off a 71-69 victory at Ohio State. For the second game in a row, Fletcher Loyer hit a late go-ahead 3-pointer, and this time they made it stand. Zach Edey did what he does (16 points, 11 rebounds), and Braden Smith scored 16 with 6 assists. After a frigid 0-of-8 start on 3-pointers, Purdue made 13-of-23 the rest of the way.
Penn State (11-4, 2-2) has split two games this week, holding on against Iowa at home and losing at Michigan. Jalen Pickett leads the Nittany Lions in scoring (17.4), rebounding (7.5) and assists (7.3). Seth Lundy adds 13.7 points and 6.7 rebounds, and Andrew Funk 12.1 points, making 3 3-pointers per game.
Penn State coach Micah Shrewsberry is a former Purdue and Butler assistant coach, and he played for Hanover College.
What channel is Purdue basketball vs. Penn State on?
Time: 6 p.m. ET Sunday, Dec. 8, 2023, at the Palestra in Philadelphia.
Radio: 96.5 in Lafayette, 1260 AM in Indianapolis, SiriusXM Channels 195 and 957, and here.
Is Purdue favored vs. Penn State?
The Boilermakers are 5-point favorites, according to Draft Kings. The over/under is 133 total points.
Purdue vs. Penn State basketball history
The Boilermakers have won 4 in a row in the series, including twice last season. Pickett had averaged 18.5 points and 8 assists in those games.
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