No.17 Butler and No.9 Purdue face off in the Crossroads Classic

No.17 Butler and No.9 Purdue face off in the Crossroads Classic at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Saturday afternoon.

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - No.17 Butler and No.9 Purdue face off in the Crossroads Classic as they meet for the first time in the 56-game series as ranked opponents. The Bulldogs have won the last four meetings in the series, including the past two in the Crossroads Classic.

Game Info

Where: Indianapolis, IN (Bankers Life Fieldhouse)

When: 5:00PM EST

TV: BTN

Radio: 107.5FM

Know Your Foe

Location: West Lafayette, IN

Enrollment: 38,770

Mascot: Boilermakers, Purdue Pete

Record: 11-0

Coach: Matt Painter, 11th Season - 223-124 Overall (12 Seasons -  247-129 Overall)

Probable Starters

BUTLER

Player Height Weight Class
Tyler Lewis 5-11 170 JR
Kellen Dunham 6-6 200 SR
Roosevelt Jones 6-4 225 SR
Andrew Chrabascz 6-7 235 JR
Tyler Wideman 6-8 245 SO

PURDUE

Player Height Weight Class
P.J. Thompson 5-10 188 SO
Rapheal Davis 6-5 217 SR
Vince Edwards 6-7 220 SO
Caleb Swanigan 6-9 260 FR
Isaac Haas 7-2 297 SO

Players to Watch

BUTLER

Kelan Martin: The sophomore-rise of Martin continued with a third straight performance for the Dawgs. The sophomore led Butler with 25 points off the bench against Tennessee and won Big East Player-of-the-Week honors. The sophomore is averaging 14.8 points, 6.8 rebounds, and 1.1 assists per game.

Tyler Wideman: Wideman and the rest of the Butler front court will have their hands full with the talented and very tall Purdue front court. The combination of Haas, Hammons, and Swanigan are NBA caliber and could provide issues for the Bulldogs. The sophomore center will need to be physical, but also careful not to get in foul trouble. He is currently averaging a 10 points and 6.3 rebounds per game.

PURDUE

Caleb Swanigan: The freshman forward/center has been a beast on the inside for the Boilermakers. Swanigan is currently averaging 9.9 points and a team-leading 9.2 rebounds per game in team-high 27.2 minutes per game. After two straight double-doubles against Howard and IUPUI, Swanigan scored 15 points and grabbed 5 rebounds against Youngstown State.

Rapheal Davis: Davis is Purdue's best scorer from the perimeter. The senior wing is averaging 11.6 points per game while shooting 52.7% from the field including 50% from 3-point range. He is also connecting on 80% of his free throw attempts. Davis has scored in double-figures in 6 of 7 games he has played this season.

Know Your Numbers

91.7 - Butler's average points per game this season, ranking 2nd in the nation and leads the Big East.

51.4 - Butler's field goal percentage this season, ranking 6th in the nation and leads the Big East.

19.1 - Kellen Dunham's average points per game this season, which ranks 46th nationally and leads the Big East.

45.0 - Purdue's average rebounds per game this season, ranking 4th in the nation.

57.5 - Purdue's average points given up this season, ranking 8th in the nation.

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