Purdue takes on Michigan State in the Big Ten tournament

Michigan State Spartans (22-11, 11-9 Big Ten) vs. Purdue Boilermakers (26-6, 14-6 Big Ten)

Indianapolis; Saturday, 3:25 p.m. EST

FANDUEL SPORTS BOOK LINE: Purdue -6; plus/minus is 143.5

BOTTOM LINE: The No. 9 Purdue Boilermakers play in the Big Ten tournament against the Michigan State Spartans.

The Boilermakers are 16-1 in home games. Purdue is second in the Big Ten with 25.6 defensive rebounds per game led by Trevion Williams with a 5.0 average.

The Spartans are 11-9 in conference play. Michigan State ranks second in the Big Ten with 38.2 percent shooting from deep. Keon Coleman leads the Spartans in shooting 50% from 3 points.

The teams are playing each other for the second time this season. Michigan State won the final game 68-65 on Feb. 26. Gabe Brown scored 13 points to help lead Michigan State to victory, and Zach Edey scored 25 points for Purdue.

TOP PERFORMERS: Sasha Stefanovic is averaging 2.5 3-pointers per game for the Boilermakers, scoring 11.1 points while shooting 39.7% from beyond the arc. Jaden Ivey is shooting 42.2% and averaging 11.7 points over the last 10 games for Purdue.

Brown is shooting 41.7 percent and averaging 11.3 points for the Spartans. Tyson Walker is averaging 7.8 points over Michigan State’s last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Boilermakers: 7-3, averaged 68.0 points, 33.2 rebounds, 12.9 assists, 3.9 steals and 3.7 blocks per game while shooting 44.7% from the field . Their opponents are averaging 66.2 points per game.

Spartans: 5-5, averaging 73.5 points, 35.0 rebounds, 15.2 assists, 5.1 steals and 3.9 blocks per game while shooting 48.2 percent from the field. Their opponents average 68.6 points.


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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