Milwaukee v. Purdue (Game Thread)

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All in all - pretty solid win. Plenty to work on, but I like the pieces so far, and I really liked the energy.......we shall see because they'll get tested big time soon enough with the schedule.

Definitely liked what I saw in the debut for Smith and Loyer. Brandon Newman also showing the furnace still works. Enjoyed it, folks.
 

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Defense lives here (again)!!!
Such a fun game/team to watch tonight! Not sure about the offense when we go up against better competition but the defense already looks a couple levels above the end of last year's team!
Honestly stunned how good the freshman guards looked tonight. When David comes back, will add more punch to the offense and give another experienced guard to give Smith a breather.
I loved how everyone on the team attacked off the bounce tonight at some point. Will keep opposing defenses honest and get them into rotations more.

Lastly I am happy to see this board still lively on game days and still have a lot of great discussion after the transition to Travis and the H&R team. Glad @Purdue Grad in Texas didn't jump ship and you are still starting the game threads!
 

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I'm a fan of Morton's but I can see a starting lineup with Newman starting and Morton coming off the bench?
I think its due to defense. If Newman can some how stop committing his usual 2-3 glaring defensive mistakes per game, he may crack the starting line up again. I certainly want him starting again because of his length and scoring ability but I understand CMP going with his best defensive line up to start the game.
 
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No Heide tonight. It’s looking like he will redshirt.

Along with Will Berg, perhaps. I should have realized this, but I didn't......other than David Jenkins, Jr., Purdue has no seniors that are projected to play meaningful minutes. Quite a switch.

Also, even if he does redshirt - I repeat - don't sleep on Mr. Heide.
 
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Good evening Ladies and Gentlemen. Well here we are, back to start another season of Boilermaker Basketball as the Milwaukee Panthers come into Mackey Arena to take on the Purdue Boilermakers.

Tip-off is schedule for approximately 6:30 pm (Eastern time), and it's showing that coverage will be on Big Ten Network.

Hopefully some questions regarding the Boilers' potential start getting answered tonight, as this team will have a mix of returning players and newcomers to the line-up.

The projected starters for Purdue: Zach Edey, Mason Gillis, Ethan Morton, Fletcher Loyer, and Braden Smith. Expect Caleb Furst, Trey Kaufman-Renn (coming off a redshirt season), and Brandon Newman to provide a lot of minutes and scoring punch from the bench. The projected starters for Milwaukee: Justin Thomas, Markieth Downing, Angelo Stuart, Vin Baker, Jr., and Ahmad Rand. This is essentially a 3/4 guard lineup with the tallest starter @ 6'9." Those have sometime created havoc for previous Purdue squads.

I would expect Purdue to try and work inside some - playing inside out, and it will be really interesting to see how Purdue's backcourt fares, as there is not a lot of experience.....we shall see.

The recipe is still the same though - value the possessions, take good shots, avoid the careless turnovers and unfocused play, and work both ends of the glass. Purdue should get some good looks from deep - can they be patient enough to take the right ones.....I'll also be looking to see how the transition defense is. This current version of the team may not have quite the expectations as recent ones, but I think it could be really entertaining to watch them develop. Purdue is a heavy favorite, but let's see if the Boilers can start off on the right foot.......it's been a long off-season.

Are you ready for some basketball?

Boiler Up, my friends.

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I think they started their 7'1" guy.
 
Aug 27, 2018
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Good evening Ladies and Gentlemen. Well here we are, back to start another season of Boilermaker Basketball as the Milwaukee Panthers come into Mackey Arena to take on the Purdue Boilermakers.

Tip-off is schedule for approximately 6:30 pm (Eastern time), and it's showing that coverage will be on Big Ten Network.

Hopefully some questions regarding the Boilers' potential start getting answered tonight, as this team will have a mix of returning players and newcomers to the line-up.

The projected starters for Purdue: Zach Edey, Mason Gillis, Ethan Morton, Fletcher Loyer, and Braden Smith. Expect Caleb Furst, Trey Kaufman-Renn (coming off a redshirt season), and Brandon Newman to provide a lot of minutes and scoring punch from the bench. The projected starters for Milwaukee: Justin Thomas, Markieth Downing, Angelo Stuart, Vin Baker, Jr., and Ahmad Rand. This is essentially a 3/4 guard lineup with the tallest starter @ 6'9." Those have sometime created havoc for previous Purdue squads.

I would expect Purdue to try and work inside some - playing inside out, and it will be really interesting to see how Purdue's backcourt fares, as there is not a lot of experience.....we shall see.

The recipe is still the same though - value the possessions, take good shots, avoid the careless turnovers and unfocused play, and work both ends of the glass. Purdue should get some good looks from deep - can they be patient enough to take the right ones.....I'll also be looking to see how the transition defense is. This current version of the team may not have quite the expectations as recent ones, but I think it could be really entertaining to watch them develop. Purdue is a heavy favorite, but let's see if the Boilers can start off on the right foot.......it's been a long off-season.

Are you ready for some basketball?

Boiler Up, my friends.

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I think they started their 7'1" guy.
Hope Jenkins can handle the ball a little.
He can.