Purdue to Open 2020-21 Season With In-state Opponent

 

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Head coach Matt Painter has announced that the Boilermakers will host Evansville in the 2020-21 season opener on Nov. 10, in Mackey Arena.

 

Tip time and television designation will be announced at a later date.

 

Purdue owns a 9-5 series advantage with the Purple Aces, but the two teams haven’t met since a 75-69 Evansville win on Dec. 3, 2005 – Matt Painter’s first year with the Boilermakers.

 

Evansville posted a 9-23 record during the 2019-20 season, but made headlines early in the season with a road win at Kentucky’s Rupp Arena on Nov. 12. The Purple Aces were led by DeAndre Williams at 15.2 points per game and head coach Todd Lickliter returns all but one player from last year’s squad.

 

The contest is the third announced game of the 2020-21 season, joining West Virginia (Dec. 13, in Brooklyn) and Indiana State (Nov. 13 in West Lafayette) on the schedule.