Purdue at Clemson

Purdue Clemson

11/28/2012 7:15:00 PM |  TV:ESPNU | LIVE STATS

Pence's Quick Thoughts

Clemson Purdue is another game that may not be the most pleasant to watch. The Tigers host the #50 Pomeroy ranked Purdue Boilermakers who sit at 2-3 on the season.  Their losses have come to Oregon State, Villanova, and Bucknell, which are all top-100 teams according to Pomeroy.

Purdue is ranked 23rd in offensive rebounding %, and near bottom among division one schools in 3 point %.  Defensively is where they make their mark, ranking 27th in eFG% allowed.

Clemson has played pretty well early on in the season with their only loss coming to Gonzaga by 8.  The Zags are currently ranked #2 by Pomeroy.  The Tigers 4 wins are all against teams with Pomeroy ranks greater than 150, so a win over #50 Purdue would help the resume.

I have a feeling this one will be won in the paint.  I like Clemson's chances and see the Tigers winning by 3.

********

Brad Brownell's Preview of Purdue

Once again, it’s time for the ACC/B1G Challenge. Clemson doesn't play until Wednesday night at 7:15 (ESPNU), but the challenge kicks off tonight. The B1G has taken over the top 25 in the early dawn of this season, while the preseason favorites from the ACC have looked less than stellar. But don’t count the ACC out just yet, as the next two days will be a special display of strength vs. strength. If for no other reason, you should follow these games just to see how the polls are affected. The B1G currently has 5 top-25 teams, with 3 teams filling 3 of the top 4 spots. The ACC also has a top-5 team in Duke, while UNC and N.C. State have landed in the mid-teens.

Tuesday night has two big matchups in #18 N.C. State @ #3 Michigan at 7:30pm and #15 UNC @ #1 Indiana at 9:30pm, both on ESPN. Also, if you get bored watching Michigan trounce the Puppies, Maryland @ Northwestern (7:15 on ESPN2) should be a good match-up. Honestly, the only really exciting game on Wednesday night (other than ours, of course) is the marquee game on ESPN. #2 Duke and #4 OSU are likely both on track to go deep into the Tourney this season (fingers crossed for another Lehigh-esque 2nd round upset). This game will be a close one and could go either way, but don’t be surprised if Coach K rallies the troops to a W at home against a solid Buckeye corps.

More from ShakinTheSouthland.com

— When Brad Brownell looks at Purdue, he sees some very familiar signs.

A stingy, defense-first team. A team with good shooters. A young team, still working to find its way in the season’s early weeks.

A team much like his own.

“Purdue is a mirror image of us,” Brownell, Clemson’s third-year head coach, said Tuesday.

The doppelgangers – er, Boilermakers – come to Littlejohn Coliseum Wednesday for Clemson’s portion of the annual ACC/Big 10 Challenge. Clemson (4-1) hosts Purdue (2-3) in a 7:15 p.m. game televised by ESPNU, and the similarities should be abundant.

More from OrangeAndWhite.com

Team Stats
 Advantage ClemsonAdvantage Purdue
FG %
 
 
FT %
 
 
3 PT %
 
 
2 PT %
 Clemson 
 
3/FG
 Clemson Clemson Clemson 
 
Four Factors
eFG%
 
 
TO%
 
 
O Reb %
 
 
D Reb %
 
 
FT Rate
 
 
Defensive Allowed
3 PT %
 
 Purdue Purdue Purdue Purdue Purdue 
2 PT %
 
 Purdue Purdue Purdue Purdue Purdue 
TO%
 Clemson Clemson Clemson Clemson Clemson 
 
Embed This Chart On Your Website
Matchup History
DateBoxRecap
11/27/2007 9:30:00 PMClemson 61 - Purdue 58 
12/3/2003Purdue 76 - Clemson 64 
Search
Search
Advertisement
 
Poll
Which ACC school made the best basketball coach hire?
Buzz Williams, Virginia Tech
Jim Christian, Boston College
Danny Manning, Wake Forest


Newsbreakers
2014 Preseason All-ACC Football Team Announced
7/23/2014 11:43:24 AM
Clemson Football Preview
7/23/2014 9:07:01 AM
Durand Johnson expected to be healthy for Pitt to start the season
7/22/2014 7:30:56 PM
ACC Media Days: Dave Clawson Press Conference
7/22/2014 12:50:08 PM
Pitt basketball schedule for 2014 Bahamas trip
7/22/2014 8:58:37 AM
Notre Dame: Year One with the ACC Football Agreement
7/22/2014 8:57:25 AM
Fedora Meets the Media at ACC Kickoff
7/22/2014 7:05:48 AM
Bobby Petrino talks at ACC Media Days
7/22/2014 7:04:42 AM
Petrino Talks 2014 With The ACC Digital Network
7/22/2014 7:04:42 AM
Paul Chryst says Ejuan Price injury won't impact James Conner's time on defense
7/22/2014 7:03:34 AM
Scott Shafer Hearts Dabo, Loves Pitt & Is Looking At You, New Jersey
7/22/2014 7:01:41 AM
Syracuse will open exhibition play with Carleton & Adrian In November
7/22/2014 7:01:41 AM
FSU Leads ACC Preseason Football Poll
7/21/2014 12:04:56 PM
Boston College Football Preview
7/21/2014 9:51:11 AM
Miami LB On Louisville: 'I'm 0-1 Against Those Guys, I Ain't Going 0-2'
7/21/2014 7:00:52 AM
Message Board
 
YBN Widget
Game Preview: Purdue vs Clemson - SCACCHoops.com
RSS Feed  
SCACC Hoops has no affiliation to the NCAA or the ACC
Team logos are trademarks of their respective organizations (more/credits)