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Preview: Georgia State @ #15 Purdue

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

On Friday night, the Georgia State Panthers face #15 Purdue Boilermakers. Each team comes into this game with a 1-1 record.

The Panthers have a win at home, but they lost on the road. The Boilermakers are 1-1 at Mackey Arena. This game is a part of the Cancun Challenge and will be live on the Big Ten Network at 7 pm.

This is the first meeting between the two teams.

Georgia State lost to the Auburn Tigers 83-65 on Nov. 14. They beat the NAIA Thomas (Georgia) Night Hawks 111-69.

In their past 10 games, the Panthers have four wins. Besides their win this season, they also defeated the UL Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns, Appalachian State Mountaineers and the Arkansas State Red Wolves.

Purdue lost to the Villanova Wildcats 79-76 in their last game on Nov. 14. Their win came against the McNeese State Cowboys.

In their past 10 games, the Boilermakers have six wins. They defeated the Maryland Terrapins, Nebraska Cornhuskers, Wisconsin Badgers, Illinois Fighting Illini and Michigan Wolverines last season for five of the wins.

Georgia State is averaging 88 points per game, while Purdue is averaging 92.5.

Jeremy Hollowell leads the Panthers with 21.5 points per game. Willie Clayton is averaging 8.5 rebounds and Hollowell is also averaging 2.5 assists per game.

Isaac Haas leads the Boilermakers with 22 points per game. Caleb Swanigan is averaging 14 points and Vince Edwards is averaging six assists.

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