Picks & Analysis: Purdue vs Marquette 11/22/2023

November 22, 2023


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The Maui Invitational Championship Game between the Purdue Boilermakers (5-0) and Marquette Golden Eagles (5-0) takes place at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu, Hawaii on Wednesday.


After what Marquette accomplished against Kansas on Tuesday, they appear to be a strong contender for the National Title. Their pressuring defense was excessive, and they only allowed 59 points to be scored. Marquette’s defense allows 67 points per contest this season, while their offense averages 82.3 points. They are a side that enjoys applying pressure to its opponents, thus forcing mistakes will be crucial in this match. They will be fine if they can keep forcing turnovers in this area. Kam Jones averages 17.5 points this season while making 52.2% of his field goals and 46.2% of his three-pointers. After defeating to the top team in the nation, the Golden Eagles have gotten to 5-0 on the campaign and now aim to defeat the #2 side in the nation. The impending arrival of Edey at the low block presents a challenge for the Golden Eagles that neither Gonzaga nor Tennessee were able to solve. Dickinson was skillfully handled by Ighodaro and Ben Gold, although Edey is 5 inches and sixty-five pounds heavier than Ighodaro.


Tennessee put Purdue to the test, but they managed to hang on to secure a 71-67 triumph. In order to win, Purdue needed to score 41 points during the second half. Zach Edey recorded 23 points along with 10 rebounds in yet another impressive performance. Another threat was Fletcher Loyer, who finished with 27 points alongside 6 boards. Purdue’s defense allows 60.6 points per contest while their offense averages 82.4 points this season. Purdue will have to learn how to handle Marquette’s pressure in the upcoming match. The Boilermakers are now 5-0 for the season and will try to defeat a second consecutive opponent ranked in the top 10 in order to win the tournament.


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Purdue Boilmakers vs Marquette Golden Eagles Game Information

  • Date: 11/22/2023
  • Time: 05:00 PM ET
  • Location: Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu, Hawaii.
  • How to Watch Purdue vs Marquette : ESPN2
  • Live Stream: CBS.com


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