Predictions and Analysis: Grambling vs Purdue Mar 22, 2024

Predictions and Analysis: Grambling vs Purdue Mar 22, 2024

March 22, 2024


Grambling vs Purdue Game Preview

In the opening round of the NCAA Tournament on March 22, the Purdue Boilermakers (29-4) and Grambling Tigers (21-14) square off at Gainbridge Fieldhouse. Keep reading more articles like this for the best basketball analysis.


Grambling Analysis: They’ve won 4 straight games

Even though their top 2 scorers had poor performances, the Tigers nonetheless prevailed in their first NCAA Tournament. In the game versus Montana State, sophomore guard Jimel Cofer (3.5) stepped off the bench and paced Grambling with a career-high 19 points on 7-of-9 shooting, whilst junior guard Kintavious Dozier (12.9 points) and Tra’Michael Moton (11.6 points) both scored 6 points. Cofer, who also pulled down two rebounds and two steals, recorded just his 3rd double-digit performance of the year. Against the Bobcats, Jourdan Smith, a senior guard, and Antwan Burnett, a sophomore, each ended with 18 points, two 3-pointers, and 9 rebounds. Despite his season low of 10 points per game, Smith has scored 13 points or more in 6 of his past 8 games, including a game-winning 20 points for the team against Grambling.


Purdue Analysis: They just lost on a very close OT game

For the majority of the season, Purdue was ranked in the top 5 but they lost to Wisconsin in overtime in the Big Ten Tournament quarterfinals. The Boilermakers, who were 17-3 in the Big Ten during the regular season, come into this game with a 29-4 overall record. Purdue had an early 8-2 lead over Wisconsin but was even at the half. The rest of the game was close, with neither team taking the largest advantage until the end of regulation, when the scores were level at 66. With 46 seconds remaining in OT, Purdue had a three-point lead, but lost after giving up the final 4 points, including the game-winning jumper with 8 seconds left.
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Grambling Tigers vs Purdue Boilmakers Game Information

  1. Date: 03/22/2024
  2. Time: 07:25 PM ET
  3. Location: Gainbridge Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, IN.
  4. How to Watch Grambling vs Purdue : ESPN
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