The No. 16 Fairleigh Dickinson Knights (20-15) are aiming to move on to the second round of the NCAA Tournament when they take on the top-seeded Purdue Boilermakers (29-5) on Friday. This 1-16 matchup in the East Region bracket is scheduled for 6:50 PM.

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Purdue vs. Fairleigh Dickinson Game Info

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Purdue Stats Insights

  • This season, the Boilermakers have a 45.9% shooting percentage from the field, which is 1.8% lower than the 47.7% of shots the Knights' opponents have hit.
  • Purdue is 14-1 when it shoots better than 47.7% from the field.
  • The Knights are the 228th-ranked rebounding team in the nation, while the Boilermakers sit at ninth.
  • The 73.1 points per game the Boilermakers score are the same as the Knights allow.
  • When Purdue scores more than 74.5 points, it is 16-0.

Fairleigh Dickinson Stats Insights

  • The Knights have shot at a 45.6% clip from the field this season, 3.9 percentage points higher than the 41.7% shooting opponents of the Boilermakers have averaged.
  • This season, Fairleigh Dickinson has a 15-8 record in games the team collectively shoots above 41.7% from the field.
  • The Boilermakers are the rebounding team in the nation, the Knights rank 54th.
  • The Knights' 78 points per game are 15.3 more points than the 62.7 the Boilermakers allow.
  • Fairleigh Dickinson has a 10-1 record when allowing fewer than 73.1 points.

Purdue Home & Away Comparison

  • Purdue puts up 76.3 points per game in home games, compared to 67.3 points per game away from home, a difference of nine points per contest.
  • The Boilermakers allow 61.2 points per game when playing at home this year, compared to 64.3 on the road.
  • In home games, Purdue is draining 1.5 more three-pointers per game (7.5) than away from home (6). It also has a better three-point percentage at home (33.1%) compared to away from home (32%).

Fairleigh Dickinson Home & Away Comparison

  • In 2022-23 Fairleigh Dickinson is averaging 7.8 more points per game at home (81.5) than away (73.7).
  • In 2022-23 the Knights are giving up 2.7 fewer points per game at home (72.9) than away (75.6).
  • Fairleigh Dickinson knocks down more 3-pointers at home (9 per game) than on the road (7.2). It also has a higher 3-point percentage at home (37.6%) than away (31.8%).

Purdue Schedule

Date Opponent Score Arena
3/10/2023 Rutgers W 70-65 United Center
3/11/2023 Ohio State W 80-66 United Center
3/12/2023 Penn State W 67-65 United Center
3/17/2023 Fairleigh Dickinson - Nationwide Arena

Fairleigh Dickinson Schedule

Date Opponent Score Arena
3/4/2023 Saint Francis (PA) W 70-50 Rothman Center
3/7/2023 @ Merrimack L 67-66 Hammel Court
3/15/2023 Texas Southern W 84-61 UD Arena
3/17/2023 Purdue - Nationwide Arena