VIDEO: Purdue coach Matt Painter and players discuss upcoming game with Nebraska
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – The No. 7-ranked Purdue basketball program is back at Mackey Arena after its road game against Michigan was postponed. The team hosts Nebraska on Friday in front of another sold-out crowd.
The Boilermakers come into the game 13-2 overall, while the Cornhuskers are 6-11 after a recent loss to No. 25 Illinois. Purdue is undefeated against Nebraska at home with a 9-0 record.
Coach Matt Painter and the players met with the media Thursday to discuss their extra preparation and the game against Nebraska, a winless Big Ten team to start the season.
Below are video interviews with Painter, main back Sasha Stefanovic and second-year striker Mason Gillis:
Purdue Coach Matt Painter Previews Nebraska
Purdue Senior Guard Sasha Stefanovic Previews Nebraska
Purdue Sophomore Mason Gillis Gives Nebraska Preview
Purdue Basketball Stories
- NEBRASKA FOULS AGAINST ILLINOIS: Nebraska lost a home game to No. 25 Illinois on Tuesday night 81-71. The Cornhuskers were led by freshman goaltender Bryce McGowens, who scored 19 points. The team will face No. 7 Purdue at Mackey Arena on Friday. CLICK HERE
- PURDUE PREPARES FOR NEBRASKA: Purdue basketball followed its home loss to Wisconsin with a 74-67 victory over Penn State on the road, but fell to 7th in the AP Top 25 poll. The team will be back in action against Nebraska Friday at Mackey Arena after its road game with Michigan was postponed. CLICK HERE
- THE BOILERS DROPS TO NO. seven: Purdue fell to 7th in the Associated Press Top 25 poll after a home loss to Wisconsin. The team followed that up with a road win over Penn State, their first true road win of the season. The Boilermakers were among five Big Ten programs ranked this week. CLICK HERE
- PURDUE, MICHIGAN GAME POSTPONED: Purdue Basketball’s road game with Michigan has been postponed due to ongoing COVID-19 issues within the Wolverines program. The Boilermakers’ next game is Friday against Nebraska at Mackey Arena. CLICK HERE