Monday, December 19, 2011

Up Next: The Mastadons

Coming off another disappointing loss on Saturday, Purdue stumbles back to Mackey arena looking to hit double digit wins for the year.

You would think Purdue could never lose this game. Playing a team from The Summit League, at home, coming off a terrible loss, Purdue should beat IPFW with ease. But with that said, Purdue should have beaten High Point and Western Carolina by 20, and instead, struggled to pull out wins.

The Mastadons (7-3) have put together a five-game win streak after beating UT Martin 82-76 on Saturday. They boast the 11th best scorer in Division I, Frank Gaines (pictured left), a 6' 5'' guard, who is averaging 21.4 points per game. The only other player scoring in double figures is 6' 10'' forward Trey McCorkle at 15 a game. Their next best scorer is Mario Hines, who is averaging just 7.3 points per contest.

Purdue needs to be ready. With the students gone for break and the Mastadons coming to town, it might be hard to get up for this one.

Purdue looks to extend their home winning streak to 25 games and more importantly, get some much needed confidence going into Big Ten play.

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