Crossroads Classic- Dec. 18

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Crossroads Classic- Dec. 18

Bracket Takeaways


Purdue has a defense that is suffocating for opponents

Jaden Ivey is a special player

Purdue is a likely 1 or 2 seed for the tournament. Unless something crazy happens the Boilers are in a great position.


Indiana has a defense that will travel. It is outstanding and keeps Indiana in ball games

The Hoosiers are searching for offensive consistency. They struggle with turnovers & shot selection

Indiana has the metrics to be included in most brackets, they dont have quad 1 or 2 wins.

Notre Dame

Notre Dame struggled offensively

Blake Wesley is a player to watch for the Irish

Notre Dame will have a difficult time making the tournament this season. The ACC doesn’t provide a lot of quality wins this season


Butler was outmatched against Purdue

The Bulldogs need to get their complete roster healthy

Butler will have an uphill battle to make the tourney

Game Notes

Purdue found its rhythm again and played a solid game

Coach Painter- Purdue, “What kind of player are you when shots aren’t going in”

Coach Brey- Notre Dame was concerned with Indiana’s ability to shoot. He didnt fully commit to double teaming Trayce Jackson-Davis. That is good news going forward for the Hoosiers

Shot selection- Indiana’s point guards were 4-12 from 3 and took 19 shots total. The two wing shooters in Miller Kopp and Parker Stewart were 4-7 from 3 and only took 11 shots total. Something to watch going forward

The Crossroads Classic comes to a close. Purdue’s Matt Painter was not pleased, “I am just befuddled why it’s going away.”

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