On Wednesday, the number one ranked Purdue Boiler Makers took on the Privateers from New Orleans. This game started off fairly matched with a score of 19-17 with the Privateers up. With less than ten minutes left in the first half Purdue’s forward Mason Gills lead the team with 7 points. While his teammate Caleb Furst supported him with five points and three rebounds.
The New Orleans Privateers would put up similar numbers with their point guard Jordan Johnson having nine points and one rebound. While his teammate Simeon Kirkland would have two points and 4 rebounds.
At the end of the first half Purdue shows why they are ranked number one. The score at half time was Purdue 41 the Privateers 21. With field goals Purdue was 16 of 27, while the Privateers were 7 of 20. Three-point field goals Purdue was 4 of 13, the Privateers 5 of 12. Finally free throws the Privateers were 2 of 2, and Purdue was 5-8.
Halfway through the second half Prude continued to rule the score board, the score was 57-41. Tray Kaufman-Renn made his presence known by scoring 16 points and having two rebounds. On the Privateers side Jordan Johnson continued to help his team by scoring 15 points.
The final score of the was Purdue Boiler Makers 74 and the New Orleans Privateers 53. With this win Purdue moves to 12-0, while the Privateers are 3-8. The final stats of the game were: Field goals, Purdue 25 of 45 Privateers 19 of 41. 3-point field goals, Purdue 5 of 19 Privateers 6 of 16. Finally free throws Purdue 19 of 24 Privateers 9 of 11. Purdue looks to carry this momentum into their final game of the year against Florida A&M on December 29. While the New Orleans Privateers look to turn their luck around when they take on Lamar to kick off the new year.