Purdue basketball takes on nonconference opponent Fairfield on Saturday, Nov. 18 at Mackey Arena.
The Stags are the Boilermakers’ final opponent before a run of as many as six Power 5 conference opponents on the schedule. You can get all the details below, including game time, channel, and streaming information.
Purdue-Fairfield basketball: Time, game information
Purdue, which is ranked 19th in the latest AP Top 25 poll, and Fairfield are playing at 7 p.m. ET on Saturday, Nov. 18. It’s part of the Gavitt Tipoff Games.
Time: 7 p.m. ET
Date: Saturday, Nov. 18
Location: Mackey Arena, West Lafayette, Indiana
What channel can I watch Purdue-Fairfield?
The Boilermakers’ game vs. Fairfield will not be televised. Instead, it will air online through BTN Plus.
Where can I watch Purdue-Fairfield online?
Purdue and Fairfield can be watched live through the BTN Plus stream.
How can I listen to Purdue-Fairfield on the radio?
You can get a list of Purdue radio affiliates and an online stream of the Boilermakers’ call of the game here.
Purdue-Fairfield basketball: Preview
The Boilermakers are 3-0 after a strong road win over Marquette earlier this week. Their matchup against Fairfield figures to more closely resemble their first two games against SIU Edwardsville and Chicago State, but there is reason to the think the Stags could be more of a challenge.
Fairfield is currently 2-0 with wins over Penn and Loyola (Md.) and are considered one of the better teams in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference, a small conference whose champion has usually played decently well in March. The Stags also returned all five starters from last season.
Senior guard Tyler Nelson is the star for Fairfield, leading the team in scoring and minutes this season after finishing second in the MAAC in points per game last season.
Like in many matchups against mid-major teams, Purdue figures to have a gargantuan size advantage in the front court with 7-foot-2 senior Isaac Haas and 7-foot-3 freshman Matt Haarms. Meanwhile, Fairfield doesn’t have a player on its roster taller than 6-foot-9.
Purdue has dominated on the inside so far this season, making 66.9 percent of their 2-point shots and rebounding more than 40 percent of their misses, according to KenPom.