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Friday preview: No. 3 Purdue vs. No. 14 Saint Peter’s

SITE: Chicago

TIME: 7:20 p.m.

TV: TNT

ANNOUNCERS: Spero Dedes play-by-play, Bob Wenzel analyst

THE SPREAD: Purdue by 14.5

RECORDS: Purdue 25-7, Saint Peter’s 20-13

ENROLLMENTS: Purdue 39,726; Saint Peter’s 3,282

THE BUZZ: Saint Peter’s four key players are seniors, but while the Peacocks are experienced, they shouldn’t be able to hang with the Boilermakers. Purdue C JaJuan Johnson should have his way inside. Still, it’s important that the Boilermakers not let Saint Peter’s dictate the pace. The Peacocks have two four-year starters at guard in Nick Leon and Wesley Jenkins, and they are adept at slowing things down. Saint Peter’s is 0-6 when it has allowed at least 70 points this season. Purdue obviously can win if the game is in the 60s, but chances are greater for a Saint Peter’s upset if the game is in the 50s.

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