WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - Purdue men's basketball team learned it will face Illinois, Indiana, Iowa and Michigan State just once each during the 2013-14 regular season, as the Big Ten shared the league's single-play matchups for the upcoming campaign on Tuesday.
The Boilermakers will host Indiana and Michigan State in single-play games, while traveling to Illinois and Iowa.
The entire 18-game Big Ten slate, as well as times and television information for Purdue's recently-announced non-conference schedule, will be announced at a later date.
As far as the non-conference schedule, the Boilermakers open the regular season at Mackey Arena against Northern Kentucky on Nov. 8, then play host to Central Connecticut State (Nov. 13), Rider (Nov. 17) and Eastern Illinois (Nov. 20) over the next 12 days.
Purdue will kick off the Old Spice Classic in West Lafayette on Nov. 24 when it hosts Siena in a non-bracketed round game.
The Boilers will play three games at the HP Field House on the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex from Nov. 28-Dec. 1. In addition to Purdue and Siena, the field for the eighth-annual event – routinely one of the season's top early-season tournaments – includes Butler, LSU, Memphis, Oklahoma State, Saint Joseph's and Washington State.
Purdue will return home to Mackey Arena to host Boston College in Big Ten/ACC Challenge action on Dec. 4 and Eastern Michigan on Dec. 7 before taking its customary break for finals.
The third edition of the Crossroads Classic will take place at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis on Dec. 14, with Purdue taking on Butler as part of the doubleheader event.
The Boilermakers will host Maryland Eastern Shore on Dec. 17 before wrapping up the non-conference slate in Morgantown, West Virginia, on Dec. 21 with their fourth game against West Virginia in the last five years.
Prior to the start of the regular season, Purdue will face Indianapolis (Oct. 30) and Wayne State (Nov. 4) in exhibition play.
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