HAMMOND, Ind. – The Purdue University Calumet men’s basketball team is taking on Trinity International at the Fitness and Recreation Center tomorrow, February 11, at 3 p.m. The Peregrines will look to sweep the season series against TIU and snap a recent three-game slide.
Follow the Action Live
Today’s contest will be broadcast live on the Peregrines Sports Network. Click on the Live Video link below to follow the broadcast. Postgame statistics and recaps can be found at www.purduecal.edu/athletics.
Scouting Purdue Calumet
The Peregrines have tallied a 6-19 overall record and 3-8 mark in the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference this season. PUC has four players averaging double-figures in scoring on the year, led by juniors Andrew Anderson and Kedric Williams with 15.2 and 14.7 points per game respectively. Three-point marksmen Alex Richman and Drew Ridlen are adding 12.1 and 10.6 markers a night.
Scouting Trinity International
The Trojans come into Hammond with a 4-21 overall record and a 3-8 tally in the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference. TIU snapped an eight-game slide last week with a victory over rival Trinity Christian, before falling to Judson last Saturday. German import Dillon Wadsack leads the way for the Trojans, as the sophomore guard is posting a team-high 14.4 points per game on 49.1 percent shooting from the field.
Last Time Out
Purdue Calumet could not keep pace with No. 9 Cardinal Stritch, as the Wolves rolled to a 92-71 victory on Saturday afternoon inside the Fitness and Recreation Center.
PUC jumped out to an early 7-2 lead, as Kedric Williams capped off the quick spurt with a jumper just two minutes into the contest. The Wolves would answer back though, as they rattled off six-straight points before Williams drained a shot from deep to stop the bleeding. However, Stritch would open up a comfortable lead with an 11-0 run, as they pounded eight points in the paint during that span before taking a 43-26 advantage at halftime. PUC could not trim the deficit to single-digits in the final stanza, as Cardinal Stritch cruised to the win and a sweep of the season series. The Peregrines were held to 38.3 percent shooting from the field, after connecting on just 35.3 percent of their shots in the second half. CSU recorded a 53.3 field goal percentage, thanks in large part to 46 points in the paint.
Williams led all scorers with 21 points to go along with his five rebounds and three steals. Alex Richman knocked down three treys on his way to a 15-point, five-assist effort, while Andrew Anderson finished with 15 points and nine rebounds. Trent Tucker notched seven points and six boards and Noah Allen had three steals.
Up Next for PUC
The Black and Gold will travel to Palos Heights, Ill. for their last regular season road contest of the season, as they take on Trinity Christian. PUC will look to avenge a 75-70 loss to the Trolls earlier in the year.