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Purdue has difficult early schedule

Purdue announces its 2012-13 men's basketball schedule.

Posted on Aug. 30, 2012 at 1:00 a.m. | Updated on Aug. 30, 2012 at 2:29 p.m.

WEST LAFAYETTE — Purdue faces three BCS-conference foes in a 13-day November span, then plays Notre Dame and Xavier in December all before starting Big Ten play.

The full schedule was released Thursday.

Highlights include a New York trip during which Purdue will play Villanova and either Alabama or Oregon State, a Nov. 28 game at Clemson, a Dec. 1 home game against Xavier and the Dec. 15 matchup against Notre Dame in Indianapolis. Lamar, coached by Bob Knight’s son, Pat, visits Purdue on Dec. 4.

The Boilermakers also face West Virginia on Jan. 19.

Purdue opens Big Ten play Jan. 2 at home against Illinois, and its toughest stretch comes with four of five games on the road in February. Indiana visits West Lafayette on Jan. 30.

Purdue Schedule

Oct. 30, Montevallo, TBA (Exhibition)

Nov. 3, Newberry, TBA (Exhibition)

Nov. 9, vs. TBA

Nov. 11, vs. TBA

Nov. 15, Villanova at New York, TBA

Nov. 16, Alabama or Oregon St. at New York, TBA

Nov. 21, North Carolina-Wilmington, TBA

Nov. 28, at Clemson, 7:15 p.m.

Dec. 1, Xavier, TBA

Dec. 4, Lamar, TBA

Dec. 8, at Eastern Michigan, TBA

Dec. 15, Notre Dame at Indianapolis, TBA

Dec. 18, Ball State, TBA

Dec. 29, William & Mary, TBA

Jan. 2, Illinois

Jan. 5, at Michigan State

Jan. 8, Ohio State

Jan. 13, Penn State

Jan. 16, at Nebraska

Jan. 19, West Virginia, TBA

Jan. 24, at Michigan

Jan. 27, Iowa

Jan. 30, Indiana

Feb. 2, at Northwestern

Feb. 5, at Penn State

Feb. 9, Michigan State

Feb. 13, at Illinois

Feb. 16, at Indiana

Feb. 24, Northwestern

Feb. 27, at Iowa

March 2 or 3, at Wisconsin

March 6, Michigan

March 9, Minnesota

March 14-17, Big Ten tournament at Chicago


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