Purdue at Tennessee 11-23-09

November 23, 2009

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Purdue (3-0) and Tennessee (4-0) entered this season expecting to compete for their respective conference titles and make runs at the NCAA tournament. After surviving close calls against a pair of unranked opponents, the seventh-ranked Boilermakers and No. 10 Volunteers will play for the tournament crown Monday night at the University of Virgin Islands Sports and Fitness Center.

Tennessee looked like a shoo-in for the final after winning its first two games of the season by an average of 52.0 points. The Vols carried that momentum into first round of the Paradise Jam on Friday, dominating East Carolina 105-66. Things got a lot tougher in Sunday’s semifinals, however, as the Volunteers needed to rely on their defense before Tyler Smith converted a pair of free throws with 13.7 seconds left to beat DePaul 57-53.

Scotty Hopson is looking for a better shooting performance against Purdue after getting a season-low four points on 2-for-10 shooting, including an 0-for-4 effort from 3-point range. The sophomore guard had 25 points in each of the previous two contests and leads Tennessee with an average of 17.5 points – up from the 9.2 he averaged as a freshman. If Hopson struggles again Monday, the Volunteers have a trio of other solid scorers to rely upon, with Smith and swingman Cameron Tatum averaging 12.5 points and forward Wayne Chism getting 10.5.

This should be a great game, but Tennessee offense is too powerful for Purdue.

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