Purdue has a statistical advantage in two significant areas. The Boilermakers have an edge in rebounding, 40 per game to 32 per game. In addition, Purdue has an advantage in scoring, 66 points per game to 58 points per game.
- Purdue players are more experienced than Nebraska players (7,675 minutes played vs 7,274 minutes played).
- Diaper Dandies love us. Purdue has recruited more McDonald's All-Americans out of high school than Nebraska (5 vs 0).
- Purdue has a much higher 4-year graduation rate than Nebraska according to Kiplinger (38% vs 25%).
- Purdue takes less vacation, with more NCAA Tournament appearances over the last 10 years than Nebraska (7 vs 0).
- Purdue is better at defending the three (29.3% allowed vs 34.9% allowed) than Nebraska this season.
- You'll do better on next semester's exams, right? Purdue currently has a higher Academic Progress Rate (995 to 945) than Nebraska, per the NCAA.
- We have a history of cultivating talent. Over the past 10 years, Purdue has had more players drafted by the NBA than Nebraska (4 vs 0).
- Kids want to come here. Since 1998 Purdue has recruited more Top 50 high school players than Nebraska (3 vs 0).
- You get an A for effort, but Purdue has emerged victorious against Nebraska the last 2 times they've played.
- D.J. Byrd is ranked 10th in the Big Ten in three-pointers.