Reviewing current performance metrics, Purdue has an edge in two significant categories. The first is rebounding, where the Boilermakers have the upper hand, 40 per game to 32 per game. Purdue also has an advantage in scoring, 66 points per game to 58 points per game.
- The Nebraska three-point leader (Ray Gallegos) has more three-pointers than the Purdue three-point leader (D.J. Byrd).
- Nebraska has a much lower average debt at graduation according to Kiplinger than Purdue ($19,128 vs $23,924).
- The Nebraska blocks leader (Andre Almeida) has more blocks than the Purdue blocks leader (A.J. Hammons).
- The Nebraska scoring leader (Dylan Talley) has more points than the Purdue scoring leader (Terone Johnson).
- Nebraska has a much lower out-of-state cost per year according to Kiplinger than Purdue ($27,594 vs $37,011).
- Nebraska is a better three-point shooting team (31.8% vs 27.1%) than Purdue this season.
- Even computers respect Nebraska more. We have a better RPI this season than Purdue (RPI: #76 vs #186).
- Keep filling up on cupcakes. Nebraska has a stronger schedule than Purdue this season (SOS Rank: #77 vs #111).
- Nebraska has a much lower in-state cost per year according to Kiplinger than Purdue ($15,894 vs $19,459).
- Andre Almeida is ranked 5th in the Big Ten in blocks.
- The Nebraska basketball team finishes what they start, with a better graduation rate than Purdue (82% vs 67%).