Boilers to play in Jimmy V Classic

The 2016-17 Purdue male’s basketball schedule is coming together as the school announced Wednesday it will play Arizona State in the Jimmy V Classic on Dec. 6 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

The other video game of the doubleheader includes Duke and Florida.

We are delighted for the chance to play Arizona State in The Garden for the Jimmy V Classic and in assistance of The V Foundation, head coach Matt Painter said in a statement. This is an extremely special event for a fantastic cause and to have a chance to take on three other impressive teams on the nationwide stage is exciting for our program.

Purdue owns a 3-2 all-time record versus the Sun Devils with the last meeting coming during the 2002-03 season in the Las Vegas Shootout, a 70-53 Arizona State win. Purdue’s last win over the Sun Devils can be found in Honolulu during the 1978-79 season.

Arizona State is coming off a 15-17 record and a 5-13 mark in the Pac-12 Conference during its very first year under head coach and previous Duke standout Bobby Hurley.

Purdue is coming off a 26-9 season and was one of 10 teams to be ranked in the country s Top 25 all season.The Boilermakers completed tied for third in the Big Ten Conference with a 12-6 record.

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