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Purdue vs Brigham Young
When: 5:00 PM ET, Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Where: Lahaina Civic Center, Lahaina, Hawaii

Two teams that have taken different approaches to winning games at the Maui Invitational will pit their styles Wednesday when BYU and Purdue meet in the fifth-place game. Chase Fischer broke the BYU record for 3-pointers in a game when he sank 10-of-13 in Tuesday’s victory against tournament host Chaminade as the Cougars made a school record 17-of-29 overall. A couple hours earlier, Purdue put a lockdown on Missouri in the first half, holding them to 20 points before eventually winning 82-61.

Purdue freshman center Isaac Haas continues to be one of the most impressive players in the tournament, but has shown some rough edges. The 7-footer had six points and eight rebounds against Missouri, but also committed five turnovers and missed all five of his free throws. Haas gives the Boilermakers nice depth in the middle along with fellow 7-footer A.J. Hammons, who is coming off his most productive game of the season, totaling 12 points, six rebounds and three blocks against Missouri.

TV: 5 p.m. ET, ESPN2

ABOUT PURDUE (4-1): Haas has drawn a lot of attention for the Boilermakers, but their guard play in Maui has been impressive as well. Rapheal Davis went scoreless against Kansas State but came back with a career-high 22 points against Missouri, Kendall Stephens scored 21 against Kansas State and Colorado State transfer Jon Octeus has strung together two well-balanced statistical lines. P.J. Thompson has been getting the most minutes among the back-up guards, but Bryson Scott has been the most productive offensively.

ABOUT BYU (4-1): The Boilermakers can’t spent too many resources trying to guard Fischer because Tyler Haws is just as lethal from long range. He scored a quiet 19 points against Chaminade but was all over the court in BYU’s double-overtime loss to No. 15 San Diego State in the tournament-opener Monday. Kyle Collinsworth, a 6-6 wing who averaged 14 points and 8.1 rebounds last season, appears back at full strength after suffering a torn ACL in the West Coast Conference tournament championship in March.

TIP-INS

1. Purdue shot 43 free throws and made 33 against Missouri, the most of both since the Boilermakers shot 35-for-46 against Illinois in January 2002.

2. The 18 free throws by Davis against Missouri were the most by a Purdue player since Brad Miller shot 22 in 1997.

3. Haws has scored in double figures in 53 consecutive games.

PREDICTION: BYU 72, Purdue 68
Stats and Records
Team Comparison
  W/L Strk Home Away Neutral Day Night Conf
Purdue 4-1 W1 3-0 0-0 1-1 2-1 2-0 0-0
Brigham Young 4-1 W1 3-0 0-0 1-1 2-0 2-1 0-0
Last Meeting
Purdue Brigham Young
Date Away Home Pts Reb FG% Pts Reb FG%
No previous meeting.
Player Stats
Previous Matchup
Points Player Total FG% FTM
Purdue N/A
Brigham Young N/A
Rebounds Player Total Off Def
Purdue N/A
Brigham Young N/A
Assists Player  
Purdue N/A
Brigham Young N/A
Season
Points Player Total FG% FTM
Purdue K. Stephens 70 47.7 10
Brigham Young T. Haws 97 47.7 26
Rebounds Player Total Off Def
Purdue V. Edwards 31 12 19
Brigham Young N. Austin 35 9 26
Assists Player  
Purdue J. Octeus 18
Brigham Young K. Collinsworth 19
Quickchart Matchup
Purdue Off vs  Brigham Young Defense
80.0 Points For
81.3 Points Against
51.2 FG%
45.7 FG%
33.8 Reb
31.7 Reb
Brigham Young Off vs  Purdue Defense
91.0 Points For
55.2 Points Against
47.3 FG%
35.8 FG%
31.7 Reb
25.0 Reb