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In another early-morning marquee game – the Big Ten prelude – Purdue faced another fast dipstick.
But in a 76-57 defeat in seventh Michigan Square The Boilermakers quickly realized that their defense could not keep up.
The Wolverines came 7-0 up after stripping Villanova and North Carolina this season. This happened because of a defense that holds Michigan's longtime representative involved and confusing crimes.
But it was this offense that Purdue had no answer to on Saturday in Ann Arbor.
And it happened immediately when Michigan made six of its first seven shots and looked as sharp as the Boilermakers looked boring in defense.
Michigan made three, and when Purdue switched screens in five directions ̵
"If you can not stand your guy and he's getting marginalized every time, it's hard to stop him from getting good punches for what he did," said Matt Haarms. "And then they started to beat down their bad punches because we gave them a lot of simple looks early on."
Looks very different from the team that seemed to have references to a traditional Purdue defense-and-toughness identity in Charleston, Purdue. There was not much opposition to gunshots, passes or, more importantly, penetration than that Conference game started. Matt Painter said his team is not "clean" on the defensive counters and the boilermakers are a step behind.
"It was just dribbling," said Ryan Cline. "There were times when we could not keep the ball going, and it allowed them to get open shots and open opportunities."
The consequence that plagued this Purdue team again. Not in the same way as a good half / a bad half – Purdue himself would call neither a half-Saturday "good", but in the sense that he started getting samstops, his offense dropped and did not capitalize.
Apart from that, when Michigan was stopped in the first half, it was because of lack of deployment, which was hardly to blame for the opposition.
But when it was stopped in the second half – and Purdue held the Wolverines almost nine minutes without field hits – the visitors could not do much with it.
After Aaron Wheeler cut three Michigan lobes that had dropped to 20 at 7 and lost 7:55, Purdue did not move closer.  Jon Teske – perhaps the heir to Mo Wagner, when Purdue's top thorn was in sight – struck down a three and triggered a 8-0 run that restored the blowout status.
Michigan shot only 47 percent for the game.
This number was weighted down, ideally by the second half-rut that Purdue had defensively earned on an otherwise difficult day. Outside of that, Purdue scored well from three points – Cline scored 15 in 6-of-8 shooting, 3 out of 5 out of three – and kicked the glass, while they only took nine wins against a team that took many of forced them.
However, five of these sales were shot down by Carsen Edwards, bringing the overall record of the Boilermaker leader with 21 losses to Virginia Tech, Florida State and now Michigan. He scored 19 points in 7:21 shooting.
Evan Boudreaux, a solid third-goal scorer this season, only had a 1-8 shooting.
However, this Purdue defeat came at a loss Nobody plays or nobody plays.
"That's why this Purdue team should not act," said Haarms. "I think we came through hard, some were not ready to play, including … we just have to be better, much better."