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For the first time in school history Purdue Men’s Basketball is the top ranked program in the country. The ranking comes as a result of an 8-0 start to the season including a 80-64 win over Villanova on November 21st and a victory over undefeated Iowa 77-70 last week.

 

Expectations are at an all-time high for a balanced Purdue squad led by Sophomores Zach Edey and Jaden Ivey and Seniors Trevion Williams and Sasha Stefanovic.

 

Wednesday on The Dan Dakich Show Purdue head coach Matt Painter joined to take us through those expectations and how the team is managing them. Coach Painter also spoke on what the number one ranking means to the players and what went into building up to this moment over the last 5 years.

“It’s a pretty cool thing. I think it’s a cool thing for our fans, our players, our former players,” said Coach Painter.Β  “It’s also a great thing for just the respect of your program.”

Plus, Coach Painter discussed the transfer portal in college athletics and why it sometimes does more harm than good for student-athletes.

Give Dan’s chat with Coach Painter a listen below and don’t miss The Dan Dakich Show, weekdays 12-3pm Eastern, here on 93.5 and 107.5 The Fan.