Fletcher Loyer vs. Foster Loyer is the featured matchup in No. 1 Purdue basketball vs. Davidson

The Purdue Boilermakers make their annual trip to Indianapolis when they take on Davidson.

The No. 1 (USA TODAY) Boilermakers are coming off an overtime victory at Nebraska in which Fletcher Loyer took over the scoring responsibilities as the Cornhuskers surrounded Zach Edey. Loyer scored 22 points, and Edey was still plenty involved (11 points, 17 rebounds, 7 blocked shots). Purdue was frigid on 3-pointers (24.1%) and Nebraska had 19 offensive rebounds, allowing it to take 14 more shots than Purdue.

Davidson (7-3) defeated Western Carolina last weekend, bouncing back from 2-point losses to Charlotte and Delaware. Foster Loyer – yep, that's Fletcher's brother – leads the Wildcats (19.5 points, 31 3-pointers on 41.3% accuracy, 5.5 assists, 5.0 rebounds, 2.3 steals), backed by Sam Mennenga (16.6 points, 7.2 rebounds).

Matt Painter is in his 18th season as Boilermakers coach (394-192). Matt McKillop is in his first season as Davidson coach.

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Purdue basketball vs. Davidson time, TV, radio

Time: 6:15 p.m. ET Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022, at Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis

TV: Big Ten Network

Radio: 96.5 FM in Lafayette, 1260 AM in Indianapolis, SiriusXM Channels 195 and 957, and here.

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Foster Loyer, who played his high school ball in Clarkston, Mich., played sparingly in three years at Michigan State and has flourished the past two years at Davidson. The 6-0 guard averaged 16.1 points on 43.8% 3-point shooting last season.

Foster Loyer was Michigan's Mr. Basketball in 2018, while Fletcher was runner-up.

Fletcher Loyer, a 6-4 guard from Homestead High School in Fort Wayne, is Purdue's second-leading scorer already, averaging 13.1 points on 34.4% 3-point shooting. He played his first two high school seasons at Clarkston, Mich.

Fletcher Loyer was Indiana's Gatorade Player of the Year last season, but Westfield's Braden Smith – his Purdue teammate – was Mr. Basketball.

Zach Edey watch

Purdue's 7-4 man in the middle averages 22.0 points, 13.7 rebounds and 2.3 points per game. He's making 61.3% of his shots from the field and 71.2% of his free throws.

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