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Preview: Purdue Boilermakers

Shallow recruiting classes have left Matt Painter's squad thin and outclassed

Updated: October 22, 2013, 4:09 PM ET
By Bradford Doolittle | ESPN Insider

Purdue Boilermakers

2012-13: 16-18 (8-10) In-conference offense: 0.98 points per possession (9th) In-conference defense: 1.04 points per possession (9th)

Basketball analysts put a lot of effort into pinning down a coach's style of play. Does he prefer the pick-and-roll or more of a motion offense? Does he send guys to the offensive glass? How fast does he like to play? How a coach is ultimately evaluated largely depends on his ability to find productive players ...

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