Busting Brackets

NCAA Basketball: Buy or Sell Gonzaga, Houston, Kansas, Purdue, Tennessee and Clemson?

Ten teams ranked inside the AP Top 25 have fallen. Which ones should you be more concerned about?

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#1 Purdue: 88-72 loss at Nebraska

Purdue fell in Lincoln on Tuesday, losing to Nebraska 88-72 as the Cornhuskers shot a scorching 14 for 23 (60.8%) from behind the arc.

Purdue’s Achilles Heel in their losses was at the forefront of discussion on Tuesday night: turnovers.

The Boilermakers turned it over 13 times – which isn’t that bad of a number – but Nebraska would wind up creating 18 points off of their turnovers compared to Purdue’s 7.

Level of concern: 0/10

Simply put, it was Nebraska’s night and Purdue ran into a buzz-saw. It seemed as if every three-point basket the Cornhuskers put up would go in, regardless of how tough of a shot it was (looking at Tominaga here). 

In both of Purdue’s losses – which both came on the road – their opponent shot 50% or better from behind the arc. 

A staggering number.

Purdue may be beatable, but so is every other team in the country. The Boilermakers will continue to get each team’s best game, even amidst a weaker Big Ten – that is just fact-of-the matter for Matt Painter’s club.

There is no cause for concern yet as Purdue still boasts one of the most talented rosters in the country with an NCAA-leading six Quad 1 victories at the moment. Up next, Purdue will take on Penn State at home on Saturday in an attempt to get back into the win column.