There’s still a long time until the college basketball season begins, but Purdue’s now knows its opponent for the 2019 Emerald Coast Classic.
College basketball insider Jon Rothstein reported that Purdue will take on VCU in the Emerald Coast Classic later this year. The event is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 29 and Saturday, Nov. 30. The other matchup will feature Florida State and Tennessee.
Purdue will play VCU on Nov. 29 and — depending on the Boilermakers’ outcome — will play either the winner or loser of the Florida State-Tennessee game on Nov. 30.
Sources: Florida State will play Tennessee and Purdue will face VCU in the first round of the 2019 Emerald Coast Classic.
— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) July 4, 2019
The November matchup between the Boilermakers and Rams will be the first time the two teams have played since VCU defeated Purdue in the 2011 NCAA Tournament. That year, the Rams made a run all the way to the Final Four.
On Nov. 30, Purdue will have a rematch against either Florida State or Tennessee, both of which were opponents for Matt Painter’s squad last season. The Boilers fell to the Seminoles in Tallahassee in the B1G-ACC Challenge. Purdue defeated the Volunteers in the Sweet Sixteen of the NCAA Tournament.