Purdue is up first with a partial schedule. I figure there's no reason to list opponent's last season RPI since that's been trashed for the coming season.
The Boilermakers will hit the court for the first time against Marian in an exhibition Nov. 1. The Knights are led by three-time NAIA Coach of the Year and former Purdue standout Katie Gearlds.
Purdue's 2020-21 season opens Nov. 11 against Western Illinois. The two clubs will meet for the third straight season, after the Boilermakers improved to 9-0 against the Leathernecks with a 66-59 win last year at Mackey Arena.
Purdue will welcome Bryant to Mackey on Nov. 15 for the first matchup between the two programs in history. The Boilermakers will then head to historic Hinkle Fieldhouse on Nov. 18 to battle the Butler Bulldogs for the first time since 2007, before returning to West Lafayette to play Miami University for just the second time in over 30 years.
Chattanooga will make its first appearance in West Lafayette for a Dec. 13 tilt against the Boilermakers. The two sides met for the first time in 2019, when Purdue pulled away to a 32-point victory on the road, .
Matchups for the six remaining non-conference contests will be announced at a later date. The Boilermakers will take part in the 2020 Big Ten/ACC Challenge in December, as well as a Thanksgiving tournament over Nov. 26-27. The opponents, times and location of the latter event will be released later.
Non-conference action wraps up over Dec. 19-22 with the Basketball Travelers International Invitational at Mackey Arena against Niagara, Belmont and Drake.