As I said in the preview, Purdue likely needs this game if it wants to play in any postseason tournament. I know the NIT is far from glorious, but it additional basketball and a chance for this team to continue growing together for a few more games. That could be invaluable for the future.
I am not in attendance at this one, so I should be able to step in and comment a few times. I expect A.J. Hammons to have a big game because honestly, Penn State has no one to match up with him.
Location: State College, PA
2011-12 record: 12-20, 4-14 Big Ten
2012-13 Record: 8-7, 0-3 Big Ten
2012 Postseason: None
Blog Representation: Black Shoe Diaries
Series With Purdue: Purdue Leads 27-11
Last Purdue win: 80-56 on 2/29/2012 at Purdue
Last Penn State win: 65-45 on 1/5/2012 at Penn State
TV: Big Ten Network
Odds: Purdue by 11