Sandra Dukes-USA TODAY Sports
Purdue and Illinois resume their rivalry at 9pm tonight.
You guys are on your own to start things tonight. I have a childbirth class that will delay me being here for the tipoff, but I hope to be home by halftime (and that there is something still worth watching) for the rest of the game. If there isn't anything worth watching I can at least come back to enjoy another round of kvetching.
Steve will have your Game Wrap tonight as well since I am an old man and can't stay up post game.
Illinois Fighting Illini
Location: Champaign, Illinois
2011-12 record: 17-15, 6-12 Big Ten
2012-13 Record: 17-8, 2-7 Big Ten
2012 Postseason: None
Blog Representation: The Champaign Room (Here is Tom's Preview)
Series With Purdue: Purdue leads 96-84 (Purdue has won 8 straight)
Last Purdue win: 68-61 on 1/2/2013 at Purdue
Last Illinois win: 66-48 on 2/8/2009 at Illinois
TV: Big Ten Network
Odds: Illinois by 8