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Purdue at Illinois Gamethread: Boilers Have Won 8 Straight!

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Purdue and Illinois resume their rivalry at 9pm tonight.

Sandra Dukes-USA TODAY Sports

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

RPI: 25

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

Time: 9pm

TV: Big Ten Network

Odds: Illinois by 8