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Minnesota at Purdue GameThread

Talk about today's Big Ten opener right here.

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It has been nine days since we have seen Purdue play basketball. It has been 21 days since we have seen Purdue play good basketball. Will the turnaround for the 2014-15 season start today? The good news is that there is still time to turn this season around and have a good run through the Big Ten with a young team. The bad news is that we're going to start playing a lot of good teams in a row and a bad streak can become an awful run very easily.

Fortunately, we have two home games against opponents we can beat to start conference play. Let the turnaround begin!

T-Mill is at the Pacers-Heat game, so Jumboheroes will take you home.

Opponent: Minnesota Golden Gophers
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Date: 12/31/2014
Venue: MackeyArena (14,846)
Radio Stream: TuneIn
Satellite Radio: SIRI 136, XM
Odds: No line yet
Tickets: As low as $12.96 on Stubhub
Tipoff: 3:15pm
KenPom Ranking: 27 of 351
RPI: 75
Blog Representation: The Daily Gopher
2014-15 Record: 11-2
All-time series Purdue leads 99-81
Last Purdue win: 2/5/2014 at Purdue 77-74 3OT
Last Minnesota Win: 1/5/2014 at Minnesota 82-79
2013-14 Record: 25-13, 8-10 Big Ten (NIT Champions)
Last NCAA appearance: 2013 (12 appearances overall)
Coach: Richard Pitino (54-29 overall, 36-15 in 2nd year at Minnesota)