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Purdue at Minnesota GameThread: IT'S VARMINT HUNTIN' TIME

Purdue goes for the season sweep of the Gophers in Minneapolis.

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"yeah, that's a fine ass alright."
"yeah, that's a fine ass alright."
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The train is officially rollin' right now, but 35 years of PTSD (Purdue Traumatic Stress Disorder) has my guard completely up. On paper, we can rip off three more wins in a row over teams not likely to go to the NCAA Tournament before we go to Bloomington seeking a sweep. In reality, I have been a Purdue fan all my life and I know we're probably more likely to lose these next three, each in more agonizing fashion than the last, before Bloomington.

But, let's forget about Rutgers and Nebraska. Let's just get the sweep of Goldy.

Opponent:

Minnesota Golden Gophers

Location:

Minneapolis, MN

Date:

2/7/2015

Venue:

Williams Arena (14,625)

TV:

BTN

Radio Stream:

TuneIn

Satellite Radio:

SIRI 136, XM

Odds:

Minnesota by 5.5

Tickets:

As low as $24.74 on Stubhub

Tipoff:

3pm

KenPom Ranking:

45 of 351

RPI:

91

Blog Representation:

The Daily Gopher

2014-15 Record:

13-9, 3-7

All-time series

Purdue leads 100-81

Last Purdue win:

12/31/2014 at Purdue 72-68

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 (57-36 overall, 39-22 in 2nd year at Minnesota)