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Illinois at Purdue GameThread For Everything

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There is no tomorrow if this is a loss.

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Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports

This one is for everything. Purdue is on the cut line for now, and may even be avoiding Dayton, but a loss and an Indiana win could easily knocking them out of the tournament barring a huge run in Chicago. it is time to take care of business. This is the only time during this closing stretch we get the advantage of Mackey Arena, so we had damn well better use it.

Also, one more time, let's appreciate Jon Octeus and Neal Beshears for their contributions as Boilermakers.

Opponent:

Illinois Fighting Illini

From:

Champaign, IL

Date:

3/7/2015

Venue:

Mackey Arena (14,240)

TV:

Big Ten Network

Radio Stream:

TuneIn

Satellite Radio:

SIRI 136, XM

Odds:

Purdue by 5

Tickets:

As low as $99 on Stubhub

Tipoff:

4:30pm

KenPom Ranking:

53 of 351

RPI:

59

Blog Representation:

The Champaign Room

2014-15 Record:

19-11, 9-8

All-time series

Purdue leads 97-86

Last Purdue win:

66-58 at Illinois on 1/15/2014

Last Illinois Win:

66-57 at Illinois on 1/21/2015

2013-14 Record:

20-15, 7-11 Big Ten (Lost in NIT Second Round

Last NCAA appearance:

2013 (2005 NCAA Runner-Up)

Coach:

John Groce (146-95 overall, 61-39 in 3rd year at Illinois)