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Illinois at Purdue: How to Watch & GameThread

Purdue returns home for the first of two straight home games.

Sandra Dukes-USA TODAY Sports

Purdue needs a win to stay alive in the Big Ten race. It cannot afford to lose a second home game in conference play. As I said earlier this week, we can either piss and moan about the Iowa loss or go out and do something about it in the remaining games.

Illinois Fighting Illini

From: Champaign, IL

Date : Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Tip Time: 7 p.m. ET

Location: West Lafayette, Indiana

Arena: Mackey Arena (14,804)

Television: BTN

Online: BTN2Go

Radio: Purdue Radio Network

SiriusXM Satellite: XM (Ch. 381); Internet (Ch. 968)

Live Stats:

Odds: Purdue by 13.5

KenPom: 65

RPI: 44

2015-16 Record: 15-19, 5-13 Big Ten

2016-17 Record: 11-6, 2-3

Opponent Blog: The Champaign Room

Series with Purdue: Purdue leads 99-87

Last IllinoisWin: 84-70 at Illinois on 1/10/2016

Last Purdue Win: 89-58 in Big Ten Tournament at Indianapolis on 3/11/2016

NCAA Tournament History: 30 Appearances, last in 2013. 2005 NCAA Runner-Up