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Tennessee State at Purdue: GameThread & How to Watch

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It’s one more tune-up game before Christmas

NCAA Basketball: Butler at Purdue Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

This is a tune-up game, but we must still be wary. Wofford got North Carolina last night. Furman nearly got Tennessee. Albany nearly got Louisville. If you’re not fully awake, you can lose any night.

Purdue would probably have to be in a coma to lose this one. I don’t think the senior leadership will allow that.

Tennessee State Tigers

From: Nashville, TN

Date : Thursday, December 21, 2017

Tip Time: 6 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: bit.ly/PurdueLiveStats

Odds: Purdue by 24.5

KenPom: 205

RPI: 208

2016-17 Record: 17-13, 8-8 Ohio Valley

2017-18 Record: 5-5, 0-0 Ohio Valley

Opponent Blog: None

Series with Purdue: First Meeting

Last Tennessee Win: None

Last Purdue Win: None

NCAA Tournament History: 2 appearances, last in 1994. 3x NAIA National Champion

Coach: Dana Ford (47-55 in 4th season at Tennessee State)