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Let’s celebrate the 50th anniversary of Mackey Arena.

NCAA Basketball: Purdue at Northwestern Patrick Gorski-USA TODAY Sports

Happy birthday, Mackey Arena.

The venerable Dungeon of Noise that we know and love opened on December 2, 1967. Since then we have a 610-138 record at home, and have won 11 in a row dating back to last season. Today is the Big Ten home opener and a chance to sit atop the league at 2-0 for about a month.

Northwestern Wildcats

From: Evanston, IL

Date : Sunday, December 3, 2017

Tip Time: 4 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 14

KenPom: 54

RPI: 102

2016-17 Record: 24-12, 10-8 Big Ten, reached NCAA Second Round

2017-18 Record: 5-3, 1-0 Big Ten

Opponent Blog: InsideNU

Series with Purdue: Purdue leads 126-46

Last Northwestern Win: 74-65 at Purdue on 3/5/2017

Last Purdue Win: 69-65 at Northwestern on 2/16/2016

NCAA Tournament History: 1 appearance, reached 2017 Second Round

Coach: Chris Collins (78-63 in 5th year at Northwestern)