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Fear the Demon Wood of Xibalba

NCAA Basketball: Minnesota at Purdue Sandra Dukes-USA TODAY Sports

It’s time to go face our fears on the Demon Wood of Xibalba. Robbie’s knee must be avenged.

If you can, please feel free to make the appropriate sacrifices at home. Remember also that Nate Mason absolutely torched us last year.

Minnesota Golden Gophers

From: Minneapolis, Minnesota

Date : Saturday, January 13, 2018

Tip Time: Noon ET

Location: Minneapolis, MN

Arena: Williams Arena (14,625)

Television: ESPN2

Online: WatchESPN

Radio: Purdue Radio Network

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

Live Stats: bit.ly/PurdueLiveStats

Odds: Purdue by 8.5

KenPom: 57

RPI: 74

2016-17 Record: 24-10, 11-7 Big Ten (lost to Middle Tennessee State 81-72 in NCAA First Round)

2017-18 Record: 13-5, 2-3 Big Ten

Opponent Blog: The Daily Gopher

Series with Purdue: Purdue leads 101-83

Last Minnesota Win: 91-82 (OT) at Purdue on 1/1/2017

Last Purdue Win: 68-64 at Minnesota on 1/27/2016

NCAA Tournament History: 13 appearances, last in 2017. 1997 Final Four

Coach: Richard Pitino (88-66 in 5th season at Minnesota, 106-80 overall)