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The third Big Ten game of the season is upon us.

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

It is hard to believe that tonight marks the midway point of guaranteed games for the season. When each year starts we are guaranteed 31 regular season games and at least one Big Ten Tournament game. Obviously more is in Purdue’s future barring something drastic, but this dividing line between the recently completed non-conference season and the restart of conference play is upon us. the stakes are now higher and the Drive to 24 continues.

From: Piscataway, NJ

Date: Wednesday, January 3, 2018

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: bit.ly/PurdueLiveStats

Odds: Purdue by 19.5

KenPom: 120

RPI: 213

2016-17 Record: 15-18, 3-15 Big Ten

2017-18 Record: 10-5, 0-2 Big Ten

Opponent Blog: On the Banks

Series with Purdue: Purdue leads 8-1

Last Rutgers Win: 81-73 on 12/4/1975 in New York, NY

Last Purdue Win: 74-55 on 2/14/2017 at Purdue

NCAA Tournament History: 6 appearances, last in 1991. Reached 1976 Final Four

Coach: Steve Pikiell (25-23 in 2nd season at Rutgers, 222-198 in 12th season overall)