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Purdue at Texas: How to Watch & Game Thread

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It’s time to grab a big bonus for our NCAA Tournament profile

NCAA Basketball: VCU at Texas John Gutierrez-USA TODAY Sports

This is another big opportunity for Purdue. The rigors of the road in Big Ten play are still coming (with the hardest test already behind us), so winning at Texas is another great opportunity.

Texas Longhorns

From: Austin, Texas

Date: Sunday, December 9, 2018

Tip Time: 6PM ET

Location: Austin, Texas

Arena: Frank Erwin Center (16,450)

Television: ESPN2

Online: WatchESPN

Radio: Purdue Radio Network

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

Live Stats: bit.ly/PurdueLiveStats

Odds: Purdue by 1.5

KenPom: 37

RPI: 48

2017-18 Record: 19-15, 8-10 Big 12 (Lost to Nevada 87-83 in NCAA First Round)

2018-19 Record: 5-3, 0-0 Big 12

Opponent Blog: Burnt Orange Nation

Series with Purdue: Texas leads 1-2

Last Texas Win: 77-67 in NCAA Tournament (Birmingham, AL) on 3/23/2003

Last Purdue Win: 58-54 in NCAA Tournament (Boston, MA) on 3/12/1999

NCAA Tournament History: 34 appearances, Final Four in 1943, 1947, 2003

Coach: Shaka Smart (55-52 in 4th season at Texas, 218-108 overall)