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Purdue at Illinois: GameThread & How to Watch

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Purdue’s seniors look for their final piece when it comes to winning in each Big Ten arena.

NCAA Basketball: Penn State at Purdue Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Alright Purdue, just don’t screw this up like last week in Madison. It was an absolute disaster last week that likely cost us at least a share of the Big Ten title. This would severely damage Purdue’s seed.

Illinois Fighting Illini

From: Champaign, Illinois

Date: Thursday, February 22, 2018

Tip Time: 7 p.m. ET

Location: Champaign, Illinois

Arena: State Farm Center (15,500

Television: Fox Sports 1

Online: Fox Sports Go

Radio: Purdue Radio Network

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

Live Stats: bit.ly/PurdueLiveStats

Odds: Purdue by 9.5

KenPom: 105

RPI: 173

2016-17 Record: 19-15, 8-10 Big Ten

2017-18 Record: 13-16, 3-13 Big Ten

Opponent Blog: The Champaign Room

Series with Purdue: Purdue leads 100-87

Last Illinois Win: 84-70 at Illinois on 1/10/2016

Last Purdue Win: 91-68 at Purdue on 1/17/2017

NCAA Tournament History: 30 appearances, last in 2013. 2005 NCAA Runner-up

Coach: Brad Underwood (13-16 in first season at Illinois, 122-43 overall)