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Northwestern at Purdue: GameThread & How to Watch

The Drive for No. 25 begins today.

NCAA Basketball: Purdue at Northwestern Nuccio DiNuzzo-USA TODAY Sports


Purdue officially begins its defense of its Big Ten title today, marking the drive for a record 25th Big Ten championship. It is Northwestern’s first visit to Mackey Arena in over two years thanks to the unbalanced Big Ten schedule. After Wednesday night’s cathartic victory over Virginia it is time to take care of business against a team that lost to... Merrimack. If Purdue wants to lose its goodwill from Wednesday, dropping this game is a good way to do it.

From: Evanston, IL

Game Location: Mackey Arena (14,240)

Date: December 8, 2019

Time: 5pm ET


Radio: Boilermaker Sports Network

Odds: Purdue by 14.5

NET: 89

KenPom: 98

2018-19 Record: 13-19, 4-16 Big Ten

2019-20 Record: 4-3, 0-0 Big Ten

Record vs. Purdue: Purdue leads 129-46

Last Purdue win: 70-57 at Northwestern on 3/9/2019

Last Northwestern win: 74-65 at Purdue on 3/9/2014

Opponent Blog: InsideNU

NCAA Tournament History: 1 appearance, reached 2017 Second Round

Coach: Chris Collins (105-99 in 7th season at Northwestern)