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Illinois at Purdue: How to Watch & Game Thread

Purdue comes home and will try to stay in the Big Ten race.

NCAA Basketball: Purdue at Nebraska Bruce Thorson-USA TODAY Sports

Just don’t lose at home, guys.

We can’t control what happens around the rest of the league. We would love for Indiana to remember it can be a good team and beat Michigan State on Saturday. We can only control things like tonight, where we need to not lose at home.

Illinois Fighting Illini

From: Champaign, Illinois

Date: Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Tip Time: 8:30 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:

Odds: Purdue by 13.5

KenPom: 64

NET: 90

2017-18 Record: 13-18, 4-14 Big Ten

2018-19 Record: 10-17, 6-10 Big Ten

Opponent Blog: The Champaign Room

Series with Purdue: Purdue leads 101-87

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

Last Purdue Win: 93-86 at Illinois on 2/22/2018

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

Coach: Brad Underwood (24-35 in second season at Illinois, 133-62 overall)