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MInnesota at Purdue: GameThread & How to Watch

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Big Ten play starts anew with a tough home game.

NCAA Basketball: Minnesota at Purdue Sandra Dukes-USA TODAY Sports

There are no easy Big Ten games this season, but hopefully the friendly confines of Mackey Arena can get Purdue to 2-1 in league play. No one has played well on the road in the conference, and Mackey is still Mackey, so Purdue needs to defend home court as well as it usually does.

From: Minneapolis, Minnesota

Game Location: Mackey Arena (14,240)

Date: January 2, 2020

Time: 7pm ET

TV: BTN

Radio: Boilermaker Sports Network

Odds: Purdue by 7.5

NET: 28

KenPom: 42

2018-19 Record: 22-14, 9-11 Big Ten (lost to Michigan State 70-50 in NCAA Second Round

2019-20 Record: 7-5, 1-1 Big Ten

Record vs. Purdue: Purdue leads 104-85

Last Purdue win: 73-63 at Purdue on 1/3/2019

Last Minnesota win: 75-73 in Big Ten Tournament on 3/15/2019

Blog Representation: The Daily Gopher

NCAA Tournament History: 14 appearances, last in 2019. Reached 1997 Final Four (vacated)

Coach: Richard Pitino (119-97 in 7th season at Minnesota, 137-111 overall)