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Illinois at Purdue: GameThread & How to Watch

Round 2 against the Illini is a big one for Purdue.

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

This is a must-win as Purdue gets a ranked Illinois team at home. We need a 2-0 week at home and this might be the tougher game of the two considering Wisconsin’s historical struggles in West Lafayette. That is Friday, however. We need this one tonight, first.

Illinois Fighting Illini

From: Champaign, Illinois

Date : Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Tip Time: 7pm

Location: West Lafayette, Indiana

Arena: Mackey Arena (14,804)

Television: ESPNU

Online: WatchESPN

Radio: Purdue Radio Network

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

Live Stats:

Odds: Purdue by 5.5

NET: 40

KenPom: 35

2018-19 Record: 12-21, 7-13 Big Ten

2019-20 Record: 12-5, 5-2 Big Ten

Record vs. Purdue: Purdue leads 102-88

Last Purdue win: 73-56 at Purdue on 2/27/2019

Last Illinois win: 63-37 at Illinois on 1/5/2020

Blog Representation: The Champaign Room

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

Coach: Brad Underwood (38-44 in third season at Illinois, 147-71 overall)