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NCAA Basketball: Illinois at Purdue Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

It feels like the season is basically over if Purdue drops this one. Purdue would fall to 10-10, 3-6 in the Big Ten, but with two straight losses at home. Purdue has not lost consecutive home games since losing to Michigan and Northwestern in the final two games of the 2013-14 season. That ended up being part of a three-game home losing streak where Purdue went 4-5 at home in conference play.

Since then, Purdue has lost in Mackey just five times in conference play.

A Purdue win keeps hope alive, as it would be a tier 1 win. A loss would be a mortal blow because it also means 5 losses in 6 games, thus we would be in the “need unexpected turnaround” in order to make the NCAAs.

Wisconsin Badgers

From: Madison, Wisconsin

Date: Friday, January 24, 2020

Tip Time: 7pm

Location: West Lafayette, Indiana

Arena: Mackey Arena (14,804)

TV: FoxSports1

Radio: Boilermaker Sports Network

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

Tickets: As low as $32 on Stubhub

Live Stats: bit.ly/PurdueLiveStats

Odds: Purdue by 3.5

NET: 22

KenPom: 20

2018-19 Record: 23-11, 14-6 (Lost to Oregon 72-54 in NCAA Tournament First Round)

2019-20 Record: 12-7, 5-3 Big Ten

Record vs. Purdue: Purdue leads 109-71

Last Purdue win: 84-80 (OT) at Wisconsin on 1/11/2019

Last Wisconsin win: 57-53 at Wisconsin on 2/15/2018

Blog Representation: Bucky’s 5th Quarter

NCAA Tournament History: 24 appearances, last in 2019. 1941 NCAA Champion

Coach: Greg Gard (92-54 in 5th season at Wisconsin)