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Purdue at Illinois: GameThread & How to Watch

Can Purdue get its first Big Ten road win?

NCAA Basketball: Illinois at Purdue Marc Lebryk-USA TODAY Sports

Thursday night was mostly about getting a win to solidify the NCAA profile. Tonight is about staying alive in the Big Ten race. Illinois is 1-2 so far with a close loss at Maryland and a home win over Michigan, but to win the Big Ten Purdue needs to find a way win games like this one on the road.

Illinois Fighting Illini

From: Champaign, Illinois

Game Location: State Farm Center (15,500)

Date: January 5, 2020

Time: 8pm ET

TV: FoxSports1

Radio: Boilermaker Sports Network

Odds: Illinois by 1

NET: 46

KenPom: 47

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

2019-20 Record: 9-5, 1-2 Big Ten

Record vs. Purdue: Purdue leads 102-87

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

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

Blog Representation: The Champaign Room

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

Coach: Brad Underwood (35-44 in third season at Illinois, 144-71 overall)