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Purdue at Rutgers; GameThread & How to Watch

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The next step for Purdue is bagging a ranked win on the road.

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The job that Steve Pikiell has done at Rutgers, resurrecting an absolutely moribund program, has been incredible. instead of the usual walkover win we would expect (like the 50+ point dismantling a few years ago) this would now be an absolutely excellent win for our NCAA resume.

Rutgers Scarlet Knights

From: Piscataway, NJ

Date: Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Tip Time: 7 p.m. ET

Location: Piscataway, NJ

Arena: Rutgers Athletic Center (8,000)

Television: Fox Sports 1

Online: BTN2Go

Radio: Purdue Radio Network

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

Live Stats: bit.ly/PurdueLiveStats

Odds: Rutgers by 4

KenPom: 19

NET: 30

2019-20 Record: 19-11, 11-9 Big Ten

2020-21 Record: 6-1, 1-1 Big Ten

Opponent Blog: On the Banks

Series with Purdue: Purdue leads 12-3

Last Rutgers Win: 71-68 (OT) at Purdue on 3/7/2020

Last Purdue Win: 89-54 at Purdue on 1.15.2029

NCAA Tournament History: 6 appearances, last in 1991. Reached 1976 Final Four

Coach: Steve Pikiell (70-65 in 5th season at Rutgers, 267-241 overall)