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Purdue at Illinois GameThread & How to Watch

This won’t be easy.

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

This is going to be a tough one. Purdue has struggled on the road in all three road contests so far, but it has gotten better in each game. It is going to need that and probably more to win in Champaign.

Illinois Fighting Illini

From: Champaign, Illinois

Date: Saturday, January 2, 2021

Tip Time: 6 p.m. ET

Location: Champaign, Illinois

Arena: State Farm Center (15,500)

Television: BTN

Radio: Purdue Radio Network

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

Live Stats:

Odds: Purdue by 7.5

KenPom: 8


2019-20 Record: 21-10, 13-7 Big Ten

2020-21 Record: 7-3, 3-1 Big Ten

Opponent Blog: The Champaign Room

Series with Purdue: Purdue leads 102-89

Last Illinois Win: 79-63 at Purdue on 1/21/2020

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

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

Coach: Brad Underwood (54-52 in 4th season at Illinois, 105-77 overall)