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Michigan at Purdue: GameThread & How to Watch

Dare to dream?

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

We actually owe Indiana a larger debt now. Two seasons ago their unexpected two-game sweep of Michigan State allowed Purdue to tie for its 24th Big Ten championship. Now the Hoosiers did us another favor, as their win over Iowa last night may have opened the door to a 25th title. If Purdue wins tonight (and it is a big “if’), the Boilers will suddenly be only a game out in the loss column from first place with 10 games to play, plus it would secure the tiebreaker over Michigan.

There is still a long way to go, but surprise Big Ten titles are fun to think about.

From: Ann Arbor, MI

Date: Friday, January 22, 2021

Tip Time: 7pm ET

Location: West Lafayette, Indiana

Arena: Mackey Arena (14,804)

Television: Fox Sports 1

Radio: Purdue Radio Network

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

Live Stats:

Odds: Michigan by 2.5

KenPom: 4

NET: 4

2019-20 Record: 19-12, 10-10 Big Ten

2020-21 Record: 12-1, 7-1 Big Ten

Opponent Blog: Maize N’ Brew, MGoBlog, UMHoops

Series with Purdue: Purdue leads 88-73

Last Michigan Win: 71-63 at Purdue on 2/22/2020

Last Purdue Win: 92-88 at Purdue on 1/25/2018

NCAA Tournament History: 29 Appearances, last in 2019. 1989 NCAA Champion

Coach: Juwan Howard (31-13 in 2nd season at Michigan)