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The second half of B1G play starts now.

NCAA Basketball: Minnesota at Purdue Sandra Dukes-USA TODAY Sports

Can Purdue take Minnesota's spot in the top 25? It certainly seems possible with a win. Defending home court against the Gophers would be another big step towards the NCAA Tournament, so let's get this. There is still no Sasha Stefanovic, but a young team has had a week to prepare without him.

It won't be easy against a Minnesota team that has beaten Michigan, who punked us pretty good, but nothing is easy in this year's Big Ten.

From: Minneapolis, Minnesota

Game Location: Mackey Arena (14,240)

Date: January 30, 2020

Time: 7:30pm ET

TV: BTN

Radio: Boilermaker Sports Network

Odds: Purdue by 2.5

NET: 37

KenPom: 32

2019-20 Record: 15-16, 8-12 Big Ten

2020-21 Record: 11-5, 4-5 Big Ten

Record vs. Purdue: Purdue leads 105-85

Last Purdue win: 83-78 (2OT) at Purdue on 1/2/2020

Last Minnesota win: 75-73 in Big Ten Tournament on 3/15/2019

Blog Representation: The Daily Gopher

NCAA Tournament History: 14 appearances, last in 2019. Reached 1997 Final Four (vacated)

Coach: Richard Pitino (138-113 in 8th season at Minnesota, 156-127 overall)