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2021 Hall of Fame Tipoff Purdue vs. North Carolina: GameThread & How to Watch

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Game 2 of today’s doubleheader

NCAA Basketball: Wright State at Purdue Marc Lebryk-USA TODAY Sports

Has everyone hydrated? Does everyone have enough food/water/beer? Remember, today is a marathon, not a sprint. It is not every day that we get almost six consecutive hours of high level Purdue sports. Thankfully, the NCAA tournament soccer match was yesterday so we at least have some rest.

But welcome to game 2 of today’s double header. We just saw football play in a baseball stadium, now we get to watch basketball take on one of the blue blood programs in all of college basketball in an arena at a Native American casino. A Purdue win would be a first over the Tar Heels since 1974, but football got its first road win over a top 5 team since 1974 earlier this year, so we do like ending lengthy streaks dating back to then.

Take a deep breath, pour a fresh drink. We can get through this and get another win.

Basketball GameDay Vitals

Iowa Hawkeyes Record: 7-0
Iowa Hawkeyes Record: 7-0
From: Iowa City, IA
Game Location: West Lafayette, Indiana
Venue: Mackey Arena (14,240)
Odds: Purdue by 11.5
Date & Time: Friday, December 3, 2021 9pm ET
Streaming Radio TuneIn
Live Stats: Purdue Sports
KenPom 20
Blog Representation: Black Heart Gold Pants
2020-21 Record 22-9, 14-6 Big Ten
2021-22 Record: 7-0, 0-0 Big Ten
Postseason Result: Lost to Oregon 95-80 in NCAA Tournament Second Round
NCAA Tournament History: 27 appearances, last in 2021. 1956 NCAA Runner-up
Series With Purdue: Purdue leads 92-77
Last Purdue win: 77-68 at Iowa non 3/3/2020
Last Iowa win: 70-55 at Iowa on 12/22/2020
Coach: Fran McCaffery (223-152 in 12th year at Iowa, 473-329 overall)