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Purdue at Minnesota: GameThread & How to Watch

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Purdue can take a big step towards becoming an NCAA lock tonight

NCAA Basketball: Minnesota at Purdue Marc Lebryk-USA TODAY Sports

It is early afternoon basketball in the Twin Cities and it is like seemingly every mid-February game Purdue plays against Minnesota. The Boilers are in the driver’s seat to make the NCAA Tournament, while Minnesota is sliding towards the Bubble and needs a big win to stabilize their place.

So basically it is last week at Maryland again.

Minnesota Golden Gophers

From: Minneapolis, Minnesota

Game Location: Williams Arena (a.k.a, The Barn, a.k.a. Xibalba) (14,625)

Date: February 11, 2021

Time: 5pm ET

TV: ESPN2

Radio: Boilermaker Sports Network

Odds: Minnesota by 2

NET: 52

KenPom: 37

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

2020-21 Record: 12-7, 5-7 Big Ten

Record vs. Purdue: Purdue leads 106-85

Last Purdue win: 81-62 at Purdue on 1/30/2021

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 (139-115 in 8th season at Minnesota, 157-129 overall)