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.
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
Radio: Boilermaker Sports Network
Odds: Minnesota by 2
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)