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2021 Big Ten Tournament Day 3 Open Thread & How to Watch

Purdue takes the court on day 3!

NCAA Basketball: Big Ten Conference Tournament- Minnesota vs Northwestern Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

After two days at Lucas Oil Purdue finally takes the floor this afternoon! Here is your schedule for today, with all games broadcast on BTN.

Game 7, 11:30am BTN: #1 Michigan (19-3, 14-3) vs. #8 Maryland (16-12, 9-11) –

Game 8, 2pm BTN: #4 Purdue (18-8, 13-6) vs. #5 Ohio State (19-8, 12-8) –

Game 9, 6:30pm BTN: #2 Illinois (20-6, 16-4) vs. #7 Rutgers (15-10, 10-10) –

Game 10, 9pm BTN: #3 Iowa (20-7, 14-6) vs. #6 Wisconsin (17-11, 10-10) –

Purdue gets a third game against Ohio State, and this time the Buckeyes are at full strength with both EJ Liddell and C.J. Walker, who each missed one of the regular season games against us. A third win over the Buckeyes might be enough to vault Purdue to a 3 seed in next week’s NCAA Tournament, which would be huge as we can then avoid any No. 1 seed for as long as possible.

Ironically, Purdue was slated to play Ohio State in last year’s Big Ten Tournament opener on March 12 before everything went to hell.

Ohio State Buckeyes

From: Columbus, OH

Date: Friday, March 12, 2021

Tip Time: 6:30 p.m. ET

Location: Columbus, OH

Arena: Lucas Oil Stadium (70,000

Television: BTN

Radio: Purdue Radio Network

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

Live Stats:

Odds: Ohio State by 1

KenPom: 7

NET: 9

Blog Representation: Land-Grant Holyland

2019-20 Record: 21-10, 11-9 Big Ten

2020-21 Record: 19-8, 12-8 Big Ten

Series with Purdue: Ohio State leads 91-90

Last Purdue win: 67-65 at Ohio State on 1/19/2021

Last Ohio State win: 68-52 at Ohio State on 2/15/2020

NCAA Tournament History: 33 Appearances, last in 2019. 1960 National Champions

Coach: Chris Holtmann (85-40 in 4th year at Ohio State, 199-125 overall