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NCAA Basketball: Purdue at Nebraska Steven Branscombe-USA TODAY Sports

We’ve already blown out Nebraska-Omaha in Mackey Arena, now it is time to play the main campus of Nebraska-Lincoln. The Cornhuskers come in winless in Big Ten play, but that does not mean they are a real bottom feeder. They have been competitive in most games for about 30-35 minutes. They took Ohio State to overtime and played Illinois tough in their last game. They also played Michigan State well in East Lansing.

For Purdue, this is supposed to be the “easier” game before two very critical games at Illinois and Indiana. With a pair of conference losses already on the ledger we cannot afford to drop a game like this at home. Purdue hasn’t truly played well since beating Butler in the Crossroads, and even the two games before that were bad.

This needs to be the game where we finally round into form and start looking like ourselves again.

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Illinois Fighting Illini Record: 13-3, 6-0 Big Ten
Illinois Fighting Illini Record: 13-3, 6-0 Big Ten
From: Champaign, IL
Game Location: Champaign, IL
Venue: State Farm Center (15,544)
Odds: No Line Yet
Date & Time: Monday, January 17, 2022, Noon ET
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Live Stats: Purdue Sports
KenPom 11
NET 11
Blog Representation: The Champaign Room
2020-21 Record 24-7, 16-4 Big Ten
Postseason Result: Lost to Loyola-Chicago 71-58 in NCAA Tournament Second Round
NCAA Tournament History: 31 appearances, last in 2021. 2005 NCAA Runner-up
Series With Purdue: Purdue leads 102-90
Last Purdue win: 73-56 at Purdue on 2/27/2019
Last Illinois win: 66-58 at Illinois on 1/2/2021
Coach: Brad Underwood (84-59 in 5th year at Illinois, 193-86 overall)