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Illinois at Purdue: GameThread & How to Watch

It’s a huge game in West Lafayette.

Purdue v Illinois Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images

First place is on the line tonight in West Lafayette. Illinois comes in sitting atop the league at 10-2. With a win they can walk out in firm control of the league race. They would take a two game lead over Purdue and the lower of tonight’s Wisconsin at Michigan State game. A Purdue victory throws the league standings into chaos, as the Boilermakers would then be tried with Illinois, plus Ohio State and the Michigan State-Wisconsin winner in the loss column. The Boilers would also then have the tiebreaker with a completed season sweep of Illinois and a win over Ohio State, plus games to go against Wisconsin and Michigan State.

This is the biggest game of the season to date. The win in Champaign was already huge. A win tonight puts Purdue back in control in the Big Ten with seven games to go. We can’t win or lose the league tonight, but a win makes winning it a lot damn easier.

Basketball GameDay Vitals

St. Peter's Peacocks Record: 21-11, 14-6 MAAC
St. Peter's Peacocks Record: 21-11, 14-6 MAAC
From: Jersey City, NJ
Game Location: Philadelphia, PA
Venue: Wells Fargo Center (19,500)
Odds: Purdue by 12.5
Date & Time: Friday, March 25, 2022, 7:09pm ET
Streaming Radio TuneIn
Live Stats: Purdue Sports
KenPom 101
NET 124
Blog Representation: None
2020-21 Record 14-11, 10-8
Postseason Result: None
NCAA Tournament History: 4th appearance. This is the first season they have won a game. 2017 CIT Champions
Series With Purdue: Purdue leads 1-0
Last Purdue win: 65-43 in Chicago, IL on 3/18/2011 (NCAA Tournament First Round)
Last St. Peter's win: None
Coach: Shaheen holloway (63-55 in 4th year at St. Peter's)