WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. —
Illinois Fighting Illini vs.
Where — Mackey Arena in West Lafayette, Ind.
When — 8:30 p.m. (Eastern), 7:30 p.m. (Central)
Records — Purdue 6-6 overall; 0-0 in the Big Ten; Illinois 13-1 overall, 0-0 in the Big Ten.
Rankings — Purdue is not rated; Illinois is ranked No. 11 in the Associated Press poll and No. 14 in the ESPN/USA Today poll.
Television — Big Ten Network with Eric Collins and Shon Morris.
Radio — Illini Sports Network with Brian Barnhart and Jerry Hester. Local stations include WDAN-AM 1490 and WDNL 102.1
Previous results — Purdue leads the all-time series 95-84 against Illinois. The Boilermakers have won seven straight including a 75-60 win in West Lafayette, Ind., and a 67-62 victory in Champaign last year.
Last game results — Illinois defeated Auburn 81-79 on Saturday at the United Center in Chicago; while Purdue defeated William & Mary 73-66 on Saturday in West Lafayette, Ind.
Next game — The Illini will return to the Assembly Hall for the first time in 20 days on Saturday when Illinois hosts Ohio State in a 1:15 p.m. contest. The Boilermakers will travel to East Lansing, Mich. as Purdue plays Michigan State in a noon (Eastern) game.
Scoring — Illinois: Brandon Paul 18.7, Tracy Abrams 12.1, D.J. Richardson 10.9, Tyler Griffey 9.2, Joseph Bertrand 8.8. Purdue: Terone Johnson 12.5, A.J. Hammons 10.0, D.J. Byrd 9.3, Ronnie Johnson 8.9.
Rebounding — Illinois: Paul 5.1, Richardson 4.4, Bertrand 4.3, Purdue: Hammons 5.8, T.Johnson 4.5, Byrd 4.1.
Assists — Illinois: Paul 3.6, Abrams 3.2, Richardson 2.0. Purdue: R.Johnson 3.3, T.Johnson 3.2, Byrd 2.3