Nebraska @ Purdue
Current Records: Nebraska 6-11; Purdue 13-2
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What to Know
The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 2-6 against the #7 Purdue Boilermakers since January of 2016, but they’ll have a chance to close the gap a little bit Friday. Nebraska and the Boilermakers will face off in a Big Ten battle at 6:30 p.m. ET at Mackey Arena. Purdue will be strutting in after a win while the Cornhuskers will be stumbling in from a defeat.
Nebraska came up short against the Illinois Fighting Illini on Tuesday, falling 81-71. The top scorer for Nebraska was guard Bryce McGowens (19 points).
Meanwhile, Purdue was able to grind out a solid victory over the Penn State Nittany Lions on Saturday, winning 74-67. It was another big night for the Boilermakers’ forward Trevion Williams, who had 21 points in addition to nine boards.
The Cornhuskers have to know they’ll be fighting an uphill battle given the 20 point spread they are up against. Those playing the odds have seen things go back and forth with Nebraska, who are 8-9 against the spread.
Nebraska is now 6-11 while Purdue sits at 13-2. Two stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: Nebraska is stumbling into the matchup with the eighth most points allowed per game in college basketball, having given up 78.4 on average. Purdue’s offense has more to brag about, as they they rank fifth in college basketball when it comes to points per game, with 85.1 on average. So the cards are definitely stacked in their favor.
How To Watch
When: Friday at 6:30 p.m. ET
Where: Mackey Arena — West Lafayette, Indiana
TV: Fox Sports 1
Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
Follow: CBS Sports App
Ticket Cost: $54.99