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Northwestern Wildcats vs. Purdue Boilermakers

The Northwestern Wildcats and the Purdue Boilermakers face off on Tuesday in Evanston in Big Ten college basketball. The Boilermakers are -1 point favorites over the Wildcats with an over/under point total set at 124. The Northwestern Wildcats have won two of their last three games but they are still 2-4 in Big Ten play for the season. Northwestern is tied for ninth place in the Big 10 standings and they are 7-4 at home this season. Drew Crawford leads the Wildcats averaging 15.1 points and 7.2 rebounds per game. JerShonn Cobb is averaging 11.3 points, Tre Demps is averaging 10.3 points, and Alex Olah is averaging 8.8 points and 5.3 rebounds. Northwestern is averaging 61.9 points and they are shooting 39.8 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 63.7 points and their opponents are shooting 40.9 percent. Northwestern is a game under .500 for the year. The Read More

Illinois Fighting Illini vs. Purdue Boilermakers

The Illinois Fighting Illini and the Purdue Boilermakers face off on Wednesday in Big Ten college basketball action. The Fighting Illini are -5 point favorites over the Boilermakers. The Illinois Fighting Illini reached the national rankings and then went on to lose their next two games. Illinois is 9-0 at home this season and 2-2 in Big 10 conference play. Rayvonte Rice leads the Illini averaging 18.1 points and 5.9 rebounds per game. Tracy Abrams is averaging 12.6 points, Joseph Bertrand is averaging 11 points 5.8 rebounds, and Jon Ekey is averaging 7.9 points and 6.1 rebounds. Offensively Illinois is averaging 70.4 points and they are shooting 42 percent while defensively they are allowing 62.8 points and their opponents are shooting 40.4. Illinois is looking at Michigan State and Ohio State up next. The Purdue Boilermakers are coming off of their first Big Ten win of the season as they Read More

Purdue Boilermakers vs. Minnesota Golden Gophers

The Purdue Boilermakers and the Minnesota Golden Gophers close out the Big Ten college basketball regular seasons as they face off on Saturday in West Lafayette. The Golden Gophers are -3.5 point favorites over Boilermakers with an over/under total set 126. It has been a rebuilding year for the Purdue Boilermakers marked by inconsistent play and growing pains. Purdue is 7-10 in the Big 10, 10-6 at home this season, and they 3-13 against teams with a RPI better than 100. As a team Purdue is averaging 64.8 points, 13.4 assists, and they are shooting 41.7 percent while defensively they are allowing 64.3 points, 12.3 assists, and their opponents are shooting 39.7 percent. Terone Johnson is averaging 13.5 points, A.J. Hammons is averaging 10.5 points and 6.2 rebounds, and D.J. Byrd is averaging 9.7 points. Purdue has played the 44th ranked schedule in the nation this year. The Minnesota Golden Read More

Purdue Boilermakers vs. Michigan Wolverines

The Purdue Boilermakers and the Michigan Wolverines face off on Wednesday in Big Ten college basketball action. The Wolverines are -6.5 point favorites over the Boilermakers with an over/under point total set at 133.5. It has been a rebuilding year for the Purdue Boilermakers but they are coming off of their biggest win of the year as they battered Wisconsin in Madison on Sunday. Purdue is 7-9 in the Big 10 this year, 10-5 at home, and 1-7 against teams ranked in the top 25. Purdue is averaging 64.4 points, 13.3 assists, and they are shooting 41.7 percent while defensively they are allowing 63.8 points, 12.2 assists, and their opponents are shooting 39.6 percent. Terone Johnson is averaging 12.9 points, A.J. Hammons is averaging 10.7 points and 6.3 rebounds, and D.J. Byrd is averaging 10 points. With a win here Purdue will have a chance to finish the season over Read More

Penn St. Nittany Lions vs. Purdue Boilermakers

The Penn State Nittany Lions and the Purdue Boilermakers face off on Tuesday in Happy Valley in Big Ten college basketball action. The Boilermakers are -3 point favorites over the Nittany Lions with an over/under point total set at 125. The Penn State Nittany Lions are still looking for their first Big Ten conference win of the year and they are all alone in last place in the standings. PSU is 0-9 in the Big 10, 7-6 at home this season, and they have played the 45th ranked schedule in the country. As a team Penn State is averaging 61.2 points, 9.2 assists, and they are shooting 38.9 percent while defensively they are allowing 67.5 points, 12 assists, and their opponents are shooting 42.5 percent. D.J. Newbill is averaging 15.7 points and 5.9 rebounds, Jermaine Marshall is averaging 15 points, and Ross Travis is averaging 6.5 points and 6.8 rebounds. Read More

Northwestern Wildcats vs. Purdue Boilermakers

The Northwestern Wildcats and the Purdue Boilermakers face off on Saturday in Evanston for a Big Ten college basketball match up. The Wildcats are -1 point favorites over the Boilermakers with an over/under point total set at 119. The Northwestern Wildcats have lost three of their last four games and now sit in eighth place in the Big 10 conference standings. Northwestern is 3-6 in Big Ten play, 7-7 at home this season, and they have played the 24th ranked schedule in the nation. As a team Northwestern is averaging 63.4 points, 14.9 assists, and they are shooting 41.4 percent while defensively they are allowing 61.8 points, 12.4 assists, and their opponents are shooting 41.7 percent. Reggie Hearn is averaging 13.7 points, Dave Sobolewski is averaging 11.2 points, and Jared Swopshire is averaging 9.6 points and 6.6 rebounds. Northwestern hits the road for their next two games after this one. Read More

Purdue Boilermakers vs. Illinois Fighting Illini

The Illinois Fighting Illini and the Purdue Boilermakers both look to improve their NCAA Tournament resume as they meet in Wednesday Big Ten college basketball action.  The Fighting Illini are -3 point favorites over the Boilermakers with an over/under point total set at 131. In early January the Illinois Fighting Illini were looking like they were going to be a force on the college basketball scene this year but since then Burce Weber’s team has lost six of their last seven games are watching their season slip away. Illinois is 5-7 in Big Ten games, 12-2 at home this season, and in a four way tie for seventh place in the conference standings. Brandon Paul is averaging 15.2 points and and 4.9 rebounds, Meyers Leonard is averaging 13.2 points and 8.0 rebounds, and D.J. Richardson is averaging 12.4 points. As a team Illinois is averaging 66.8 points and they are Read More

Purdue Boilermakers vs. Northwestern Wildcats

The Purdue Boilermakers and the Northwestern Wildcats meet in a must win Big Ten match up in West Lafayette on Saturday.  The Boilermakers are -6.5 point favorites over the Wildcats with an over/under point total of 139.5. The Purdue Boilermakers knew this would be a rebuilding year but after a solid start Matt Painter’s team has lost five of their last six games as they scramble for answers. Purdue is 5-6 in the Big 10, 10-3 at home this season, and they are in sixth place in the conference standings. Robbie Hummel is averaging 15.1 points and 6.3 rebounds, Lewis Jackson is averaging 10 points, and Ryne Smith is averaging 9.3 points. As a team Purdue is averaging 71 points and they are shooting 43.3 percent while defensively they are allowing 64.5 and their opponents are shooting 42.9 percent. Purdue will have a chance to string some wins together over Read More

Ohio St. Buckeyes vs. Purdue Boilermakers

The Ohio State Buckeyes and the Purdue Boilermakers battle it out in Columbus on Tuesday in Big Ten college basketball action.  The Buckeyes are -16 point favorites over the Boilermakers with an over/under point total set at 131. The Ohio State Buckeyes are one of the top teams in the nation and Thad Matta’s team has won five games in a row. OSU is 8-2 in the Big 10, 15-0 at home this season, and have a game lead on Michigan State in the conference standings. Jared Sullinger is averaging 17.4 points and 9.1 rebounds, William Buford is averaging 14.9 points and 4.7 rebounds, and Deshaun Thomas is averaging 14.7 points. As a team Ohio State is averaging 76.5 points and their opponents are averaging 55.4 points, 9.0 assists, and they shoot just 39.2 percent. Ohio State still doesn’t have depth, the same issue that put an end to their Read More

Purdue Boilermakers vs. Michigan Wolverines

The Purdue Boilermakers and the Michigan Wolverines meet up for a Big Ten hoops battle in West Lafayette.  The Boilermakers are -4.5 point favorites over the Wolverines with an over/under point total set at 129. The Purdue Boilermakers are still looking for their identity this season as Matt Painter’s team sits tied for fifth place in the Big Ten. Purdue is 4-3 in conference play, 10-1 at home, and 1-1 in games against teams ranked in the top 25. Robbie Hummel is averaging 15.3 points and 6.2 rebounds, Lewis Jackson is averaging 10.0 points, and Ryne Smith is averaging 9.9 points. As a team Purdue is averaging 71.8 points and they are shooting 43.6 percent while defensively they are allowing 63 points and their opponents are shooting 41.9 percent. A win over a ranked opponent wouldn’t do anything but help Purdue’s resume in March. Despite losing two of their last Read More