IOWA CITY, Iowa — The Iowa Hawkeyes (10-11, 1-7 Big Ten) fell apart in one of the worst home losses in school history in a 87-64 defeat to No. 3 ranked Purdue at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.
The Boilermakers (19-2, 8-0 Big Ten) hit 20 3-pointers. Both Vincent Edwards and Carsen Edwards hit 8 baskets for Purdue. Luka Garza led Iowa with 19 points on 8-of-10 shooting.
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Iowad celebrated former player Chris Street, who died 25 years ago in a car accident. Many of Street’s former teammates and coaches were be in attendance and there was a halftime presentation.
Iowa-Purdue live updates
12:01 p.m. (Halftime) — Purdue leads 51-20 at halftime. It’s a hot mess to say the least. Purdue has hit 20 of 20 shots and 11 of 16 from 3-point range. Iowa was 8 of 32 and 2 of 12 from 3-point distance. Purdue has outscored Iowa 16-0 in points off turnovers. Iowa has had only 7 turnovers.
11:41 p.m. (1H, 3:42) — Purdue leads 40-16. Iowa is struggling at both ends. The only toughness I’ve seen out there from Iowa is from two freshman. Luka Garza going back in after his face looked like pre-cheese pizza and Jack Nunge knocking down Matt Haarms at the basket.
11:30 p.m. (1H, 7:55) — Iowa center Luka Garza has scored twice on a pair of jumpers but he was drilled in the nose on an offensive foul by Purdue center Isaac Haas. Garza headed to the locker room with a face full of blood. Purdue leads 26-10.
11:23 a.m (1H, 10:22) — Purdue extends its run to 18-0 to take a 24-6 lead. McCaffery calls another timeout. Nothing is working for Iowa on either side of the floor.
11:16 a.m. (1H, 11:46) — In traditional fashion this year, Iowa fell apart after the first media timeout. Purdue drilled three straight 3-pointers to take a 17-6 lead Iowa coach Fran McCaffery called a timeout and lit into his players. Defense continues to be a problem but even worse is Iowa has gone six straight possessions without a bucket. That won’t work against a team this efficient.
11:10 a.m. (1H, 15:22) — Purdue leads 8-6 with both teams struggling from the floor early on. Iowa is just 2 of 9 with both buckets coming from 3-point range. Purdue is 3 of 8. Iowa brings in Cordell Pemsl and Maishe Dailey for Garza and Baer.
10:50 a.m. — Neither Ryan Kriener nor Connor McCaffery are dressed out for Iowa. Jordan Bohannon, Isaiah Moss, Tyler Cook, Nicholas Baer and Luka Garza will start for the Hawkeyes. Purdue’s starters are Carson Edwards, P.J. Thompson, Vincent Edwards, Issac Haas and Dakota Mathias.
10:45 a.m. — Welcome to sold-out Carver-Hawkeye Arena for today’s game between Iowa and No. 3 Purdue. It’s a White Out at Carver and the program celebrates the legacy of former star Chris Street, who was killed 25 years in a car accident.
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Iowa-Purdue basketball game time, details
- Time: 11 a.m. CT/Noon ET
- Date: Saturday, Jan. 20
- Location: Carver-Hawkeye Arena, Iowa City, Iowa
What TV channel is showing Iowa-Purdue?
ESPN will air the Iowa-Purdue game. Dave Flemming will call the action while Dan Dakich provides analysis.
How can I watch Iowa-Purdue online?
ESPN3.com and the WatchESPN app will stream the game. Click here for more information.
How can I listen to Iowa-Purdue on the radio?
You can listen on Sirius 135/XM channel 195. In Iowa, 600 AM (WMT-Cedar Rapids), 1040 AM (WHO-Des Moines) and 800 AM (KXIC-Iowa City) are the Hawkeyes’ flagship radio stations. Gary Dolphin is the play-by-play broadcaster with Bob Hansen as the color analyst. Click here for other Iowa radio affiliates.
For Purdue, Larry Clisby, Rob Blackman and Ralph Taylor call the action. In Indiana, 96.5 FM (WAZY-Lafayette) is the flagship affiliate, while Boilermaker basketball airs in Indianapolis on WNDE (97.5 FM/1260 AM). Click here for other Purdue radio affiliates.
The TuneIn app also streams basketball games.
On paper, this is the biggest mismatch in the Big Ten this season. In league play, Purdue averages 77 points a game to rank second. Iowa scores 75.3 points a game, ranking fifth. But when it comes to defense, Purdue is the league’s best in holding opponents to 60.4 points per game. Iowa is by far the league’s worst at 84.1 points per game.
The point differential translates to different courses for these long-time Big Ten foes. Purdue (18-2, 7-0 Big Ten) is ranked third nationally. Iowa (10-10, 1-6) is one spot above last in the league. Despite the Hawkeyes winning the last four home games against the Boilermakers, the numbers alone show the recipe for a potential blowout.
“We have to execute, and we have to put two halves together, which, quite honestly, we haven’t really done against good teams,” Iowa coach Fran McCaffery said. “We’ve played terrific sometimes one half versus another. And even in some of our better victories, we get down 20 to Illinois, but we won. Colorado, we blew two leads and won. You’ve got to play both halves against that team.”
Iowa might have an emotional edge with a sold-out Carver-Hawkeye Arena for a “White Out.” The program will celebrate former player Chris Street throughout the game and honor his legacy in a halftime ceremony. Street was killed in a car accident on Jan. 19, 1993 but remains one of the most popular athletes in school history.
“The fact that we’re going to honor his memory the way we are [Saturday] is special,” McCaffery said. “It speaks to who we are as a program, as an institution. And I always use the words we’re a family, and that’s what you do. You remember, and you honor. It will be good for everybody involved.”
“We all know that it’s a special day, a special game,” Iowa forward Tyler Cook said. “I think hearing the kind of guy that he was and the kind of player that he was and what he brought to this team kind of does inspire us. So I’m looking forward to it.”