Michigan basketball plays host to No. 5 Purdue on Tuesday, Jan. 9, at Crisler Center in Ann Arbor. Find the game time, TV channel, watch online, radio and streaming information for the game below.
The Wolverines (14-3, 3-1 Big Ten) have won seven consecutive games, including a 79-69 victory over Illinois on Saturday but face the first of two top-5 teams in a row in Purdue (15-2, 4-0). They travel to East Lansing on Saturday to take on No. 4 Michigan State at the Breslin Center. Michigan has won three of the last four meetings against Purdue, including two last season. The Wolverines won a regular season matchup 82-70 at Crisler Center, and then beat the Boilermakers 74-70 in overtime in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten Tournament.
Purdue has won 11 games in a row since dropping consecutive contests to Tennessee and Western Kentucky in the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament in November.
Michigan-Purdue game time, details
Michigan and Purdue play at 9 p.m. ET on Jan. 9.
- Time: 9 p.m. ET tip-off
- Date: Tuesday, Jan. 9
- Location: Crisler Center, Ann Arbor, Mich.
- Records: Michigan (14-3, 3-1 Big Ten); Purdue (15-2, 4-0)
What TV channel will broadcast Michigan-Purdue?
The Michigan-Purdue game will be shown on ESPN.
How can I watch Michigan-Purdue online?
The Michigan-Purdue game can be watched online at WatchESPN.
How can I listen to Michigan-Purdue on the radio?
The Michigan Sports Marketing Network, headed by flagship stations WWJ (950 AM) in Detroit and WWWW (102.9 FM) in Ann Arbor, will have the call. Matt Shepard provides the play-by-play, and Terry Mills is the analyst. The game can also be heard on Sirius 83, XM 83 and Internet 83.
A lot of people are wondering why the Wolverines haven’t shown up in the national polls despite winning 14 of their first 17 games, including seven in a row. The Wolverines get their opportunity to prove they belong in the Top 25 with games against No. 5 Purdue at home on Tuesday and at No. 4 Michigan State on Saturday. It’s also a chance for the Wolverines to let the rest of the Big Ten know they are for real.
Purdue enters the game tied for first place in the conference with Ohio State, as both teams are undefeated through the first four league games. Michigan and Michigan State are each 3-1 entering the week.
Michigan will have to figure out how to defend Purdue’s balanced offense that is sparked by sophomore guard Carsen Edwards, who is averaging 16.8 points and shooting 48.1 percent from the field. Senior forward Vince Edwards 14.1 points and 8.6 rebounds per game has had seven double-doubles this season. Senior forward Isaac Haas does most of his damage inside as he is shooting 64.3 percent from the field and averaging 14.7 points per game. Senior guard Dakota Mathias is averaging 13.3 points and 4.6 assists per game, and has made at least one 3-point attempt in 23 straight games.
The Boilermakers are second in the Big Ten in field goal percentage, making 50.2 percent of their shots. They are also second in defensive field goal percentage, holding opponents to 37.6 percent shooting.
Michigan has developed productive depth as the season has progressed. The Wolverines also have four players scoring in double figures, led by sophomore guard Charles Matthews (15.6), but sophomore forward Jon Teske has given them reliable minutes as a backup to Moe Wagner. The freshmen trio of point guard Eli Brooks, shooting guard Jordan Poole and forward Isaiah Livers has also given Michigan an uplift. Livers scored 13 points in 27 minutes at Iowa last week, and then added 12 points in the victory against Illinois on Saturday, 9 in the first half. He’s made 10 of 13 shots, including 5 of 6 on 3-point attempts, and it’s the first time this season he has scored in double figures in consecutive games.