Nebraska (11-5, 2-1 Big Ten) and No. 13 Purdue (14-2, 3-0 Big Ten) meet for a Big Ten matchup Saturday afternoon in West Lafaeyette, Ind. The matchup caps a two-game road trip for the Huskers, who defeated Northwestern 70-55 on Tuesday night.
Saturday’s matchup between Nebraska and Purdue is the 19th all-time meeting between the two programs. The series dates back to 1947. The Boilermakers hold a 13-5 lead, which includes a 7-3 mark (6-2 in regular season, 1-1 in Big Ten Tournament) since Nebraska joined the Big Ten.
Nebraska-Purdue basketball: Game time, information
Nebraska and Purdue play at 2:15 p.m. ET/1:15 p.m. CT on Saturday, Jan. 6.
Time: 2:15 p.m. ET
Date: Saturday, Jan. 6
Location: Mackey Arena, West Lafayette, Ind.
How can I watch the Nebraska-Purdue basketball game on TV and online?
Nebraska and Purdue will be broadcast on Big Ten Network. BTN2Go will have the livestream.
Kevin Kugler and Stephen Bardo will call the game.
How can I listen to the Nebraska-Purdue basketball game on the radio?
Nebraska and Purdue can be heard on the Husker Sports Network, including 590 AM (Omaha), 1400 AM (Lincoln) and 880 AM (Lexington). Online radio will be available at Huskers.com, on the Huskers App, and on TuneIn Radio and the TuneIn Radio App. The radio broadcast begins one hour prior to tipoff.
Kent Pavelka and Ben McLaughlin will have the call.
Nebraska-Purdue basketball preview
Nebraska comes into the matchup with Purdue having defeated Northwest 70-55 on Tuesday night. Glynn Watson Jr. had a game-high 19 points against the Wildcats. The Huskers also put together their best defensive effort against Northwestern, holding the Wildcats to 29.2 percent shooting and blocked 14 shots — the most ever by a Huskers team in a conference game.
Against Purdue, Nebraska’s defense will be tested once again. The Boilermakers’ offense is averaging 86.9 points per game and shooting 51 percent from the field and 41.5 percent from 3-point range. Purdue has also won 10 games in a row, including its most recent 82-51 victory over Rutgers on Wednesday. Of those 10 wins, Purdue has won 7 by at least 15 points.
Purdue boasts a veteran lineup that includes four players averaging double figures. Sophomore guard Carsen Edwards leads the team, averaging 17.4 points per game.
The Boilermakers have held opponents 37.4 percent shooting. A big reason for that is the duo of 7-foot-2 Isaac Haas and 7-foot-3 Matt Haarms, who have combined for 67 of Purdue’s 100 blocked shots this season.
In Nebraska’s last meeting against Purdue on Jan. 29, 2017, Jack McVeigh scored a career-high 21-points to help the Huskers knock off then-No. 20 ranked Purdue, 83-80.
Nebraska, which has never won at Mackey Arena, is seeking its second consecutive win over Purdue.