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The “Show Some Heart” Game Thread: Rutgers At Purdue

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How To Watch & Listen

Rutgers (13-13; 2-11) At #16 Purdue (20-5; 9-3)

Where: Mackey Arena in West Lafayette, Indiana

Tip-off: Tuesday, February 14th at 7:00 p.m. ET

TV: BTN - Jeff Levering and Stephen Bardo

Radio: WCTC 1450 AM & WOR 710 AM - Jerry Recco & Joe Boylan; WRSU 88.7 FM

KenPom Rankings: Rutgers #135; Purdue #11

KenPom Prediction: Purdue 78 Rutgers 59; Rutgers is given a 4% chance of winning.

Series History: Purdue leads the series 7-1 all-time, including last season’s 50 point victory. Rutgers lone win over the Boilermakers came during the 1975-1976 Final Four campaign.

Game Preview

This is will be a tall task for sure, mostly because of Purdue’s dominant frontcourt, led by double-double monster Caleb Swanigan. Rutgers needs to be attack the glass relentlessly, bring intensity on the defensive end, and hopefully lady luck will appear on Valentine’s Day. Oh, I almost forgot, and defend the heck out of the perimeter.

Purdue is scary good and we have every right to be terrified after losing to them by 50 points last season. Despite a lot of progress this season under coach Pikiell, if Rutgers doesn't show up tonight this game will be hard to watch as well. However, if this team shows some fight and battles tonight, that's all we can ask for in this dofficult road game against one of the Big Ten’s best.

We will have live in-game commentary on twitter and join us in the comment section during the game. RU rah rah!

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!