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Rutgers (10-5; 0-2) At #13 Purdue (13-2; 2-0)

Where: West Lafayette, Indiana - Mackey Arena (14,804)

Tip-off: Wednesday, January 3rd at 7:00 p.m. ET

TV: BTN - Brandon Gaudin and Stephen Bardo

Stream: BTN2GO

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

KenPom Rankings: Rutgers #121; Purdue #3

(Note: Rutgers dropped 22 spots since the 2 point loss to Hartford)

KenPom Prediction: Purdue 78 Rutgers 59; Rutgers has an 4% chance to win

Vegas Line: Purdue -19

Series History: Purdue leads 8-1 all-time, including 4-0 in Big Ten play

SB Nation Purdue site: Hammer & Rails

After playing just twice in the past two and half weeks, both upset losses, Rutgers returns to action in just its second road contest of the season against #13 Purdue. Only Big Ten opponents remain the rest of the regular season and tonight’s matchup is one of the two most difficult in Big Ten play for the Scarlet Knights. Purdue is ranked 3rd in the country per KenPom and the following road game for Rutgers will take place against 2nd ranked Michigan State next week.

One step at a time, as Steve Pikiell hopes to have his team play with much more fight and intensity against a premier opponent tonight than they did in disappointing defeats at the hands of Stony Brook and Hartford. It won’t be easy.

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