WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The No. 2-ranked Purdue basketball program finishes a three-game homestand Friday night, taking on an undefeated Iowa team at Mackey Arena. The game will be the Big Ten opener for both teams.
Friday's game features the top-two scoring offenses in the country, with Iowa ranking first and Purdue second. The Boilermakers enter the matchup at 7-0 for just the third time under head coach Matt Painter. A win over Iowa would give Purdue just its fifth 8-0 start since 1940.
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Here's everything you need to know about the Purdue Boilermakers' game with the Iowa Hawkeyes on Friday:
How to watch Iowa Hawkeyes at Purdue Boilermakers
- Who: Iowa Hawkeyes (7-0) at No. 2 Purdue Boilermakers (7-0)
- When: 9 p.m. ET, Friday, Dec. 3
- Where: Mackey Arena, West Lafayette, Ind.
- TV: Big Ten Network
- Announcers: Brandon Gaudin, Stephen Bardo and Andy Katz
- Radio: Purdue Radio Network (96.5 FM in Lafayette and 1260 AM in Indianapolis). Satellite: XM 196, SXM App 958
- Radio Announcers: Rob Blackman and Bobby Riddell
- Latest Line: Purdue is an 11.5-point favorite over Iowa, according to the SISportsbook.com website. The over/under is 160.5.
- Last year's records: Purdue was 18-10 last season, and 13-6 in the Big Ten. in the postseason, Purdue lost to Ohio State in the Big Ten Tournament quarterfinals, and then lost in the first round of the NCAA Tournament as the No. 4 seed in the South Region, falling to No. 13-seed North Texas 78-69 in overtime. Iowa was 22-9 a year ago, and 15-7 in the Big Ten. The Hawkeyes lost to Oregon 95-80 in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
- Poll rankings: Purdue is ranked No. 2 in Week 4 of the Associated Press poll top-25 poll, and received nine first-place vote. The Boilermakers are also No. 2 in this week's Coaches poll. Iowa is unranked, but received nine votes.
- Kenpom.com rankings: Purdue is No. 2 in the Kenpom.com rankings. Iowa is ranked No. 20 out of 353 teams.
Purdue-Iowa series history
- Series history: Purdue leads the all-time series 92-77.
- Purdue vs. Iowa: Purdue has won 10 of its last 11 home games against Iowa. The lone loss was a Jan. 2, 2016, matchup in which Purdue led by 17 at halftime. In each of the last 12 meetings, including Friday, at least one team has been ranked in the top 25 at the time of the meeting.
- Purdue's last game: Purdue defeated Florida State at Mackey Arena on Tuesday, Nov. 30. Jaden Ivey led the team with 18 points and was one of five Boilermakers to score in double figures. CLICK HERE
- Iowa's last game: Iowa won a tight matchup with Virginia on the road, earning a 75-74 victory. Iowa blew a 21-point lead and needed a Joe Toussaint jumper with 8 seconds to go to claim the win.
Meet the coaches
- Meet Purdue coach Matt Painter: Matt Painter is in his 17th season as the head coach of the Boilermakers. Since being named coach in 2005, Purdue has reached the NCAA Tournament 12 times, with four Sweet Sixteen appearances and one Elite Eight appearance in 2019. He also coached once season at Southern Illinois (2004). He has a 362-184 record at Purdue, and is 387-189 overall. He is 180-109 in Big Ten games.
- Meet Iowa coach Fran McCaffery: Fran McCaffery is in his 12th season at Iowa. He has a 223-152 record at the school. He has led the Hawkeyes to nine total postseason appearances, including the 2019-20 season that was canceled due to COVID-19.
- Projected Purdue starters: Zach Edey (7-foot-4 sophomore center), Caleb Furst (6-10 freshman forward), Sasha Stefanovic (6-5 senior guard), Jaden Ivey (6-4 sophomore guard) and Isaiah Thompson (6-1 junior guard).
- Projected Iowa starters: Joe Toussaint (6-foot junior guard), Jordan Bohannon (6-foot-1 redshirt senior guard), Keegan Murray (6-foot-8 sophomore forward), Patrick McCaffery (6-foot-9 redshirt sophomore forward) and Filip Rebraca (6-foot-9 senior forward).