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How to Watch No. 3 Purdue's Game Against Penn State on Saturday

Purdue looks to bounce back after losing at home to Wisconsin to begin the new year and will also try to capture its first road win of the season Saturday against Penn State at the Bryce Jordan Center. Here's how to watch, with gametime and TV information, the latest on the point spread and more.

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Purdue basketball is on the road for its second true road matchup of the season, tipping off against Penn State on Saturday at the Bryce Jordan Center. The Boilermakers are looking for their first road win of the year, and the Nittany Lions are riding back-to-back wins in the Big Ten. Tipoff is scheduled for noon ET.

This season, the No. 3-ranked Boilermakers recorded just their fourth season of being unbeaten in nonconference play since 1939-40, after earning a 104-90 win over Nicholls on Wednesday, Dec. 29. 

Purdue is 1-2 in Big Ten play for the second straight year, but the Boilermakers started 1-3 a year ago and won 12 of their last 15 games to finish in the top four of the conference. 

  • LIVE BLOG: When the game starts, flip over here to our blog and follow the game in real time, with news and opinion. CLICK HERE

Here's everything you need to know about the Purdue Boilermakers' matchup with the Penn State Nittany Lions on Saturday:

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How to watch Purdue Boilermakers at Penn State Nittany Lions

  • Who: No. 3 Purdue Boilermakers (12-2) vs. Penn State Nittany Lions (7-5)
  • When: Noon ET, Saturday, Jan. 8.
  • Where: Bryce Jordan Center, State College Pa.
  • TV: Big Ten Network
  • Announcers: Cory Provus and Jess Settles 
  • 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 Point Spread: Purdue enters the matchup as a 9-point favorite, according to the SISportsbook.com. The over/under is 139. 
  • 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. ... Penn State was 11-14 a year ago and 7-12 in the Big Ten Conference. They did not play in the postseason.
  • Poll rankings: Purdue is ranked No. 3 in Week 9 of the Associated Press poll top-25 poll. It is the seventh straight week the team has been ranked in the top 3, a program record. It marks the longest active streak in America and ties for the longest streak in Purdue history. Penn State is unranked
  • Kenpom.com rankings: Purdue is No. 3 in the Kenpom.com rankings. Penn State is ranked No. 72 out of 358 teams.

Purdue-Penn State Series History

  • Series history: Purdue owns a 41-13 series lead against Penn State, having won 11 of the last 12 meetings and 25 of the last 29 games during the Matt Painter era. The Boilermakers have won four straight games at the Bryce Jordan Center. However, the three previous wins before last year's 73-52 decision, came in overtime (2015, 2017, 2019).
  • Purdue vs. Penn State: Purdue defeated Penn State twice during the 2020-21 season, collecting an 80-72 win at home and a 73-52 victory on the road. 

Recent Games

  • Purdue's last game: Purdue lost to Wisconsin 74-69 Monday at Mackey Arena. 
  • Penn State's last game: Penn State defeated Northwestern 74-70 Wednesday on the road. 

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 367-186 record at Purdue, and is 392-191 overall. He is 181-111 in Big Ten games.
  • Meet Penn State coach Micah Shrewsberry: Micah Shrewsberry is in his first season as the head coach of the Nittany Lions. He spent the last two season as the associate head coach of the Purdue basketball program under Matt Painter. 
  • PURDUE PREPARED FOR PENN STATE: For the first time in his career, Matt Painter will coach against a former colleague when Purdue travels to play Penn State on Saturday. Micah Shrewsberry spent two seasons as the associate head coach with the Boilermakers before joining the Nittany Lions. CLICK HERE 
  • PURDUE TRIO NAMED TO WOODEN AWARD MIDSEASON WATCH LIST: aden Ivey, Zach Edey and Trevion Williams were among 25 players named to the John R. Wooden award midseason watch list. No other program has more than two players recognized, and the trio has led Purdue to a 12-2 overall record. CLICK HERE
  • TOM BREW COLUMN: No. 3 Purdue let a seven-point second half lead slip away, and lost at home to Wisconsin 74-69 on Monday night. There were a lot of defensive lapses and too many missed shots, and it added up to a Big Ten loss. But it's also not a reason to panic, because this is still a very good team. CLICK HERE
  • WISCONSIN UPSETS PURDUE: Wisconsin guard Johnny Davis scored 37 points and grabbed 14 rebounds to help the No. 23-ranked Badgers upset No. 3 Purdue at Mackey Arena on Monday night. The 74-69 loss snapped a 13-game home winning streak for the Boilermakers. CLICK HERE
  • BOILERMAKERS LOOKING FOR TOUGHNESS: A lack of physicality had a lot to do with Purdue losing to Wisconsin on Monday night, and that's just not going to be allowed going forward. CLICK HERE

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