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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The No. 4-ranked Purdue basketball team has a bounce-back opportunity at home against Northwestern on Sunday afternoon. The Boilermakers are looking to extend a nine-game winning streak against the Wildcats when the two teams tip off at Mackey Arena. 

The game is scheduled for 1 p.m. ET, and Purdue is 43-6 all-time at Mackey Arena against Northwestern. Coach Matt Painter is 20-6 against the Wildcats during his tenure. 

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Purdue enters the game with a 15-3 record (4-3 in the Big Ten). This season, the team's three losses have come by a combined 10 points. The Boilermakers and Loyola Chicago are the only teams in the nation to not lose a game by 10 or more points since Feb. 1, 2021.

Here's how our live blog works. We'll keep you updated on everything that goes on in the game in real time, keeping you up to date on rotations, scoring plays and trends. Highlights will be included as they become available. 

Purdue will not underestimate any opponent, even at home. Northwestern upset No. 14 Michigan State on the road less than two weeks ago, one of its two wins in the Big Ten. Follow along for updates live from press row: 

2:50 p.m. ET, FINAL — Purdue defeats Northwestern 80-60. Sasha Stefanovic led the way with 22 points. 

2:44 p.m. ET — Trevion Williams notches a double-double after grabbing his 10th rebound of the afternoon. The senior has 12 points for the Boilermakers. Zach edey also has a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds. 

2:35 p.m. ET — Northwestern's Boo Buie up to 17 points on 5-9 shooting. All of his shots from the field have been 3-pointers. But Sasha Stefanovic answers his string of deep shots with a 3-pointer of his own. 

The Senior is now up to 22 points with six 3-pointers. 

2:34 p.m. ET — Zach Edey getting extra attention in the post, but he finds Mason Gillis under the basket behind the double team. Gillis has four points so far in the game. 

2:25 p.m. ET — Pete Nance called for his fourth foul for Northwestern with 11:45 left to play. He's been the Wildcats' leading scorer so far with nine points, one of 10 different scorers. 

2:21 p.m. ET, UNDER 12 — Eric Hunter Jr. comes away with a steal and a fastbreak dunk to give Purdue a 54-42 lead with 11:57 to play in the game. Isaiah Thompson came out of the break with the team's first eight points, including a pair of 3-pointers.

2:13 p.m. ET, UNDER 16 — Purdue leads 48-40 with 15:02 to play in the second half. Before the media break, Zach Edey would've had an easy dunk on a missed 3-pointer by Brandon Newman, but the refs blew the play dead to send Mackey Arena and Matt Painter into an uproar. 

2:12 p.m. ET — Isaiah Thompson hits on back-to-back 3-pointers, his first two of the game. Purdue is 7-18 from deep, and Thompson is now 2-5 from beyond the arc. 

2:08 p.m. ET — Northwestern has hit several tough jumpshots late into the shot clock so far in this game. The Wildcats are within five points early in the second half. 

Northwestern opened with a 7-0 run coming out of the break. 

2:07 p.m. ET — Zach Edey misses a pair of three throws to start the second half. They were the first missed shots from the foul line of the game for the Boilermakers. 

1:48 p.m. ET, HALFTIME — Stefanovic was on fire from the 3-point line in the first half, scoring 16 points to give Purdue a 40-28 halftime lead over Northwestern. He was 4-5 from beyond the arc. 

Zach Edey ended the half with eight points, while Caleb Furst and Trevion Williams each added seven. 

1:45 p.m. ET — Sasha Stefanovic adding to his first-half total by going 4-4 from the free-throw line so far. He has 13 points and is the only player for either team in double figures. 

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1:37 p.m. ET, UNDER 4 — Purdue leads Northwestern 31-22 with 3:49 to play in the first half. Sasha Stefanovic is 3-4 from the 3-point line to lead all scorers with nine points so far. Caleb Furst and Trevion Williams have each added seven for the Boilermakers.

1:33 p.m. ET — Northwestern calls a timeout as Purdue's lead is extended to 14 points. The Boilermakers are riding a 9-0 run in the last three minutes to take a 29-15 lead with 5:48 to play. 

Isaiah Thompson found Ethan Morton on a backdoor cut to the basket, and Morton threw it down with two hands at the rim. 

1:27 p.m. ET, UNDER 8 — Purdue holding on to a single-digit lead over Northwestern, 22-15 with 7:44 left to play in the first half. Boilermakers are 3-10 from the 3-point line despite some open looks. 

Sasha Stefanovic is the only Purdue guard to score points so far. He has six on 2-of-3 shooting. Boilermakers are without Jaden Ivey and are in need of players to step up in his absence. 

1:25 p.m. ET — Brandon Newman called for his second foul of the game, and Ethan Morton checks in to take his place. Newman is 0-2 from the 3-point line so far. Isaiah Thompson also checked in for Eric Hunter Jr. 

1:22 p.m. ET — Caleb Furst making an impact in the first half for Purdue. After a 3-point basket, he now leads the team with 7 points. The freshman has made both his shots from the field and is 2-2 at the free-throw line. 

1:19 p.m. ET — Zach edey checking back into the game for the Boilermakers alongside Brandon Newman. 

1:16 p.m. ET, UNDER 12 — Purdue has a 15-11 lead with 11:40 to play in the first half. The Boilermakers have four turnovers and Northwestern has made 50% of its shots from the field. 

Purdue with a 10-2 rebounding advantage early on. 

1:14 p.m. ET — Eric Hunter Jr. makes a nice pass to Trevion Williams cutting to the basket, and the senior forward made a nifty layup while drawing a foul. Williams hits on the free-throw attempt to secure the 3-point play. 

1:12 p.m. ET — Sasha Stefanovic hits a deep 3-pointer in transition for Purdue, his second of the game. 

1:10 p.m. ET — Trevion Williams, Eric Hunter Jr. and Ethan Morton all check in for the Boilermakers after the media timeout. 

1:07 p.m. ET, UNDER 16 — Purdue leads 7-6 with 15:49 to play in the first half. Zach Edey with a pair of baskets, and Sasha Stefanovic came away with an early 3-pointer for the Boilermakers. 

Northwestern is 3-4 from the field to open the contest, doing a good job of spacing out the Purdue defense for high-quality opportunities. 

1:06 p.m. ET — Purdue already with four offensive rebounds in the first four minutes of the game. 

1:04 p.m. ET — Northwestern with the first basket of the game. It took nearly two minutes for either team to score, and with Purdue looking for its first bucket, Zach Edey comes away with a second-chance opportunity under the rim to tie the game. 

1:01 p.m. ET — Purdue wins the tip, and Brandon Newman has the ball stripped at the 3-point line. However, Chase Audige is called for a charge against Newman in transition. Boilermakers back on offense. 

PREGAME — Purdue star sophomore Jaden Ivey will be unavailable for the team's matchup. Here's the starting five in his absence: 

  • Sophomore forward Mason Gillis
  • Sophomore center Zach Edey
  • Junior guard Isaiah Thompson 
  • Sophomore guard Brandon Newman 
  • Senior guard Sasha Stefanovic
  • JADEN IVEY UNAVAILABLE FOR MATCHUP WITH NORTHWESTERN: Purdue sophomore Jaden Ivey will not be available for No. 4 Purdue basketball's game against Northwestern at Mackey Arena. The star guard missed the last two days of practice with a hip flexor injury. Sophomore guard Brandon Newman gets the start in his place. CLICK HERE 
  • HOW PURDUE FAILED TO CLOSE OUT AGAINST INDIANA: No. 4 Purdue led Indiana by two points with a minute left to play Thursday night at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall. The Boilermakers had opportunities to close out the Hoosiers, but the team was unable to put the game away in the waning seconds. CLICK HERE
  • PURDUE DROPS ROAD MATCHUP AGAINST INDIANA: Purdue basketball was unable to put away Indiana on the road Thursday night at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall. Sophomore guard Jaden Ivey scored a team-high 21 points in the loss, but 20 points from Rob Phinisee propelled the Hoosiers to victory. CLICK HERE

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