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IOWA CITY, Iowa — Welcome to Carver-Hawkeye Arena. It's a huge Big Ten showdown tonight between No. 6 Purdue and the Iowa Hawkeyes, with both team desperate for a conference win.

Welcome to our live blog, where we'll keep you updated with all the news and views from the game in real time. It's a big game for both teams, who are trying to stay close to the leaders in the Big Ten race. Purdue is 16-3 overall, and 5-3 in the league. Iowa is 14-5, and 4-4.

The game is scheduled to start at 9 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1. Here's how to watch, with all your pregame nuggets as well. CLICK HERE

Here we go. The most recent items are at the top.

FINAL: It's all over, and Purdue has picked up another big road win. The Boilermakers win 83-73. The sixth-ranked Boilers are now 17-3 overall and 6-3 in the Big Ten, just a game behind Wisconsin and Michigan State. Four Boilermakers score in double figures, with Isaiah Thompson leading the way with 18 points. Jaden Ivey had 15, Sasha Stefanovic had 14 and Trevion Williams had 12.

11:01 — Down to 1:24 to go and Purdue still leads 81-68. Iowa wasn't very good offensively after getting it to four points.

A Big Ten oddity tonight: Looks like the ROAD TEAMS are going to go 3-0. Wisconsin, Ohio State and Purdue keeping the pressure on the leaders.

10:49 — There's just 3:31 to go and the final media timeout is here. Purdue leads 79-66 after another Isaiah Thompson basket. He's got 18 points now, tops on the Boilers. 

10:47 — Isaiah Thompson is coming up big down the stretch for Purdue. He got stuck in the lane with the shot clock running down but made a little jumper, and then hit a three on the next possession to push the lead back up to 13 points at 77-64.

10:42 p.m. — We've reached the under-8 timeout and Purdue leads 70-62. Out of the TO, Trevion Williams misses both free throws for the Boilers. Kris Murray makes two on the other end. Purdue is just 6-for-16 from the free throw line.

10:25 p.m. — And now the lead is just four and Iowa's Kris Murray hits a three to make it 57-53. Jaden Ivey answers with a three of his own at the other end, though. We've hit the second media timeout and it's 60-53 Purdue. 

10:20 p.m. — And now the lead is just seven. 

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10:14 p.m. — Iowa's pressure is starting the get to the Boilermakers, and suddenly it's just a 10-point game. We're at the first media timeout and Purdue leads 53-43 with 15:54 to go. 

STATS: About the only real gripe for Purdue at halftime is free throw shooting. Mason Gillis, who came into the game having made 20-of-21 freebies, missed both attempts. Jaden Ivey was just 1-for-5, which was unexpected because he's a 74.7 percent shooter this season. 

HALFTIME: We've reached the turn, and Purdue leads 48-33. Solid defensive performance for sure, and the Purdue offense was very efficient, shooting 64.3 from the floor and committing only five turnovers, which is very good against that Iowa pressure.

9:35 p.m. — We're at the under-4 media timeout and Purdue leads 36-24. Boilers are shooting 13-for-21 from the field, good for 59.1 percent. Iowa shooting just 32 percent, and just 2-for-12 from three, 16.7 percent.

9:24 p.m. — Jaden Ivey hits a step-back three and suddenly Purdue is up 30-15. The Boilermakers are 6-for-10 from three-point range already. He slips on his next drive to the basket though, and lands hard on his hip. Be interesting to see how me plays through this. He missed Sunday's game with a hip flexor injury.

9:22 p.m. — Jaden Ivey gets on the board for the Boilers, scoring off a nice dish from Trevion Williams. Hockey assist to Sasha Stefanovic. Isaiah Thompson follows with a three, and it's 24-11 Purdue.

9:15 p.m . — Purdue is doing a nice job of breaking Iowa's pressure and then finding open shooters. Sasha Stefanovic knocks down two more three-pointers and Purdue leads 19-9. Defense has been very good so far too for the Boilers.

9:10 p.m. — We're at the first media timeout and Purdue leads 9-7. Trevion Williams subbed for Zach Edey just before the break, and scored on a baby hook in the lane. Purdue's Jaden Ivey enters the game after the timeout, replacing Isaiah Thompson.

9:05 p.m. — Two early baskets from Zach Edey and a three-pointer from Sasha Stefanovic has Purdue off to a quick 7-3 lead. A bad sequence on the other end for Mason Gillis, though. He throws a bad pass in the backcourt, and then picks up his second foul and has to go to the bench. Caleb Furst comes in.  

8:50 p.m. — The starting lineups have just been released and Purdue's Jaden Ivey is NOT in the starting lineup. It's Mason Gillis and Zach Edey up front, with Isaiah Thompson, Sasha Stefanovic and Eric Hunter Jr. at the guard spots.

8:30 p.m. — Purdue is looking for sweep in the season series. The Boilers won 77-70 back in December, but Iowa star Keegan Murray didn't play in that game. He was out with an ankle injury.

8:20 p.m. — Purdue star Jaden Ivey was full go in warmups here at Carver-Hawkeye. I posted a story about it earlier. Here it is, with pictures. CLICK HERE

  • MEN OF MACKEY ACCEPTED TO TBT 2022: The Purdue alumni team, Men of Mackey, accepted an automatic bid to the 2022 field of The Basketball Tournament. The 64-team summer event is a winner-take-all, $1 million tournament broadcast live on ESPN. CLICK HERE
  • PURDUE RANKED NUMBER 6: Purdue basketball picked up a win over a ranked Illinois team on the road and cruised against Northwestern at home, but the team's first loss against Indiana in six years was cause for a slight dip in the latest rankings. The Boilermakers are now the No. 6-ranked team in the country. CLICK HERE
  • BOILERS TOP NORTHWESTERN: Senior guard Sasha Stefanovic was 6-10 from the 3-point line and added four free throws to lead Purdue to a 20-point victory over Northwestern on Sunday at Mackey Arena. He was one of four Boilermakers to end the game in double figures. 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