Purdue faces No. 7 Michigan State at Mackey Arena.
The Spartans topped the Boilermakers 83-58 on Jan. 21 in East Lansing, Mich.
Michigan State has won four games in a row. Draymond Green leads the Spartans in scoring (15.2) and rebounding (10.5).
Michigan State (21-5, 10-3 Big Ten) leads the Big Ten in rebounding margin (plus-10). Purdue is 11th in the conference (minus-8).
Purdue (17-9, 7-6) looks for its third straight victory. The Boilermakers will have to overcome off-the-court issues that led to the dismissal of Kelsey Barlow and a suspension for D.J. Byrd. Byrd will miss today’s game.
Blackhawk Christian graduate Russell Byrd has appeared in 18 games for the Spartans. He is averaging 1.5 points and 0.8 rebounds in 6.4 minutes.