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The Journal Gazette

Saturday, January 13, 2018 1:00 am

No. 5 Purdue at Minnesota

When: Noon today

Where: Williams Arena, Minneapolis

Records: Purdue (16-2, 5-0 Big Ten), Minnesota (13-5, 2-3)


Radio: 1380 AM

Outlook: Purdue leads the all-time series 92-78. ...

The Boilermakers are coming off their 12th consecutive win, a 70-69 victory over Michigan on Tuesday in Ann Arbor. It was the first win at Crisler Center since Feb. 25, 2012. ... Purdue is looking to match its best 19-game start since 1987-88 and go 6-0 in the Big Ten for the fourth time ever. ... Purdue is 4-5 at Williams Arena under coach Matt Painter and won 68-64 on Jan. 27, 2016, its last trip to Minneapolis. ... The Boilermakers are 5-2 away from Mackey Arena this season with victories over Marquette, Arizona, Maryland, Butler and Michigan, all teams that made the 2017 NCAA Tournament. ...

The Golden Gophers are coming off an 83-60 loss at Northwestern on Wednesday, their second consecutive loss – the other being last Saturday at home to Indiana – without suspended center Reggie Lynch and injured starting guard Amir Coffey. Dupree McBrayer was the only Gopher in double-figure scoring with 14 points. ... Minnesota is looking for its first win over at top-five team since beating top-ranked Indiana on Feb. 27, 2013. ... The Gophers' Jordan Murphy eclipsed the 1,000-point mark.

Next up: The Boilermakers host Wisconsin at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

– Aubree Reichel, The Journal Gazette