Tennessee vs. Kentucky

Who’s Playing

Nebraska @ Purdue

Current Records: Nebraska 6-11; Purdue 13-2

What to Know

The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 2-6 against the #7 Purdue Boilermakers since January of 2016, but they’ll have a chance to close the gap a little bit Friday. Nebraska and the Boilermakers will face off in a Big Ten battle at 6:30 p.m. ET at Mackey Arena. Purdue will be strutting in after a win while the Cornhuskers will be stumbling in from a defeat.

Nebraska came up short against the Illinois Fighting Illini on Tuesday, falling 81-71. The top scorer for Nebraska was guard Bryce McGowens (19 points).

Meanwhile, Purdue was able to grind out a solid victory over the Penn State Nittany Lions on Saturday, winning 74-67. It was another big night for the Boilermakers’ forward Trevion Williams, who had 21 points in addition to nine boards.

The Cornhuskers have to know they’ll be fighting an uphill battle given the 20 point spread they are up against. Those playing the odds have seen things go back and forth with Nebraska, who are 8-9 against the spread.

Nebraska is now 6-11 while Purdue sits at 13-2. Two stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: Nebraska is stumbling into the matchup with the eighth most points allowed per game in college basketball, having given up 78.4 on average. Purdue’s offense has more to brag about, as they they rank fifth in college basketball when it comes to points per game, with 85.1 on average. So the cards are definitely stacked in their favor.


How To Watch

When: Friday at 6:30 p.m. ET

Where: Mackey Arena — West Lafayette, Indiana

TV: Fox Sports 1

Online Live Stream: Click Here To Watch

Ticket Cost: $54.99


The Boilermakers are a big 20-point favorite against the Cornhuskers, according to the latest college basketball odds.

The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 20-point spread, and stayed right there.

Over/Under: -110

Series History

Purdue have won six out of their last eight games against Nebraska.

  • Feb 20, 2021 – Purdue 75 vs. Nebraska 58
  • Dec 15, 2019 – Nebraska 70 vs. Purdue 56
  • Feb 23, 2019 – Purdue 75 vs. Nebraska 72
  • Feb 09, 2019 – Purdue 81 vs. Nebraska 62
  • Jan 06, 2018 – Purdue 74 vs. Nebraska 62
  • Jan 29, 2017 – Nebraska 83 vs. Purdue 80
  • Mar 01, 2016 – Purdue 81 vs. Nebraska 62
  • Jan 30, 2016 – Purdue 89 vs. Nebraska 74

By rajib