The Purdue Boilermakers have a compelling reason to remain undefeated in their Big Ten opener against the Iowa Hawkeyes.
A win would almost certainly vault Purdue (7-0) to No. 1 in national college basketball rankings. The No. 2 Boilers throttled Florida State in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge on Tuesday, while Ohio State rallied late to beat top-ranked Duke.
Purdue players averaging in double figures: Zach Edey (16.9, with 7.1 rebounds), Jaden Ivey (15.4, with 43.3% 3-point shooting), Sasha Stefanovic (12.9, 3 3-pointers per game), Trevion Williams (12.3, 7.4 rebounds).
Iowa (7-0) is one of two other undefeated Big Ten teams heading into this matchup (Minnesota is the third), following an ACC/Big Ten Challenge win over Virginia. Keegan Murray leads the Hawkeyes in scoring (24.6) and rebounding (8.9). Jordan Bohannan adds 11.4 points and 3 3-pointers per game (44.7% accuracy).
The teams met once in the 2020-21 season, with host Iowa winning 70-55.
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When does Purdue basketball play Iowa?
9 p.m. ET Friday, Dec. 3, 2021, at Mackey Arena in West Lafayette, Indiana.
How can I watch Purdue vs. Iowa?
The game will be shown on BTN, and it's also available on the Fox Sports app.
How can I listen to Purdue basketball vs. Iowa?
The game can be heard on the Purdue Sports Network (96.5 FM in Lafayette, 1260 AM in Indianapolis) and online here.
Is Purdue favored vs. Iowa?
The Boilermakers are 12.5-point favorites, according to Tipico Sportsbook. The over/under is 160.5 points.
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