MADISON, Wis. –Purdue’s No. 8 basketball finds itself in a must-see situation Tuesday when it falls to Wisconsin’s No. 10 on the road. The team appears to remain in contention for its 25th Big Ten title with a victory.
But the Badgers can claim at least a share of the regular-season conference championship by eliminating the Boilermakers for the second time this season. Wisconsin picked up a 74-69 win at Mackey Arena on Jan. 3, Purdue’s only home loss this season.
Tipoff coming at 9 p.m. ET.
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11:10 p.m. ET — Johnny Davis lands a deep two-point shot to fall off the glass. It will be a three-point game with less than 30 seconds left.
11:08 p.m. ET — Purdue calls a timeout with 49.3 remaining in the game. Jaden Ivey gets isolation practice against Steven Crowl and puts him down. Wisconsin leads 65-64 going down to the wire.
11:01 p.m. ET, UNDER 4 — Wisconsin leads Purdue 61-56 with 3:31 left.
10:57 p.m. ET — Chucky Hepburn now has four fouls for Wisconsin. Purdue trails 59-55 with 5:03 to go.
10:49 p.m. ET — Zach Edey hits one of his two free throws, giving Purdue a 53-52 lead. But that was short-lived as Johnny Davis breaks Wisconsin’s slump with a tough two-point shot and the free throw after.
10:45 p.m. ET, UNDER 8 — Purdue and Wisconsin tied 52-52, with 7:42 remaining. The Boilermakers are 13-2 as the Badgers have missed nine of their last 10 shots. Zach Edey at the line shooting two after the media timeout.
10:43 p.m. ET — Jaden Ivey hits one of two free throws, making it a two-point game. Purdue is on an 11-2 streak.
10:34 p.m. ET, UNDER 12 — For a while, Wisconsin had an 11-point lead over Purdue. But a 3-pointer from Jaden Ivey and a pair of free throws from Zach Edey make it 50-44 with 11:59 left.
10:32 p.m. ET — Johnny Davis’ three-point play gives Mason Gillis his fourth foul of the game. Wisconsin’s lead was in double digits before Jaden Ivey backed off a wide open 3-pointer and put it through the rim.
10:24 p.m. ET — Matt Painter calls a timeout for Purdue as Wisconsin leads 43-36 with 14:51 remaining. The Badgers have hit two straight runs and Chucky Hepburn leads all scorers with 14 runs. It is 3-4 deep.
10:07 p.m. ET, UNDER 16 — Wisconsin up 37-36 with 15:57 left in the second half. Zach Edey and Mason Gillis each received their third foul.
10:68 p.m. ET — Mason Gillis heads to the bench after committing his third foul. Caleb Furst returns to the game.
10:17 p.m. ET — Huge effort from Zach Edey to follow up a tough shot with an offensive rebound and foul return. He makes the free throw attempt afterwards, making the deficit one point.
10:15 p.m. ET — Mason Gillis nails a 3-pointer for Purdue to give the team their first halftime triple.
10:13 p.m. ET — Goods empty for both teams to start the second half. Tyler Wahl opened the scoring after the break, extending Wisconsin’s lead to seven points.
9:55 p.m. ET, HALFTIME — Purdue loses 33-28 at the break. Sasha Stefanovic and Chucky Hepburn led all scorers with 11 points apiece, but Jaden Ivey was just 2-6 from the field and 0-4 from the free throw line.
Both teams finished the half with five turnovers.
9:52 p.m. ET — Eric Hunter Jr. finishes it 10-0 with a massive 3-pointer from the left corner. Purdue was on a nearly five-minute drought with time out in the first half.
9:49 p.m. ET — Painter Matt takes a timeout as Wisconsin continues a 10-0 run. Purdue trails 33-25 with 1:53 left before halftime.
9:42 p.m. ET, UNDER 4 YEARS — Purdue trails Wisconsin 28-25 with 3:49 left in the first half. The Boilermakers are shooting just 33 percent from the field and approaching a two-minute drought.
9:39 p.m. ET — Kohl Center in a frenzy as Brad Davison commits his second foul trying to take a charge against Jaden Ivey.
Ivey gets the bucket, but doesn’t make the free throw. However, Trevion Williams grabs an offensive rebound to give Purdue another scoring chance.
9:37 p.m. ET — Zach Edey commits his second foul of the first half. He only has three points with a shot taken from the field.
9:32 p.m. ET, UNDER 8 — Wisconsin takes a 21-19 lead with 7:51 left in the first half. Purdue is 1-5 on layups so far, but is keeping a back-and-forth affair with four 3-pointers.
9:30 p.m. ET — Purdue is giving Wisconsin plenty of opportunities to shoot 3-pointers. The Badgers are 3-11 from deep so far.
9:23 p.m. ET, UNDER 12 — Sasha Stefanovic warms up deeply. He has 11 points, including three 3-pointers, and Purdue has a 19-16 lead with 11:12 to go in the first half. Wisconsin is 6-13 from the field.
9:21 p.m. ET — Trevion Williams was fouled after an offensive rebound and a shot attempt. He made the two free throws to tie the game.
9:19 p.m. ET — Hepburn drills another 3-pointer to equalize with less than 14 minutes left in the first half. He already has eight points for the Badgers. His two deep shots fueled an 8-0 run, and Wisconsin now holds a 16-14 lead.
9:17 p.m. ET — Sasha Stefanovic hits a difficult 3-pointer on the move. He has eight points in the first four minutes of play for Purdue. But Wisconsin freshman Chucky Hepburn responds with a triple.
9:12 p.m. ET, UNDER 16 — Purdue leads Wisconsin 11-6 with 15:59 left in the first half. The Boilermakers hit two 3-pointers in the opening minutes of the game. Sasha Stefanovic leads the team with five points.
9:11 p.m. ET — Jaden Ivey, facing Johnny Davis, takes a 3-point drop and pierces it for his first field goal of the evening. Purdue is 2-3 from deep to start the game.
9:08 p.m. ET — After hitting a single 3-pointer in their loss to Michigan State, Stefanovic hits a deep shot in the first two minutes of play. He has all five points so far for Purdue.
9:07 p.m. ET — Sasha Stefanovic finds the first bucket of the game, enters the paint and gets a lay-up to drop the glass. But Wisconsin responds right away as Tyler Wahl rips off an offensive rebound for a score.
9:05 p.m. ET — Purdue wins the tip and Eric Hunter Jr. can’t knock down a disputed layup. Wisconsin with the ball coming the other way.
Pregame — Purdue’s starting five remains unchanged for its road game with Wisconsin.
- Second-year forward Mason Gillis
- Zach Edey sophomore center
- Second-year guard Jaden Ivey
- Lead goaltender Eric Hunter Jr.
- Senior guard Sasha Stefanovic
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