RTC Live: Purdue @ NorthwesternPosted by rtmsf on January 16th, 2010
Northwestern and Purdue meet up in this key Big Ten battle with the Wildcats and Boilermakers looking for answers after key Big Ten losses. Northwestern played a tight game against a Jon Leuer-less Wisconsin squad on Wednesday, but ultimately gave up too many rebounds and open threes. After being led by a hot-shooting Robbie Hummel for a half Purdue lost its second straight Big Ten game at home against Ohio State on Tuesday. Hummel missed part of the second half with a dislocated finger, but he should be ready to go this evening in Welsh-Ryan Arena. Northwestern’s NCAA hopes hang on this current stretch of games and if the Wildcats lose this one they’ll have to upset the Buckeyes on the road. Last season both of these games were extremely close as each team won on the opposition’s home court. This is the only meeting between the two this season, so expect it to be an intense Big Ten match-up. The game is on Big Ten Network, but the instant analysis is here on Rush The Court.