LIVE BLOG: Follow Friday’s Purdue, Nebraska game in real time; News and analysis

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. –After its road game against Michigan was canceled, the No. 7-ranked Purdue basketball team hosts Nebraska on Friday at Mackey Arena. The Boilermakers 13-2 play in front of another sold-out crowd, seeking their second straight win as the Cornhuskers enter the game 6-11.

Purdue has started 2-2 or better in Big Ten play in 15 of 17 years under coach Matt Painter. The team also joins Loyola Chicago as one of the only teams without a double-digit loss since Feb. 1 of last year.

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This is how our live blog works. We’ll keep you up to date with everything happening in the game in real time, keeping you up to date with rotations, scores and trends. Highlights will be included as they become available.

Purdue, with extended preparation, will have a chance to focus on their weaknesses against a lower-ranked Nebraska team. Let’s start:

PRE-MATCH — The starting five for Purdue is unchanged from its last game:

  • Second-year forward Mason Gillis
  • Zach Edey sophomore center
  • Junior Guard Isaiah Thompson
  • Second-year guard Jaden Ivey
  • Senior guard Sasha Stefanovic
  • MATT PAINTER, PLAYERS PREVIEW OF THE GAME AGAINST NEBRASKA: Purdue Basketball’s road game with Michigan has been postponed due to health and safety concerns within the Wolverines program. As a result, the team had more time to prepare for a home game with Nebraska at Mackey Arena on Friday. CLICK HERE
  • NEBRASKA FOULS AGAINST ILLINOIS: Nebraska lost a home game to No. 25 Illinois on Tuesday night 81-71. The Cornhuskers were led by freshman goaltender Bryce McGowens, who scored 19 points. The team will face No. 7 Purdue at Mackey Arena on Friday. CLICK HERE
  • PURDUE PREPARES FOR NEBRASKA: Purdue basketball followed its home loss to Wisconsin with a 74-67 victory over Penn State on the road, but fell to 7th in the AP Top 25 poll. The team will be back in action against Nebraska Friday at Mackey Arena after its road game with Michigan was postponed. CLICK HERE
  • THE BOILERS DROPS TO NO. seven: Purdue fell to 7th in the Associated Press Top 25 poll after a home loss to Wisconsin. The team followed that up with a road win over Penn State, its first true road win of the season. The Boilermakers were among five Big Ten programs ranked this week. CLICK HERE
  • PURDUE, MICHIGAN GAME POSTPONED: Purdue Basketball’s road game with Michigan has been postponed due to ongoing COVID-19 issues within the Wolverines program. The Boilermakers’ next game is Friday against Nebraska at Mackey Arena. CLICK HERE

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