Game recap: No. 1 Purdue basketball stops No. 8 Illinois 83-78 in Big Ten action

The Purdue men's basketball team has won six in a row and is the top-ranked team in the country.

After the Boilermakers (13-1 overall, 2-1 Big Ten) beat Maryland 67-53 on the road, Purdue sets its sights on No. 8 Illinois (11-2, 2-0). The Fighting Illini are coming off a 96-66 win over Northwestern, which is the only team to defeat Purdue this season.

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Final: Purdue survives Illinois' comeback

Purdue led by more than 20 at one point, but Illinois didn't back down. The Illini cut it to 3 points with 12 seconds left, but Braden Smith's two free throws sealed the victory.

Purdue 83, Illinois 78

:12 left 2H: Illinois makes it a game

Zach Edey has been in and out of the game with 4 fouls. Purdue held the ball with under 30 seconds, but couldn't make a shot as the play clock ticked down. Illinois came back and made a 3-pointer.

Purdue 81, Illinois 78

1:38 left 2H: Illinois tightens things up

Marcus Domask is hurting Purdue tonight with 26 points. He was Lance Jones' teammate at Southern Illinois. Illinois has outscored Purdue in the second half, 41-34.

Purdue 81, Illinois 73

7:36 left 2H: Illinois makes a little bit of a comeback

So far in the second half, Illinois and Purdue have scored 23 points each. Purdue still holds a healthy lead, however. Four of Purdue's five starters have scored in double digits.

Purdue 70, Illinois 55

11:53 left 2H: Purdue leads No. 8 Illinois by 21

The Boilermakers have outscored the Fighting Illini 19-13 in the second half so far. While Zach Edey picked up his third foul, the rest of Purdue is taking care of business. Trey Kaufman-Renn leads the team with 18 points and Lance Jones has 13 points.

Purdue 66, Illinois 45

16:28 left 2H: Zach Edey reaches milestone

Zach Edey grabbed his 1,000th career rebound. He is the second player in Purdue history to reach that mark. The only other player to accomplish that feat is Joe Barry Carroll.

Purdue 57, Illinois 41

Halftime: Purdue 47, Illinois 32

When Illinois made it close, Purdue didn't slow down. Trey Kaufman-Renn leads all scorers with 12 points. The Boilermakers shot 40% from the floor while Illinois shot 36%. Zach Edey, who stands at 2 fouls, has 2 points and 7 rebounds.

2:51 left 1H: Purdue keeps Illinois at a distance

The Illini were within 3 points but Purdue went on a 6-0 run. Braden Smith leads all scorers with 10 points.

Purdue 37, Illinois 26

7:41 left 1H: Here comes Illinois

Purdue's lead is down to 7. Zach Edey has 2 fouls and is currently on the bench.

Purdue 24, Illinois 17

12:10 left 1H: Mason Gillis takes a hard fall

Purdue's Mason Gillis took a hard fall trying to get an offensive rebound. Gillis was on the floor for a moment but got right back up.

Purdue 20, Illinois 4

14:58 left 1H: Purdue starts game vs. Illinois on fire

Purdue started on a 5-0 run and is in full control to start this one. Braden Smith already has 7 points.

Purdue 14, Illinois 4

Purdue basketball start time vs. Illinois

8:30 p.m. ET on Friday, Jan. 5, 2024, at Mackey Arena in West Lafayette, Indiana.

What channel is Purdue basketball on?


Radio: Purdue Sports Network (96.5 FM in Lafayette, 1260 AM in Indianapolis), with Rob Blackman (play-by-play) and Bobby Riddell (analysis)

Streaming: SiriusXM Channels 196 and 958, Varsity NetworkFuboSling

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Purdue basketball schedule

Day, date

location, opponent

time, TV/result

Oct. 28, Saturday

at Arkansas (exhibition)

L, 81-77, OT

Nov. 1, Wednesday

vs. Grace (exhibition)

W, 98-51

Nov. 6, Monday

vs. Samford

W, 98-46

Nov. 10, Friday

vs. Morehead State

W, 87-57

Nov. 13, Monday

vs. Xavier

W, 83-71

Nov. 20, Monday

vs. Gonzaga in Hawaii

W, 73-63

Nov. 21, Tuesday

vs. Tennessee in Hawaii

W, 71-67

Nov. 22, Wednesday

vs. Marquette in Hawaii

W, 78-75

Nov. 28, Tuesday

vs. Texas Southern

W, 99-67

Dec. 1, Friday

at Northwestern

L, 92-88, OT

Dec. 4, Monday

vs. Iowa

W, 87-68

Dec. 9, Saturday

vs. Alabama in Toronto

W, 92-86

Dec. 16, Saturday

vs. Arizona in Indianapolis

W, 92-84

Dec. 21, Thursday

vs. Jacksonville

W, 100-57

Dec. 29, Friday

vs. Eastern Kentucky

W, 80-53

Jan. 2, Tuesday

at Maryland

W, 67-53

Jan. 5, Friday

vs. Illinois

8:30 p.m., FS1

Jan. 9, Tuesday

at Nebraska

9 p.m., Peacock

Jan. 13, Saturday

vs. Penn State

2:15 p.m., BTN

Jan. 16, Tuesday

at Indiana

7 p.m., Peacock

Jan. 20, Saturday

at Iowa

2 p.m., FS1

Jan. 23, Tuesday

vs. Michigan

9 p.m., Peacock

Jan. 28, Sunday

at Rutgers

1 p.m., Fox

Jan. 31, Wednesday

vs. Northwestern

6:30 p.m., BTN

Feb. 4, Sunday

at Wisconsin

1 p.m., CBS

Feb. 10, Saturday

vs. Indiana

8 p.m., Fox

Feb. 15, Thursday

vs. Minnesota

8:30 p.m., BTN

Feb. 18, Sunday

at Ohio State

1 p.m., CBS

Feb. 22, Thursday

vs. Rutgers

7 p.m., FS1

Feb. 25, Sunday

at Michigan

2 p.m., CBS

March 2, Saturday

vs. Michigan State

8 p.m., Fox

March 5, Tuesday

at Illinois

7 p.m., Peacock

March 10, Sunday,

vs. Wisconsin,

12:30 p.m., Fox

March 13-17

Big Ten tournament in Minneapolis

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