Purdue and Wisconsin are set to be the big game of Thursday night in the world of Big Ten basketball, and surely they will not disappoint.
Wisconsin comes into Mackey Arena with a record of 12-5, including a 1-3 record in conference play. After its early conference play win against Nebraska, the Badgers went on a three-game slid including an ugly loss to Iowa at home and an overtime loss against Michigan State.
Purdue is 13-4 and 3-1 in conference play. The Boilermakers got put back to reality against Penn State after losing to the Nittany Lions big on the road but Purdue responded with a victory against Minnesota.
This game is important to both teams, as Purdue is looking to stay in conference contention, and the Badgers are trying not to be knocked out of it with four straight conference losses.
Here are the keys for Purdue to defeat Wisconsin.