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No. 8 Purdue looks to avoid upset to Rutgers in Big Ten quarterfinal matchup

The Purdue men's basketball team is set to open Big Ten Tournament play on Friday. The 3rd-seeded Boilermakers will face off against 14th-seeded Rutgers in quarterfinal play at Madison Square Garden.

Posted: Mar. 2, 2018 8:13 PM
Updated: Mar. 2, 2018 9:14 PM

NEW YORK — The Purdue men's basketball team is set to open Big Ten Tournament play on Friday.

The 3rd-seeded Boilermakers will face off against 14th-seeded Rutgers in quarterfinal play at Madison Square Garden.

No. 8 Purdue defeated the Scarlett Knights twice during the regular season. While the Boilermakers won the first meeting 82-51 at Mackey Arena, the second contest was decided by two points, 78-76.

Purdue is looking to capture its second Big Ten Tournament championship in school history — the first coming in 2009.

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