LIVE BLOG: Follow Saturday’s game between Purdue, Michigan in real time; News and Analysis

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. –The No. 4-ranked Purdue basketball team returned home for a tip Saturday afternoon against Michigan at Mackey Arena. This is the first match between the two teams in the space of six days.

The Boilermakers and Wolverines were originally scheduled to meet for the first time this season on Jan. 11, but the game was postponed due to health and safety issues within Michigan’s schedule. This match has since been moved to Thursday, February 10.

Now Purdue is looking to extend its winning streak to five games in front of a sold-out crowd at West Lafayette. Tipoff is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. ET.

  • HOW TO WATCH: If you are interested in how to watch from home, all you have to do is CLICK HERE for TV news, point spreads and in-game nuggets.

Purdue has lost its last five meetings with Michigan, dating back to March 2018. The Wolverines have won the last two games at Mackey Arena. However, a win on Saturday would give the Boilermakers their 1,000th regular-season Big Ten win in program history, and it would be the first conference team to do so.

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.

Let’s get started, the most recent plays will be on top.

4:40 p.m. ET, FINAL — Purdue defeats Michigan at home, 82-76. The team improved to 20-3 on the year and 9-3 in the Big Ten. The Illinois conference leader arrives in town on Tuesday.

4:35 p.m. ET — Trevion Williams makes two free throws. The Boilermakers are 15-17 in the afternoon. Purdue leads Michigan 80-72 with 49.4 left in the game.

4:32 p.m. ET — After a review, Trevion Williams pushed Hunter Dickinson to fumble the basketball out of bounds. Purdue takes the ball on the next possession and Jaden Ivey fights his way through a double team and is fouled. He made his two free throws to give the Boilers six points with just over a minute left.

4:28 p.m. ET — Hunter Dickinson called his third foul. Trevion Williams misses his first free throw, but Mason Gillis comes away with a rebound to give Purdue another chance.

4:27 p.m. ET — Mason Gillis appeared to take his third load of the afternoon, but instead called it a block. Mackey Arena disagreed, and fans made sure to make it clear to the referees.

4:20 p.m. ET, UNDER 4 YEARS — Purdue leads 72-65 with 3:57 left in the game. Jaden Ivey will be at the foul line after the media timeout. He has 16 in the afternoon.

4:68 p.m. ET — Michigan calls a timeout as Purdue ends a 7-0 run. The Boilermakers did a poor job looking after the basketball, racking up three turnovers in the final three minutes.

4:14 p.m. ET — After finishing the first half with zero fouls, Purdue are down to seven in the second half. Referees are calling the Boilermakers a lot more lately, and Zach Edey has been charged with three.

4:08 p.m. ET, UNDER 8 — Scoring slowed for Purdue, but the team still leads 68-59 with 7:43 left in the game. The Boilermakers are 9-10 from the free throw line, including 6-6 in the second half. Shots from the foul line will be a huge factor in the outcome of the game.

4:05 p.m. ET — Michigan called its seventh foul of the half and 11th overall. Purdue will be in the bonus for the rest of the game.

4:03 p.m. ET — Zach Edey and Sasha Stefanovic enter the game for Purdue. Both teams come and go on the offensive side of the field, but Michigan tries to pressure the Boilermakers with a full field press.

3:54 p.m. ET, UNDER 12 — Purdue leads Michigan 59-49 with 11:43 left in the game. The Boilermakers have hit eight of their last nine shots. Trevion Williams hit a team-high 15 points this afternoon. Jaden Ivey has 14 and Zach Edey has 13.

3:52 p.m. ET — The lead climbed back into double digits as Jaden Ivey finds Trevion Williams for a dunk. Ivey has

3:46 p.m. ET — Michigan calls a timeout as Purdue is in the middle of an 8-0 run. Hunter Dickinson tried to slow Jaden Ivey at the 3-point line, but he just blew right past him for an easy two-handed dunk into the paint.

Eric Hunter Jr. came away with a rebound at the other end, pushed the ball downfield and found Trevion Williams for a layup before Dickinson was in position to defend. Purdue leads 53-44 with 14:27 to play.

3:41 p.m. ET, UNDER 16 — Purdue has a 49-45 lead over Michigan with 15:44 left in the game. Hunter Dickinson leads the charge for the Wolverines with 20 points. But Jaden Ivey is now in double figures with 12 points.

The Boilers have had their last four shots and Jaden Ivey has the team’s last six points.

3:38 p.m. ET — The lead is down to one for Purdue, and Zach Edey is struggling to advance anything inside the paint. Michigan had a chance to take their first lead of the game, but Mason Gillis took matters into his own hands.

3:36 p.m. ET — Hunter Dickinson opens the scoring in the second half with a jumper, but Eric Hunter Jr. scores his first points of the game to answer for Purdue.

3:07 p.m. ET, HALF-TIME — Purdue heads to the locker room with a 39-33 lead over Michigan at the break. Zach Edey led the Boilermakers with 11 points and Trevion Williams had nine.

Hunter Dickinson led all scorers in the first period with 14 points, including a pair of 3-pointers. Purdue missed its last seven shots from beyond the arc to end the half.

3:13 p.m. ET, UNDER 4 YEARS — Purdue leads Michigan 37-33 with 1:49 left in the first half. Trevion Williams has nine points on an effective 4-5 shot. He hit hard shots while paired with the 7-foot-1 Hunter Dickinson.

3:10 p.m. ET — Zach Edey makes one of his two free throws after the media timeout before Trevion Williams returns to the game. Edey is 3-4 from the foul line so far.

3:06 p.m. ET, UNDER 8 — Hunter Dickinson had three straight points for Michigan to bring the game within a point. Purdue leads 32-31 with 4:10 left in the first half. Dickinson with a record 12 points so far. The Boilermakers have managed only one of their last seven shots.

Zach Edey, in 11 minutes on the floor, has 10 points to lead Purdue in the first half.

3:01 p.m. ET — Jaden Ivey with back-to-back dunks for Purdue, pushing back the lead to 10. Mackey Arena in an uproar. The sophomore star has six points for the Boilermakers.

3:00 p.m. ET — Zach Edey has plenty of opportunities inside, especially with Hunter Dickinson on the bench for his first break of the first half. Edey has eight points on a 3-7 shot.

2:59 p.m. ET — Eli Brooks scores the first 3-pointer of the game for Michigan. Wolverines are 1-5 deep.

2:54 p.m. ET, UNDER 12 — Michigan made its final four shots, trying to take an early lead from Purdue. The Boilermakers have a 22-14 lead with 10:19 left in the first half, with six different players scoring so far.

2:50 p.m. ET — Michigan calls a timeout after Mason Gillis made his second 3-pointer of the game. The Boilermakers lead 20-8 with 12:32 left in the first half. Purdue is 4-7 from deep to start the game.

2:50 p.m. ET — Hunter Dickinson gives space to Trevion Williams at the top of the key, and the senior center drains a 3-pointer to give Purdue its first double-digit lead of the afternoon.

2:48 p.m. ET — Michigan forces Purdue into a late shot clock, but Jaden Ivey finds Mason Gillis for a 3-pointer. No score for the Wolverines at the other end, and Isaiah Thompson gets a nice bucket inside lane.

2:47 p.m. ET — Trevion Williams and Isaiah Thompson check in for Purdue after media timeout.

2:44 p.m. ET, UNDER 16 — Purdue leads Michigan 7-4 with 15:39 left in the first half. The Wolverines are only 2-6 from the field, but the Boilermakers are 2-9.

2:43 p.m. ET — Hunter Dickinson called for his first foul of the game, against Zach Edey. The sophomore center went to the line and made his two foul shots.

2:41 p.m. ET — Purdue 1-6 to start the game against Michigan, and Hunter Dickinson gets the first basket for the Wolverines inside the paint. Jaden Ivey attempts a deep 3 to find his first points of the afternoon but fails.

A rebound from Eric Hunter Jr. allows him to get the ball in to Zach Edey for a dunk.

2:39 p.m. ET — Jaden Ivey runs through the defense, obstructs the lane and kicks Sasha Stefanovic. The senior opens the scoring with a 3-point basket.

2:37 p.m. ET — Purdue wins the tip, but is unable to come away with points on their first offensive possession. Michigan opens in a defensive zone.

PRE-MATCH — Purdue is riding with the same starting five against Michigan as its road win over Minnesota. The Boilermakers senior class have never defeated the Wolverines.

  • Second-year forward Mason Gillis
  • Zach Edey sophomore center
  • Second-year guard Jaden Ivey
  • Lead goaltender Eric Hunter Jr.
  • Senior guard Sasha Stefanovic
  • EDEY NAMED TO KAREEM ABDUL-JABBAR’S TOP 10 GUARDS LIST: Purdue sophomore center Zach Edey has been named one of 10 finalists for the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Award, given annually to the top center in the nation. He’s averaging 15 points, 7.5 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game for the Boilermakers this season. CLICK HERE
  • OFFENSIVE EFFICIENCY PURSUES PURDUE BEYOND MINNESOTA: Jaden Ivey scored 21 points and 10 rebounds to lead Purdue to a win over Minnesota on the road. Eric Hunter Jr. recorded a career-high 20 points while Sasha Stefanovic became the ninth player in program history to reach 200 career 3-pointers. CLICK HERE
  • SACHA LIVE! WITH ZACH EDEY MOVED TO MONDAY: Because or weather concerns, this week’s Sasha Live! The podcast featuring Purdue guard Sasha Stefanovic and special guest Zach Edey scheduled for Thursday night at Mad Mushroom Pizza has been postponed. It is postponed to Monday evening. CLICK HERE

Become a member of the Boilermakers Country community!

About Jimmie P. Ricks

Check Also

Review: “The Menu” – Blog – The Cinematographic Experience

Dining with Chef Slowick (Ralph Fiennes) is a dangerous experience in “The Menu.”By Christopher James …