#853 Rutgers +15 over Purdue 8:00 PM CT
A bye in the conference tournaments isn’t always an ideal situation, especially for highly ranked teams headed for upper tiers seeds in the NCAA Tournament regardless of the conference tournament results. Facing teams coming off Thursday wins Michigan State and Nebraska both looked flat in Big Ten tournament action and the advantage of rest might be negated by a lack of familiarity with the venue with this year’s tournament in Madison Square Garden for the first time.
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Rutgers won just three Big Ten games on the season but has two Big Ten wins the last two days and this is a tournament the team has been waiting for playing close to home in front of the New York crowd. Rutgers should have good support tonight as a heavy underdog and this is a team that gave Purdue fits in a 78-76 escape for the Boilermakers a month ago.
Purdue has little at stake this week, they can’t become a #1 seed even by winning this tournament as they are very much set in their March position. The Boilermakers have just one double-digit win in the last 10 Big Ten games as they struggled down the stretch compared with a dominant run in late January. Rutgers has been very good at creating turnovers and rebounding and this double-digit spread will likely be magnified with a slow pace of play that could be even more deliberate with Rutgers playing a third game in as many nights.
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