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February 1, 2011MADISON - Though national signing day hoopla is dominating the news cycle lately, the Wisconsin men's basketball team has a marquee matchup inside the Kohl Center tonight as it welcomes in No. 10 Purdue.
Before today's tip-off, BadgerBlitz.com analyzes the potential matchups between the Badgers and Boilermakers to provide a closer look at UW's key Big Ten matchup
-Considering Ohio State is cruising with a 9-0 conference record, any more losses would essentially eliminate UW's hopes of clinching at least a share of the Big Ten title. Really, the three losses the Badgers already have might be too much to overcome already. Purdue, however, has two losses so a win would move Wisconsin into second place in the league standings.
-Wisconsin is currently riding a 14-game home winning streak dating back to last season. UW is 11-0 at home this season, winning by an average of 21.1 points per game.
-Keaton Nankivil has topped the 20-point mark twice in his career. Both of those games came against Purdue.
Tuesday, Feb. 1, at 6:00 p.m. CT
Kohl Center (17,190)
ESPN (Dave O'Brien, Dan Dakich and Jill Montgomery)
Wisconsin Radio Network (Matt Lepay and Mike Lucas)
Purdue wins 103-63
Purdue won, 60-57, in West Lafayette, on Jan. 28, 2010
Wisconsin: USA Today: 18, Assoc. Press: 19
Penn State: USA Today: 10, Assoc. Press: 11