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Illinois Fighting Illini (17-5, 10-2 Big Ten) at Purdue Boilermakers (20-3, 9-3 Big Ten)

West Lafayette, Indiana; Tuesday, 9 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: No. 18 Illinois visits the No. 4 Purdue Boilermakers after Trent Frazier scored 23 points in Illinois’ 74-57 victory over the Indiana Hoosiers.

The Boilermakers are 12-1 on their home court. Purdue ranks third in the Big Ten with 10.3 offensive rebounds per game led by Zach Edey averaging 2.9.

The Fighting Illini are 10-2 in conference matchups. Illinois is 2-1 in one-possession games.

The teams meet for the 26th time in conference play this season. The Boilermakers won 96-88 in the last matchup on Jan. 17. Sasha Stefanovic led the Boilermakers with 22 points, and Alfonso Plummer led the Fighting Illini with 24 points.

TOP PERFORMERS: Jaden Ivey is scoring 16.5 points per game with 5.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists for the Boilermakers. Edey is averaging 9.3 points over the past 10 games for Purdue.

Kofi Cockburn is averaging 18.6 points and 9.7…

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