Purdue basketball is seeking its first Big Ten tournament championship since 2009 when it plays Penn State in the championship game. This is the Nittany Lions’ first appearance in the title game.
The Boilermakers defeated upstart Ohio State 80-66 in the semifinals behind Zach Edey (32 points, 14 rebounds), Brandon Newman and Braden Smith. Purdue is a possible No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament.
The Nittany Lions entered the conference tournament on the March Madness bubble, but they won three games and defeated Indiana in the semifinals. Jalen Pickett, Seth Lundy, and Andrew Funk are Penn State’s primary weapons.
Purdue defeated Penn State twice in the regular season, 76–63 in Philadelphia on January 8 (Edey had 30 points and 13 rebounds), and 80–60 in West Lafayette on February 1 (Mason Gillis scored 29 points).
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Time: 3:30 p.m. ET Sunday, March 12, 2023 at United Center in Chicago
Radio: 96.5 FM in Lafayette, 1260 AM in Indianapolis
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