Big Ten announces tip times, television assignments
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – The Big Ten Conference has announced the tip times and television assignments for the 2019-20 Purdue men’s basketball season.
Purdue will appear on the Big Ten Network 13 times, the ESPN family of networks seven times, FS1 six times, CBS Sports Network twice, CBS once and FOX once. Not including the exhibition game against Southern Indiana, Purdue will appear on BTN+ once.
The highlights include a home game on CBS against Michigan State on Jan. 12, a FOX game at Ohio State on Feb. 15, and FS1 games against Texas, Marquette, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin and Indiana. The Boilermakers will be on the ESPN family against Virginia, Ohio, Maryland, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin and Michigan.
The full schedule with times and TV designations can be found on PurdueSports.com.
Purdue has sold out of its season-ticket allotment and fans still will have the option to purchase mini-plan tickets that will feature games against Indiana, Michigan State and defending national champion Virginia, but season tickets and mini-plans likely will be the only way to purchase tickets for these marquee games. Mini-plan packages will be announced in the next few weeks.
Purdue posted a 15-0 record at Mackey Arena a year ago, and this year's home slate features Virginia, Michigan State, Michigan, Wisconsin, Indiana and Texas. The Boilermakers' 17-game homecourt winning streak is the sixth-longest streak in America, and Purdue is a nation's-best 63-4 at Mackey Arena over the last four years.
Purdue lost three starters but returns several key contributors from last year's NCAA Tournament Elite Eight squad. Nojel Eastern and Matt Haarms are returning starters as juniors, and regulars Evan Boudreaux, Aaron Wheeler, Eric Hunter Jr., Trevion Williams and Sasha Stefanovic all return after strong seasons. Head coach Matt Painter also welcomes a highly regarded freshman class and high-scoring grad transfer Jahaad Proctor.