Purdue, which was held to 37 points and a historically bad shooting percentage when it played at Illinois earlier this month, will be looking for Mackey Arena magic when it hosts the No. 21 Illini on Tuesday in the Big Ten rematch at West Lafayette, Ind.
The Boilermakers have won six consecutive home games against ranked teams, including a dominating 71-42 decision against then-No. 8 Michigan State on Jan. 12. Overall, Purdue has won 15 straight Big Ten home games, dating to February 2018.
In the first meeting against the Illini on Jan. 5, Purdue shot 15 of 60 from the field, including 3 of 17 from 3-point range, and was outrebounded 46-34. The 25 percent overall shooting was the worst mark in the history of Boilermakers basketball.