Purdue's Game At Illinois On Big Ten Network

PURDUESPORTSDOTCOM The Boilermakers' final regular-season game on March 2 at Illinois will be broadcast live on the Big Ten Network at 4 p.m. ET.
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The Boilermakers' final regular-season game on March 2 at Illinois will be broadcast live on the Big Ten Network at 4 p.m. ET.
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Feb. 20, 2008

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    The Big Ten Conference and the Big Ten Network announced today that the Purdue at Illinois women's basketball game on March 2 has been selected as the network's wildcard matchup. The game will air live at 4 p.m. ET with Mark Neely and Mary Murphy on the call.

    Purdue is currently third in the Big Ten standings with a 10-5 record in Big Ten games and a 14-12 mark overall. Illinois is eighth in the conference at 6-8 and 14-11 overall. The Boilermakers won the teams' first matchup in a 71-59 decision on Jan. 27 in Mackey Arena. The Fighting Illini have played in more close games than any other team in the conference. Nine of Illinois' games have been decided by five points or fewer, eight of which have come in Big Ten action.

    Big Ten women's basketball is enjoying unprecedented television coverage in the 2007-08 campaign with 55 regular-season games scheduled to be nationally broadcast by the Big Ten Network. Big Ten women's basketball teams are making more than twice as many national television appearances than any other conference in the country, while the Big Ten Network is nationally airing more regular-season women's basketball games than any other network.

    The Big Ten Network will also broadcast nine games at the 2008 Big Ten Women's Basketball Tournament presented by Xbox 360 Live, which will be held March 6-9 at Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. In addition, the network's studio cast will be on hand to provide in-depth coverage and analysis for the duration of the event.

    Purdue has two games to play before facing Illinois. The Boilermakers will try to keep alive an 18-game win streak against the Wolverines when they play at Michigan on Thursday at 7 p.m. ET. On Feb. 24, Purdue plays host to Michigan State at 1 p.m. ET in Mackey Arena. The Boilermakers will be looking to avenge this season's 56-54 loss in East Lansing. The matchup will be the final home game of the regular season and Purdue seniors Brittany Dildine and Kalika France will be honored. It is also Alumnae weekend with a special 1 p.m. tipoff because the game wil be broadcast live on ESPN2.