Brent Yarina, BTN.com Senior Editor, January 22, 2016
Sunday isn't all about the NFC and AFC conference championship games. There's also a top 25 Big Ten matchup to start your inevitable day in front of the TV, as No. 9 Iowa hosts No. 22 Purdue at 1 p.m. ET on BTN (watch on BTN2Go).
In this post, we look back at the last five Iowa-Purdue games, including their most recent meeting on Jan. 2, 2016.
In that game, the Hawkeyes allowed only eight second-half baskets, forced 10 turnovers and rallied from a 17-point halftime deficit to rally for a 70-63 upset. That capped an impressive double by sweeping two Top 15 teams that week as Iowa topped Michigan State earlier.
Let's get to the five meetings and the videos:
JAN. 27, 2013: PURDUE 65, IOWA 62 OT
Leading scorer: Mike Gesell, 18
Top stat line: Terone Johnson, 17 points & 12 rebounds
Top stat: The two teams combined to shoot 33 percent (41-125)
FEB. 27, 2013: IOWA 58, PURDUE 48
Leading scorer: Devyn Marble & Aaron White, 18
Top stat line: Aaron White, 18 points, nine rebounds, one steal, one block
Top stat: A total of four starters, including a trio of Boilermakers, failed to enter the scoring column.
MARCH 2, 2014: IOWA 83, PURDUE 76
Leading scorer: Devyn Marble, 21 points
Top stat line: A.J. Hammons, 16 points, 14 rebounds, four blocks, zero turnovers
Top stat: Iowa committed five turnovers, to Purdue's 16.
JAN. 24, 2015: PURDUE 67, IOWA 63
Leading scorer: Rapheal Davis, 24
Top stat line: Basil Smotherman, 5-6, 13 points, six rebounds, one assist, one steal, two blocks, zero turnovers
Top stat: Gabe Olaseni, who finished with 16 rebounds, outrebounded Purdue on the offensive glass, 11-9.
JAN. 2, 2016: IOWA 70, PURDUE 63
Leading scorer: Jarrod Uthoff, 25
Top stat line: Jarrod Uthoff, 25 points, four rebounds, two assists, two steals, five blocks, zero turnovers
Top stat: Iowa went 1 of 10 from distance in the first half and 7 of 9 in the second half.