Purdue advances to Big Ten semifinals with win over Penn State

Purdue finally opens its Big Ten tournament against Penn State after earning the double bye to the quarterfinals. 

The third-seeded Boilers have a surprise opponent in the No. 11 seed Nittany Lions, who upset Ohio State on Thursday night. 

Purdue has won 12 of the past 13 against Penn State and in the Big Ten tournament, the Boilermakers are 3-0 against the Nittany Lions. 

Matt Painter’s team has lost two of its past three games – on a pair of last-second 3-pointers – and could use some good vibes heading into next week's NCAA tournament. 

Tip is set for approximately 9 p.m., depending on the finish of Wisconsin vs. Michigan State. 

The Purdue Boilermakers advance to face No. 7-seed Michigan State in the semifinals round of the 2022 Big Ten Tournament. 

Purdue advances to Big Ten semifinals with win over Penn State