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Nebraska Cornhuskers (14-6, 5-2) vs. Purdue Boilermakers (13-7, 4-2)

Wednesday, Jan. 24, 7 p.m. (CT) at Pinnacle Bank Arena (Lincoln, Nebraska)

We will have a joint men’s/women’s basketball game thread this evening.

• Nebraska, which is a perfect 7-0 in true road games this season including 4-0 in the Big Ten, is coming off a 52-42 win at No. 25 Rutgers on Sunday.

• Purdue (No. 47) will be Nebraska’s fourth straight top-50 RPI opponent and sixth in the Huskers’ first eight Big Ten games. Both Nebraska and Purdue received votes in this week’s Associated Press Top 25.

Scouting The Purdue Boilermakers

• The always tough and hard-nosed Boilermakers are holding opponents to just 59.9 points per game, including an impressive 54.7 points per Big Ten contest.

• Purdue has featured a plus-1.2 turnover margin but a minus-2.3 rebounding margin in conference play, while scoring just 57.8 points per league game.

Nebraska vs. Purdue Series History

• Purdue leads the all-time series with Nebraska, 7-3. All games have been played since Nebraska joined the Big Ten Conference in 2011-12.

• The series has featured some of the most thrilling games in school history, in which the first three games went to single, double, and triple overtime. Purdue prevailed in 2 of those contests. All three of the following games were decided in regulation with two of those being decided by two points or less.

Husker Nuggets

• Kate Cain has climbed to third on Nebraska’s season block list with 71. Cain needs six blocks to match Catheryn Redmon (77, 2010-11) in second on that list. The Nebraska school record is 78 by Olympic bronze medalist Danielle Page (78, 2007-08). Cain has at least one blocked shot in all 20 games this season.

• Cain’s 71 blocks rank No. 3 in the nation while her 3.6 blocks per game rank fifth in the country through games Jan. 21. No Nebraska individual has ever averaged 2.0 blocks per game in a career, and only two Huskers (Danielle Page, 2.4 bpg, 2007-08; Catheryn Redmon, 2.5 bpg, 2010-11) have ever averaged 2.0 blocks per game in a single season.

Corn Flakes

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Then There’s This

Eagles v. Hotel California: After Lawsuit, Band Reaches A Settlement : The Two-Way : NPR
The rock band sued a hotel in Mexico that has the same name as the "lovely place" in their iconic 1976 song. That hotel was trying to trademark the phrase "Hotel California" in the U.S.