Matt Painter says it's 'unlikely' previously postponed Purdue-Nebraska game gets rescheduled.
A postponed game between No. 23 Purdue and Nebraska will not likely be rescheduled, according to Boilermakers head coach Matt Painter.
On Monday, Painter told reporters that it seemed unlikely that the contest would be made up, meaning the Boilermakers would end the season with 19 conference games instead of 20. The original date of the game was set for Jan. 5 at Mackey Arena.
“We’re kind of waiting here,” Painter told reporters, per Mike Carmin of the Lafayette Journal & Courier. “It doesn’t look [like it will be rescheduled]. I don’t think anything is final but it’s looking that game is probably not going to get played.”
Matt Painter on rescheduling Nebraska game:
"We're kind of waiting here. It doesn't look that way. I don't think anything's final but it's looking like that game is probably not going to get played"
Painter did talk to someone from the Big Ten on Sunday about possibilities.
— mike carmin (@carmin_jc) March 1, 2021
Purdue already has games against No. 25 Wisconsin on Tuesday and Indiana on Saturday to close out the season. Nebraska has a game Monday against Rutgers, a game Thursday against No. 5 Iowa and closes out the season Sunday against Northwestern.
The only open dates would be Wednesday and Friday, which would mean both teams would have to schedule a back-to-back games.
On Feb. 20, Purdue and Nebraska met in Lincoln, with the Boilermakers defeating the Huskers 75-58.
Purdue currently sits 11-6 in conference play and 16-8 overall. Nebraska is 2-14 in B1G games and 6-17 overall.