Purdue's starters tonight: PJ Thompson, Ryan Cline, Dakota Mathias, Vincent Edwards and Caleb Swanigan.
On a scale of 1-10, how scared are all of the KU fans out there of Caleb Swanigan's ability to upset the Jayhawks tonight?
Tonight's officials: Bill Covington, Doug Sirmons, Lee Cassell, Marques Pettigrew (SB)
The game notes list NCAA staff members on site today. One notable: Niko Roberts.
Kansas transfer Malik Newman sitting with Larry Brown and Joe Dooley tonight.
12:30 remaining on the pregame clock. Any predictions on KU's leading scorer tonight?
Biggest thing to watch for, in my opinion, is fouls on Josh Jackson. He's the X-factor for both sides. Without Jackson, KU will have trouble with Purdue's length. With Jackson on the floor, Purdue has some difficult defensive decisions to make.
I'd put crowd at 85% KU. Maybe a little bit more.
Game clock says 2 minutes. Then starting lineups and game time.
Definitely a home game for KU tonight. No difference in this crowd than other Sprint Center games.
Absolutely huge ovation for Frank Mason.
Players are lined up for the tip. Here we go...