No. 11/10 Men's Basketball Set For Road Test At Penn State

Jan. 4, 2011

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Tip: 6:31 p.m. ET
Television: Big Ten Network. Wayne Larrivee handles play-by-play with Greg Kelser alongside as color analyst and Michael Rosenblum producing.
Radio: The Purdue Sports Network (Flagship - WSHP, 95.7 FM). Larry "The Cliz" Clisby (play-by-play) and Rob Blackman (analyst) call the action. Blackman also handles the pregame show, and Wes Scott engineers.
Satellite Radio: Sirius 127; XM 196.
Rankings: Purdue is ranked 11th in the Associated Press poll and 10th in the ESPN/USA Today poll. Penn State is not ranked in either poll.
Live Stats: Penn State will provide GameTracker live stats for Wednesday's game. A link to those stats can be found on the men's basketball schedule page at

No. 11/10 Purdue puts its eight-game overall winning streak and nine-game road winning streak on the line when it visits Penn State on Wednesday ... After dropping the first 17 road games of head coach Matt Painter's tenure, the Boilermakers are 24-14 (.632) in their last 38 games on an opponent's home floor ... Purdue's 22 true road wins since the start of the 2007-08 season are tied for the most in the Big Ten, while its nine-game road winning streak is the league's longest active stretch ... Seniors JaJuan Johnson and E'Twaun Moore - the nation's second-highest-scoring duo - will try to lead the Boilermakers to a 3-0 start in the league for the second year in a row ... Johnson and Moore are averaging 21.3 and 19.3 points per game, respectively, in true road games this season ... Wednesday's game is also a duel between the top two active scorers in the Big Ten, as Moore (1,809) leads the way and Penn State's Talor Battle (1,803) ranks second ... Johnson is the fourth-leading active scorer in the league with 1,500 points ... Moore, the reigning Big Ten Co-Player of the Week, needs to play 38 minutes to become Purdue's career record holder ... In the last meeting between the two teams, Purdue claimed a 64-60 win at the Bryce Jordan Center to clinch a share of the 2010 Big Ten title ... Johnson paced the Boilermakers with a double-double on the afternoon, finishing with 21 points and 10 rebounds ... The Boilers' +11.0 rebounding margin in two league games leads the Big Ten ... Johnson and Moore are averaging 8.5 and 8.0 boards per game, respectively, in conference action ... Purdue heads into the game yielding only a 29.9-percent opponent conversion rate from the three-point arc, the best mark in the Big Ten (all games) ... The Boilermakers' .387 overall opponent field goal percentage also leads the Big Ten (all games) ... Purdue has been sharp from the arc as a team in its last three games, making a combined 29 treys in each contest and shooting a combined .453 (29-of-64) from long distance ... The Boilers were 10-of-18 (.556) for the game and 6-of-7 (.857) in the second half at UM ... Purdue currently owns a +5.79 turnover margin and is outscoring its opponents by an average of 9.1 points per game off of turnovers ... Purdue is 50-1 (.980) during Painter's tenure when it has earned the edge in both the rebounding and turnover battles ... The Boilers have scored at least 76 points 10 times this season, and have won 32-straight games when scoring 70 or more points ... Johnson and Moore are combining to average 40.3 points per game this season on .491 shooting from the floor, accounting for 53.1 percent of Purdue's season scoring average ... The Boilermakers are 58-7 (.892) in Johnson and Moore's career when both score in double figures ... Moore notched the 100th double-digit scoring performances of his career against Northwestern ... Johnson has reached double figures in 23-straight games heading into the PSU contest ... Moore ranks seventh on Purdue's scoring chart, and enters Tuesday's game with 1,809-career points ... He is shooting .480 from the three-point arc during Purdue's current winning streak ... He became the fourth player in program history to make 200 triples when he drilled three in the win at Michigan, and he torched Northwestern for a career-high seven treys on Dec. 31 ... Johnson heads into Wednesday's game ranked 9th on Purdue's rebounding chart and 19th on its scoring ledger, making him one of just 11 players to rank in the top 20 on both lists ... He is one of two players nationally with 1,200 points, 600 rebounds and 200 blocks in his career ... Junior Ryne Smith has scored in double figures in each of Purdue's last two games, connecting on 7-of-13 shots from the arc ... He is shooting .481 (13-of-27) from deep in Purdue's last six outings.




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