No. 11/10 Men's Basketball Set For Sunday Meeting With Iowa

Jan. 8, 2011

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Tip: 12:01 p.m. ET
Television: Big Ten Network. Tom Hart handles play-by-play with Tim Doyle alongside as color analyst and John Walsh producing.
Radio: The Purdue Sports Network (Flagship - WSHP, 95.7 FM). Larry "The Cliz" Clisby (play-by-play), Rob Blackman (analyst) and Ralph Taylor (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. Iowa is not ranked in either poll.
Live Stats: GameTracker live stats are available for all Purdue home games. A link to those stats is available at

No. 11/10 Purdue heads into Sunday's tilt with Iowa in the midst of a nine-game winning streak ... A win on Sunday would mark the Boilers' fourth winning streak of at least 10 games in the last four seasons, and would also be a program-best eighth-straight win over Iowa ... Purdue's 70 wins since the start of the 2008-09 season are the most in the Big Ten ... The Boilers are 78-12 (.867) at Mackey Arena under head coach Matt Painter ... Seniors JaJuan Johnson and E'Twaun Moore - the nation's third-highest-scoring duo - will try to lead the Boilermakers to a 4-0 start in the league for the first time since the 1995-96 season ... Both Johnson and Moore were named to the Wooden Award Midseason Top 30 list on Thursday ... Purdue and Duke are the only schools in the nation with two players on the list ... Moore, the reigning Big Ten Co-Player of the Week, needs to play 11 minutes to become Purdue's career leader ... He is also poised to make his 100th-consecutive start on Sunday ... Purdue and Iowa last met on Feb. 13, 2010, at Mackey Arena in a game that the Boilers won, 63-40 ... Johnson, who had the first 15-15-5 game in Big Ten play since 2000 in Wednesday's win at Penn State, posted 21 points and 10 rebounds in the win ... Johnson and Moore have combined to lead Purdue in scoring in each of its last five games against Iowa ... The Boilers are +12.4 in the rebounding department in three league games ... Johnson and Moore are averaging 10.7 and 6.7 boards per game, respectively, in conference action ... Purdue has been sharp from the arc as a team in its last four games, making a combined 35 treys and shooting a combined .455 (35-of-77) from the arc ... The Boilers were 10-of-18 (.556) from long range at UM ... Junior guard Ryne Smith has been lights out from long distance in Big Ten play, shooting .667 (12-of-18) from the arc and averaging 16.7 points per game in league action ... Smith is averaging 2.63 points per field goal attempt in Big Ten games ... Purdue currently owns a +5.33 turnover margin and is outscoring its opponents by an average of 8.1 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 ... Purdue reached 80 points only once in Big Ten play a year ago, but has done so in each of its three league games this season ... The Boilers have scored at least 76 points 11 times this season, and have won 33-straight games when scoring 70 or more points ... Johnson and Moore are combining to average 38.9 points per game this season on .486 shooting from the floor, accounting for 51.0 percent of Purdue's season scoring average ... Johnson is also shooting .527 from the floor and .841 from the line during Purdue's nine-game winning streak ... Moore is the No. 2 active scorer in the Big Ten, while Johnson ranks fourth among active Big Ten players ... 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 performance of his career against Northwestern ... Johnson has reached double figures in 24-straight games heading into the Iowa contest ... Moore is tied with Boilermaker great Walter Jordan for sixth on Purdue's scoring chart, and enters Sunday's game with 1,813-career points ... He needs 187 points and 13 assists to become the third player in Big Ten history with 2,000 points, 500 rebounds and 350 assists for his career (also Steve Smith and Michael Finley) ... Moore also 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.




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