Jan. 11, 2008
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -
Purdue-Ohio State Game Notes in PDF Format
2007-08 Purdue Basketball Player Pages in PDF Format
Ohio State vs. Purdue
Time: 4 p.m. ET
Arena: Mackey Arena (14,123)
Date: January 12
Location: West Lafayette, Ind.
Television: The Big Ten Network will air the game. Tom Hamilton (play-by-play) and Tom McCormick (analyst) call the action. Bryan Carter is the producer.
Radio: The Boilermaker Sports Network (Flagship - WSHP, 95.7 FM, XM Radio 197) Larry ¡§The Cliz¡¨ Clisby (play-by-play) and Ralph Taylor (analyst) call the action. Rob Blackman handles the pregame show, and Randy Wilkins engineers.
Internet: All games can be heard on sports.yahoo.com.
Tickets: Sold out. Additional might be available by calling 800-49-SPORT.
Records: Purdue 10-5, 1-1 Ohio State 12-3, 3-0
Rankings: Neither team is ranked in either poll. Ohio State is receiving votes in both polls.
Series: This is the 157th meeting between the two teams. The series is tied at 78. More information on the previous meetings can be found on Page No. 5.
Coaches: Purdue - Matt Painter (Purdue `94) is 41-36 in his third year at Purdue and 66-41 in his fourth season overall as a head coach.
Ohio State - Thad Matta (Butler `90) is 93-25 in his
fourth season at Ohio State and 195-56 in his eighth season overall as a collegiate head coach.
Web Sites: Ohio State - ohiostatebuckeyes.com Purdue - purduesports.com
Purdue Hosts Ohio State In Saturday Matinee
Purdue will host Ohio State on Saturday, Jan. 12, at 4 p.m. ET in West Lafayette, Ind. The game will be aired on The Big Ten Network.
The Boilermakers are coming off hard-fought 78-75 loss at No. 6 Michigan State on Tuesday night in East Lansing. Purdue was without the services of freshman Robbie Hummel who was out with the flu.
The Buckeyes are coming off a 79-48 win over Iowa on Wednesday at home. Ohio State is 3-2 away from home and 2-1 in road games this season.
The series between the Boilermakers and Buckeyes is tied, 78-78.
A Purdue Win Would ...
-Make Purdue 24-2 in its last 26 home games.
-Improve the Boilermakers to 9-1 in Purdue's last nine home Big Ten contests.
-Give the Boilermakers an 11-5 start for first since the 2000-01 season.
-Be Purdue's third 11-5 start in the last 10 seasons.
-Give the Boilermakers 16 wins in their last 23 games dating back to last season.
-Improve Purdue to 258-81 in home conference games in Mackey Arena.
-Improve Purdue to 79-78 against Ohio State in the all-time series.
-Make the Boilermakers 52-26 against the Buckeyes in West Lafayette.
-Snap an eight-game win streak in the series by the Buckeyes.
-Be Purdue's first win over Ohio State since a 70-65 win on Jan. 29, 2003, in Mackey Arena.
-Improve Matt Painter's career coaching record to 67-41 overall and 42-36 at Purdue.
-Improve Purdue's all-time record to 1,542-903.
Purdue Versus The Big Ten Conference
Purdue's game against Ohio State will be the 1,413th against a Big Ten Conference opponent for the Boilermakers.
The Boilermakers are 807-605 against the league.
Purdue is 78-78 against Ohio State.
The Boilermakers are the only team in the Big Ten with a winning or even record against every member of the league.
The Boilermakers have won more Big Ten Championships than any other school in the conference with 21.
Purdue-Ohio State Connections
-Ohio State coach Thad Matta has several ties to the state of Indiana. He played three seasons at Butler and graduated in 1990. Matta was then a graduate assistant at Indiana State in 1991.
-Ohio State assistant coach John Groce is a Danville, Ind., native. Groce played at Taylor University in Upland, Ind. He was born in Muncie, Matt Painter's hometown.
-Ohio State assistant Alan Major was a Purdue basketball manager from 1989 to 1992. He is a native of Indianapolis, where he attended Manual High School.
-Ohio State sophomore P.J. Hill and Purdue junior Nemanja Calasan both attended Midland Junior College in Texas.
-Ohio State sophomore Mark Titus is from Brownsburg, Ind. Purdue signee Ryne Smith is a senior at Toledo's Whitmer High School.
The Ohio State Buckeyes
-Ohio State is 12-3 on the season and 3-0 in Big Ten action. The Buckeyes are 3-2 away from home and 2-1 in road games. They are 1-0 in Big Ten road games after a 74-58 win at Illinois to open conference play.
-The Buckeyes have two players averaging in double-figure scoring. Freshman Kosta Koufos leads the way with 14.5 points per game. Senior point guard Jamar Butler is second on the team with 14.0 points per game. Butler scored 31 at Illinois on Jan. 3.
-Ohio State is outscoring teams by an average of 12 points per game. The Buckeyes are holding teams to 36.8 percent shooting from the field and 27.9 percent from beyond the three-point line.
Michigan State Leftovers
Below are some additional notes from Purdue's 78-75 loss at No. 6 Michigan State on Tuesday.
-Purdue overcame a 16-point first half deficit to put itself in position to win the game in East Lansing on Tuesday. The Boilermakers were without the services of freshman Robbie Hummel, who had the flu.
-Purdue had four players who scored in double-figures but still have not had a player eclipse the 20-point mark this season.
-Chris Kramer and Namanja Calasan both recorded career highs in scoring. Kramer's 19 points tied his career high and Calasan's 18 points bested his previous high of 16 against Clemson in November.
-The Boilermakers had a season low seven turnovers. They allowed 61 percent shooting to MSU, the most by a Purdue opponent.
The Purdue-Ohio State Series
Purdue and Ohio State will be meeting for the 157th time. Here are a few notes on the series:
-The series is tied at 78 wins each.
-Ohio State won the last meeting, a 63-52 decision on March 9, in the semifinals of the Big Ten Tournament in Chicago.
-Ohio State has won the last eight-straight meetings and 14 of the last 15 outings.
-Purdue's last win in the series was a 70-65 win on Jan. 29, 2003, in Mackey Arena.
-Purdue leads the series in West Lafayette, 51-26.
-Ohio State's last win in Mackey Arena was a 78-60 win on Jan. 31, 2007.
-Purdue coach Matt Painter is 0-5 against Ohio State.
-Ohio State is 7-3 against Purdue in the last 10 games between the two teams in Mackey Arena.
-Saturday will be the first time over the last four meetings that Ohio State will not be ranked in the top 10 when facing Purdue.
Freshman Robbie Hummel missed the Michigan State game on Jan. 8, with the flu. He had played extremely well over the previous five games. Below are some notes on Hummel's play over his last five outings and on the season.
-Over his last five games, Hummel is averaging 13.0 points, 8.2 rebounds and 2.0 assists.
-Hummel leads the Boilermakers in rebounding (6.3 rpg), assists (2.63 apg), field goal percentage (50.6 percent), free throw percentage (84.3 percent) and is second in minutes per game (27.7). He ranks third in scoring, second in steals and fourth in blocked shots.
-Hummel recorded the first double-double of the season for the Boilermakers on Dec. 22, against Missouri State when he scored 16 points and had 12 rebounds.
-Hummel was named to the Las Vegas Classic All-Tournament team.
Kramer Steps Up Scoring
Sophomore Chris Kramer tied his career high with 19 points at sixth-ranked Michigan State on Tuesday.
Below are some more notes on Kramer's season.
-Is averaging 13.5 points and 4.0 rebounds in two Big Ten games.
-Ranks second on the team in field goal percentage, shooting 49.4 percent from the field.
-He leads the team in steals with 23 and is fifth in the conference in that category in overall games.
Grant Picks Up Scoring, Shooting
Sophomore Keaton Grant has been been more of a scorer for the Boilermakers this season. Below are some notes on Grant's play.
-Grant has scored in double figures in nine of the Boilermakers last 11 games.
-He has led the Boilermakers in scoring three times this season.
-As a freshman, Grant connected on 17-of-64 three-point field goals for 26.6 percent. Through 13 games, Grant has dialed in on 26-of-57 shots from behind the arc for 45.6 percent.
-After averaging 4.4 points per game as a freshman, Grant is averaging 10.4 points per game this season.
The Boilermakers have eight players averaging 6.1 or more points per game this season.
-Purdue has been led in scoring by seven different individuals this season.
-The Boilermakers have not had one 20-point performance this season.
-Fifteen times this season, six different individuals have scored 15 points or more in a game.
-Eight different individuals have scored in double-figures this season.
-Purdue players have scored in double figures 50 times in 15 games.
-The Boilermakers have had a player come off the bench to score in double figures 11 times this season.
The Boilermakers have lost four games by three points. Three of those losses have come away from home.
Purdue's most heartbreaking loss was a 78-75 decision at No. 6 Michigan State on Jan. 8. The Boilermakers overcame a 16-point deficit. The game was tied with under two minutes to play.
In their fourth loss, a 10-point defeat at Missouri, they led by nine with seven minutes remaining.
Purdue has lost its five games by an average of 4.4 points per game.
Trends And Ends
Below are some trends on the Boilermakers through 15 games this season.
-The Boilermakers are 7-1 when they outrebound their opponent.
-The Boilermakers are 7-0 when they have a higher field goal percentage.
-Purdue is 8-2 when it makes at least five three-point shots.
-Purdue is 8-0 when they make more free throws than their opponent.