Men's Basketball Set for Sunday Clash with Penn State

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Freshman guard Ronnie Johnson is averaging 4.6 assists per game in Purdue's last five contests.

PURDUESPORTSDOTCOM
Freshman guard Ronnie Johnson is averaging 4.6 assists per game in Purdue's last five contests.
PURDUESPORTSDOTCOM

Jan. 11, 2013

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Tip: 12:01 p.m. ET
Television: BTN (Hamilton/Harrington).
Radio: Purdue Sports Network (Clisby/Blackman/Taylor/Scott).
National Radio: Sirius 93; XM 190.
Rankings: Purdue - NR/NR; Penn State - NR/NR.
Live Stats: Live stats are available via purduesports.com.

The Last Meeting
Penn State56
Purdue80
February 29, 2012
West Lafayette, Ind.
Purdue Routs Penn State On Senior Night, 80-56
Senior forward Robbie Hummel scored 26 points on Senior Night to help Purdue defeat Penn State 80-56 on Wednesday night. D.J. Byrd scored 14 points, Terone Johnson had 13 and senior Lewis Jackson added 12 for the Boilermakers (20-10, 10-7 Big Ten).

GAME STORYLINES
» Following a pair of losses to ranked opponents, Purdue will look to get back to its winning ways on Sunday when it welcomes Penn State to Mackey Arena for a noon ET tip.

» The Boilermakers opened Big Ten play with a stretch of three games in seven days, all against ranked opponents; Purdue defeated No. 11/14 Illinois before falling to 18th-ranked Michigan State and No. 15/14 Ohio State.

» Purdue is 105-19 (.847) overall and 48-15 (.762) in Big Ten play at Mackey Arena under head coach Matt Painter; the Boilers have won seven of the last eight meetings with Penn State overall and each of the last six in West Lafayette.

» Junior Terone Johnson ranks fifth in scoring in Big Ten games with an average of 18.0 points per game; he leads a trio of Boilers scoring in double figures in Big Ten action, as senior D.J. Byrd and freshman A.J. Hammons both check in at 11.7 per contest.

» After a slow start, Terone Johnson has averaged 15.2 points on 40.6 percent shooting, while adding 5.5 rebounds per game, over Purdue's last 11 contests; he has reached double figures in points in 19 of his last 22 games.

» In its last five games, Purdue has been guilty of an average of just 8.6 turnovers per game, with freshman Ronnie Johnson averaging 4.6 assists per game with a 2.3 assist-to-turnover in that span.

» Purdue ranks second in the Big Ten with a +2.7 turnover margin in league games heading into the weekend.

» The Boilers have scored 160 of their 266 points (60.2 percent) over their last four games in the painted area; for the year, Purdue is averaging 32.9 points per game in the paint and outscoring opponents by an average of 7.5 points per game on the block.

» Freshman center A.J. Hammons is Purdue's second-leading scorer with an average of 10.3 points per game on 51.6 percent shooting from the floor; he has scored in double figures in six of Purdue's last eight games.

» Freshman guard Rapheal Davis does the majority of his damage in the paint, and is shooting 55.8 percent from two-point range this season.

» The leading freshman shot blocker in the Big Ten (all games) with an average of 1.5 per game, Hammons already ranks second among freshman in Painter's tenure and seventh among freshman in program history with 23 total blocks.

» Purdue is tied atop the Big Ten with an average of 14.0 offensive rebounds per game (league games), and has led or tied in that category in all but two of its games this season.

» Purdue's aggressiveness on the offensive glass has led to an average margin of +4.9 second-chance points per game; the Boilers are outscoring opponents by a count of 176-103 on second chances this season.