Eighth-Ranked Men's Basketball To Wrap Up Non-Conference Slate On Sunday

Jan. 15, 2011

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Tip: 1:36 p.m. ET
Television: CBS. Gus Johnson handles play-by-play with Greg Anthony alongside as color analyst and Steve Scheer 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 122; XM 143.
Rankings: Purdue is ranked eighth in the Associated Press poll and ESPN/USA Today polls. West Virginia is receiving votes in both polls.
Live Stats: The University of West Virginia will provide GameTracker live stats for Sunday's game. A link to those stats is available at purduesports.com.

Eighth-ranked Purdue takes to the road for the third time in four games when it meets West Virginia on Sunday at WVU Coliseum ... Seniors JaJuan Johnson and E'Twaun Moore - one of the nation's highest-scoring duos - will try to propel the Boilers to a win that would push their non-conference record to 12-1 on the year ... Johnson posted 25 points and 10 rebounds to lead Purdue to a 77-62 win over WVU in the teams' meeting on Jan. 1, 2010 ... Moore added 15 in the matchup of top-10 teams that was one of the marquee non-conference games of the 2009-10 ... Purdue is 34-3 in regular-season non-conference games since the beginning of the 2008-09 season ... Purdue's 23 true road wins since the start of the 2007-08 season are tied for the most in the Big Ten ... The Boilermakers saw a 10-game overall road winning streak and an eight-game Big Ten road winning streak - both school records - snapped at Minnesota on Thursday ... After dropping the first 17 road games of head coach Matt Painter's tenure, Purdue is 25-15 (.625) in its last 40 games on an opponent's home floor ... Purdue has produced four winning streaks of 10 games or more in the last four years, the latest of which was halted at Minnesota ... The Boilers are +5.7 in the rebounding department on the season, including a league-best +10.8 in Big Ten games, and have outrebounded six-straight opponents ... Johnson and Moore are averaging 9.6 and 6.4 boards per game, respectively, in conference action ... Purdue has been sharp from the arc as a team in its last six games, making a combined 51 treys and shooting a combined .421 (51-of-121) from the arc ... Junior guard Ryne Smith - the reigning Big Ten Co-Player of the Week - has been lights out from long distance in Big Ten play, shooting .613 (19-of-31) from the arc and averaging 14.2 points per game in league action ... Smith is averaging 2.22 points per field goal attempt in Big Ten games ... Purdue currently owns a +4.88 turnover margin and is outscoring its opponents by an average of 7.6 points per game off of turnovers ... Purdue is 51-1 (.981) 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 three of its five league games this season ... The Boilers have scored at least 76 points 11 times this season, and have won 34-straight games when scoring 70 or more points ... Johnson and Moore are combining to average 37.8 points per game this season on .471 shooting from the floor, accounting for 49.9 percent of Purdue's season scoring average ... Johnson is also shooting .515 from the floor and .844 from the line, while averaging 21.8 points per game, in Purdue's last 11 games ... Moore is the No. 2 active scorer in the Big Ten, while Johnson ranks fourth among active Big Ten players ... The Boilermakers are 59-7 (.894) in Johnson and Moore's career when both score in double figures ... Moore has scored in double figures 101 times over the course of his career ... Johnson has reached double figures in 26-straight games heading into the West Virginia contest ... Moore ranks sixth on Purdue's scoring chart, and enters Sunday's game with 1,829-career points ... He needs 171 points and two 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 is also only the fourth player in program history to make 200 triples ... Johnson heads into Sunday's game ranked 9th on Purdue's rebounding chart and 16th on its scoring ledger, making him one of just 11 players to rank in the top 20 on both lists ... Moore needs one block to become the fourth Boilermaker ever with 1,000 points, 500 rebounds, 200 assists, 100 steals and 50 blocks for his career.




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