Jan. 16, 2007
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -
Purdue vs. No. 2/3 Wisconsin
Time: 8 p.m. ET
Arena: Kohl Center (17,190)
Date: January 17
Location: Madison, Wis.
Television: ESPN-Plus Local will air the game. Wayne Larrivee (play-by-play) and Shon Morris (color commentary) call the action. Baron Miller is the producer.
Radio: The Boilermaker Sports Network (Flagship - WLFF, 95.3 FM, XM Radio 199) Larry "The Cliz" Clisby (play-by-play) and Elliot Bloom (color commentary) call the action. Rob Blackman handles the pregame show, and Randy "Don't Call Me Radio" Wilkins engineers.
Internet: All games can be heard on purduesports.com. Click on the All-Access link.
Tickets: Sold out.
Records: Purdue 13-5, 2-2 Wisconsin 17-1, 3-0
Rankings: Wisconsin is ranked third in the AP Poll and fourth in the Coaches Poll. Purdue is not ranked in either poll. The Boilermakers are ranked 37th in the Jan. 15 RPI Poll and the Badgers are ranked 10th.
Series: This is the 160th meeting between the two schools. More information on the series can be found on Page No. 4.
Coaches: Purdue - Matt Painter (Purdue `94) is 22-24 in his second year at Purdue and 47-29 in his third season overall as a head coach.
Wisconsin - Bo Ryan (Wilkes (Pa.) `69) is 129-50 in his sixth season at Wisconsin and 512-153 in his 23rd season overall as a head coach.
Web Sites: Purdue - purduesports.com Wisconsin - uwbadgers.com
Purdue Travels To League Leader No. 2/3 Wisconsin
Purdue travels to conference leader No. 2 Wisconsin on Wednesday, Jan. 17, at 8 p.m. ET in the Kohl Center. The game will be carried by ESPN-Plus Local.
The Boilermakers are coming off a 67-53 win over Michigan on Saturday in Mackey Arena. Purdue is 2-2 in conference action and has its next two games on the road.
Wisconsin is coming off a 56-50 win at Northwestern on Saturday. The Badgers are 13-0 at home and lead the Big Ten with a 3-0 conference record.
This will be the 160th meeting between the two teams and the only meeting during the 2006-07 regular season. Purdue leads the series, 90-68.
A Purdue Win Would ...
-Improve Purdue to 14-5 for first time since the 2003-04 season.
-Give Purdue its first road win since a 65-47 win at Minnesota on Feb. 21, 2004.
-Make Purdue 3-5 away from Mackey Arena this season.
-Give Purdue its third win away from home for the first time since the 2002-03 season.
-Be Purdue's second-straight win over Wisconsin and its fourth in the last seven meetings overall.
-Be Purdue's second win in Madison in its last 10 games.
-Give Purdue its 99th win over Wisconsin in the series history.
-Give Purdue a 35-42 record against Wisconsin in Madison.
-Improve the Boilermakers to 5-5 in their last 10 games against Wisconsin.
-Improve Matt Painter's record to 2-0 against Wisconsin.
-Improve Matt Painter's career coaching record to 48-29 overall and 23-24 at Purdue.
-Improve Purdue's all-time record to 1,523-892.
Purdue Versus The Big Ten Conference
Purdue's game against Wisconsin will be the 1,397th game against a Big Ten Conference opponent for the Boilermakers.
The Boilermakers are 798-598 against the rest of the league. Purdue owns a 98-61 record against Wisconsin and is 34-42 in games played in Madison.
The Boilermakers are the only Big Ten school with a winning record against every other school in the conference.
The Boilermakers have won 21 conference championships, more than any other school.
-Purdue's Carl Landry and Wisconsin's Marcus Landry are brothers. Marcus is a sophomore with the Badgers. Carl is a senior with the Boilermakers. Both attended Vincent High School in Milwaukee.
-Wisconsin assistant coach Gary Close was at Iowa from 1986 to 1999. Purdue assistant coach Paul Lusk played at Iowa from 1990 to 1991 before transferring to Southern Illinois.
-Wisconsin's Kammron Taylor and Purdue's Dan Vandervieren are both from Minneapolis. Taylor attended North High School and Vandervieren went to Hopkins High School in Eden Prairie.
The Wisconsin Badgers
-Wisconsin is 17-1 on the season and 3-0 in the Big Ten. The Badgers are 13-0 at home, including 2-0 in the Big Ten. Wisconsin's two signature wins came at home over No. 2 Pittsburgh and No. 5 Ohio State. The Badgers have won their last 13 games in a row.
-The Badgers have three players averaging in double-figure scoring. Senior Alando Tucker leads the way averaging 20.0 points per game. Kammron Taylor is averaging 13.3 points per game and junior Brian Butch is chipping in 10.0 ppg.
Turning Things Around
Through 18 games, Purdue has won four more contests than it did in the 2005-06 season. Below is a look at other teams who have more wins that they did last season. This information is through games played on Jan. 14.
Team 2005-06 2006-07 Wins Purdue 9-19 13-5 +4 Washington State 11-17 15-3 +4 Southern Miss 7-21 11-4 +4 Tulsa 10-17 12-3 +2 Oregon 14-18 15-1 +1 Appalachian St 12-16 12-4 Even Clemson 17-12 17-1 Even Providence 12-15 12-4 EvenMichigan Game Recap
Carl Landry scored 22 points and David Teague added 21 as Purdue beat Michigan 67-53.
Purdue bounced back from an 85-58 loss to intrastate rival Indiana on Wednesday to post its best start since 1998-1999 and improve to 11-0 at home.
Purdue forced 17 turnovers in its best defensive effort since holding Delaware State to 40 points on Dec. 2.
The Boilermakers shot 57 percent against the Wolverines. Teague made 8 of 10 field goals and Landry made 9 of 14.
Purdue responded with an 8-3 run, highlighted by a nifty reverse layup by Chris Lutz, to bump its lead to 56-43 with 9:36 left. The Boilermakers led by at least 10 points the rest of the way.
Michigan jumped out to an 8-2 lead, but Purdue went on a 20-5 run to take a 22-13 lead with 10:37 left in the first half.
Purdue held Michigan without a field goal for more than seven minutes late in the first half to take a 42-27 halftime lead. Teague scored 16 points and made 4 of 5 3-pointers before the break.
The Purdue-Wisconsin Series
Purdue and Wisconsin will be meeting for the 160th time. Here are a few notes on the series:
-Purdue leads the series 98-61.
-The Badgers have won three of the last four meetings.
-Purdue won the last meeting, a 70-62 win on Feb. 4, of last season.
-The Badgers lead the series in Madison 42-34.
-Wisconsin has won six of the last 10 games in the series.
-Wisconsin's last win in Madison over Purdue was a 64-52 win on March 5, 2005.
-The Boilermakers last win in Madison was a 75-42 win on Feb. 7, 1996.
-Wisconsin has won nine of the last 10 meetings between the two teams in Madison.
-The Badgers have been ranked seven times when playing Purdue.
Turnovers In Check
Purdue is taking solid care of the basketball and much better than last season. The Boilermakers average 13.9 turnovers per game. Last season, they averaged 17.7 turnovers per game.
Purdue has averaged only 12.1 turnovers in its last eight games. On Dec. 19, the Boilermakers had nine turnovers against Wagner after committing only one team turnover in the first half. The starting five did not commit a single turnover in the win over the Seahawks.
Against Texas A&M Corpus Christi on Dec. 22, the Boilermakers committed a season-low seven turnovers.
Through four Big Ten games, the Boilermakers are averaging 13.0 turnovers per outing.
Carl Landry - Purdue's No. 1 Option
Senior Carl Landry is one of the nation's top power forwards and one of the favorites for Big Ten Player of the Year.
The 6-foot-7 Milwaukee native averaged 18.2 points and 7.1 rebounds in his first season at the Div. I level. His 2005-06 season was cut short after he decided to redshirt to rehab his knee. Landry suffered a torn ACL in his right knee on Feb. 26, 2005.
Landry was named second team All-Big Ten as a junior. Below are a few accomplishments by Landry through 18 games this season.
-Averaging 19.6 points and 6.8 rebounds per game.
-Named to the EA-Sports Maui Invitational All-Tournament team after leading the field in scoring and rebounding with 22.0 points and 8.7 rebounds per game.
-Selected as Big Ten Player of the Week on back-to-back-to-back weeks (Nov. 25, Dec. 4, Dec. 11).
-Has scored in double figures in 42 of 48 career games, including all 18 games this season.
-Has scored 20 or more points in 10 games this season and in 23 games in his career.
-Is shooting 63.1 percent from the field.
-Scored a season-high 30 points on 10-of-13 shooting against Oklahoma. Has also scored more than 20 points in eight games this season.
-In less than two seasons, ranks 48th on Purdue's all-time leading scorer list.
-Has posted eight career double-doubles, the most recent a 23-point, 12-rebound performance against undefeated Missouri on Dec. 9.
Everyone's Talking About Kramer
Freshman guard Chris Kramer has been a fan favorite and all-around solid player for the Boilermakers.
In 14 games, Kramer already has racked up 37 steals, by far a team best. Against Wagner on Dec. 19, and against Penn State on Jan. 6, he recorded six steals, one shy of the Purdue single-game record.
In addition, he ranks fourth on the team in scoring with 6.6 points per game.
Thirteen And Counting
Purdue's 67-53 win over Michigan on Jan. 13, was its 13th of the season. Purdue won only nine during the 2005-06 season. The Boilermakers combined for 16 wins during the 2004-05 and 2005-06 seasons.