Jan. 23, 2012
Purdue game notes | Michigan game notes
Tip: 7:05 p.m. ET
Television: ESPN and ESPN3. Mike Tirico handles play-by-play with Dan Dakich alongside as color analyst.
Radio: The Purdue Sports Network (Flagship - WSHP, 95.7 FM). Larry "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 91; XM 91.
Rankings: Purdue is not ranked in either the Associated Press or ESPN/USA Today polls. Michigan is ranked 20th in the AP poll and 22nd in the coaches' poll.
Live Stats: GameTracker live stats are available for all Purdue home games. A link to those stats can be found at purduesports.com.
» Purdue returns home and looks to get back on the winning track when it welcomes Michigan to Mackey Arena for a 7 p.m. ET tip.
» The Boilermakers have won six in a row over UM at Mackey Arena, and have taken five of the last six overall meetings with Michigan.
» Purdue is 5-0 this season in games following a loss, with four of those victories coming at Mackey Arena.
» The free throw line has been as asset for Purdue in its last two games, as the Boilers are shooting 74.6 percent from the line in their last two; the Boilermakers were 19-of-24 (.792) from the stripe at Michigan State.
» Purdue is one of the nation's best teams at taking care of the basketball, ranking second nationally with an average of just 9.7 per game; the Boilers tied a program record with just three TO's against Wisconsin on Jan. 12.
» The Boilers are also among the nation's best in turnover margin and assist-to-turnover ratio, ranking ninth (+4.7) and 11th (1.39), respectively; Purdue has forced opponents into an average of 14.4 turnovers per game this season and owns an average +6.3 margin in points off of turnovers.
» Purdue is averaging 7.7 triples per game for the season; the Boilermakers have made at least 10 treys in a game five times on the year, and are 23-4 (.852) under Painter when connecting on at least 10 three-point field goals.
» Senior Ryne Smith entered the week ranked 28th nationally with a mark of 43.4 percent from beyond the arc, and his 53 three-pointers on the season tie for fifth among players in the power six conferences; he needs five treys to move past Willie Deane for ninth place on Purdue's career chart.
» Junior Kelsey Barlow has given Purdue an added scoring punch in the team's last eight outings, scoring in double figures four times and averaging 9.6 points on 47.4 percent shooting (27-of-57).
» Junior D.J. Byrd is tied for second on the team in scoring in Big Ten play with an average of 9.7 points per game; Byrd has been in double figures in three of seven Big Ten games, including a career-high 18 at Minnesota on Jan. 8.
» Purdue has led in bench points in 14 of its 20 games this year, with sophomore Terone Johnson leading the reserves with an average of 7.5 points per game; the Boilermaker reserves have averaged 27.3 points on 46.3 percent shooting in Purdue's first seven conference games.
» Sophomore forward Travis Carroll has played well in Purdue's last three outings, averaging 5.3 points per game on 66.7 percent shooting (6-of-9) and corralling 15 rebounds (5.0/game); Carroll has 12 offensive rebounds in the Boilermakers' last three games.