Men's Basketball to Host Iowa on Sunday

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Senior D.J. Byrd is tied for the Big Ten lead with an average of 3.0 three-pointers per game in conference play.

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Senior D.J. Byrd is tied for the Big Ten lead with an average of 3.0 three-pointers per game in conference play.
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Jan. 25, 2013

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The Last Meeting
Iowa68
Purdue75
January 17, 2012
West Lafayette, Ind.
Purdue Triumphs Over Iowa, 75-68
Robbie Hummel scored 17 points to help Purdue defeat Iowa 75-68 on Tuesday night. Hummel also had 11 rebounds and affected the game in many ways, despite shooting just 5 for 14 from the field.

Tip: 3:36 p.m. ET
Television: BTN (Kutcher/Doyle).
Radio: Purdue Sports Network (Clisby/Blackman/Taylor/Scott).
National Radio: Sirius 91; XM 91.
Rankings: Purdue - NR/NR; Iowa - NR/NR.
Live Stats: Live stats are available via purduesports.com.

GAME STORYLINES
» Winners of three of their last four, the Boilermakers will look to rebound from a mid-week loss when they square off with Iowa on Sunday at Mackey Arena.

» After playing No. 2/3 Michigan on Thursday and with seventh-ranked Indiana awaiting on Wednesday, Purdue is in the midst of its second stretch of the Big Ten season in which it plays three games in seven days; five of the six games in those two stretches will have been against ranked teams.

» The Boilermakers are 107-19 (.849) on Keady Court under the guidance of head coach Matt Painter, including 49-15 (.766) mark in Big Ten games.

» Purdue is coming off of a 68-53 loss at Michigan in which it held a one-point halftime lead after shooting 53.8 percent (7-of-13) from beyond the arc in the opening 20 minutes; the Boilers were 0-of-9 from distance in the second half.

» Junior Terone Johnson scored a team-high 14 points in Ann Arbor, and ranks eighth in the Big Ten with an average of 15.2 points per game in league play; he has scored in double figures in 22 of his last 26 games dating to last season.

» D.J. Byrd scored 14 points on 6-of-9 shooting against Iowa at Carver-Hawkeye Arena last season to fuel a Purdue win in its Big Ten opener; he has reached double figures in four straight and six of the Boilers' last seven games.

» Since the calendar flipped to 2013, Byrd is averaging 12.4 points and 3.1 three-point field goals per game; he is connecting at a rate of 44.9 percent from outside the arc over that seven-game stretch.

» After shooting just 27.1 percent from three-point range prior to conference play, Purdue is shooting 36.1 percent from the arc through six Big Ten games; Byrd is tied for the B1G lead with an average of 3.0 triples per game in league action.

» A.J. Hammons is tied for the Big Ten lead with an average of 2.8 blocks per game in conference action, piling up 17 in six games; his 37 blocks on the year third on Purdue's freshman chart and tops among frosh in the Painter Era.

» Purdue ranks second in the Big Ten with an average of 13.2 offensive rebounds per game (B1G games), with Hammons ranked fourth in the league with an average of 2.8 offensive boards per Big Ten contest.

» The Boilers have scored 282 of their 523 points (53.9 percent) over their last eight games in the painted area; for the year, Purdue is averaging 32.4 points per game in the paint and outscoring opponents by an average of 6.7 points per game on the block.

» Freshman Rapheal Davis has emerged since breaking into the starting lineup four games ago, averaging 10.3 points and 6.3 rebounds, while shooting 54.5 percent from the floor, over that stretch; Davis had 10 points and a season-high eight rebounds at Michigan on Thursday.