Men's Basketball Set to Face Rival Indiana on Wednesday

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Redshirt freshman Donnie Hale came up huge off the bench with 12 points and five rebounds in the overtime win over Iowa on Sunday.

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Redshirt freshman Donnie Hale came up huge off the bench with 12 points and five rebounds in the overtime win over Iowa on Sunday.
PURDUESPORTSDOTCOM

Jan. 29, 2013

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The Last Meeting
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March 4, 2012
Bloomington, Ind.
Purdue Falls to No. 18 Indiana, 85-74
Christian Watford scored 19 points and Will Sheehey added 16 on Sunday, leading No. 18 Indiana to an 85-74 victory over rival Purdue on Senior Day. The Hoosiers (24-7, 11-7 Big Ten) finished the regular season with an 18-1 home record, five wins over ranked teams and three against the top 5. Indiana also swept Purdue for the first time since 2005-06. Purdue (20-11, 10-8) was trying to win its third straight in Bloomington for the first time since 1968-71, but fell behind early and never caught up. Lewis Jackson had 17 points and Robbie Hummel added 16 for the Boilermakers.

Tip: 8:36 p.m. ET
Television: BTN (Revsine/Jackson).
Radio: Purdue Sports Network (Clisby/Blackman/Taylor/Scott).
National Radio: Sirius 91; XM 91.
Rankings: Purdue - NR/NR; Indiana - 3 (AP)/3 (ESPN/USA Today).
Live Stats: Live stats are available via purduesports.com.

GAME STORYLINES
» Mackey Arena will host the 199th meeting between archrivals Purdue and Indiana on Wednesday night in the latest chapter of a series that dates to 1901.

» After playing No. 2/3 Michigan on Jan. 24 and Iowa on Sunday, Purdue is wrapping up its second three-game-in-seven-day stretch of the Big Ten season on Wednesday; five of the six games in those two stretches will have been against ranked teams.

» Purdue has won four of five after a dramatic overtime victory over Iowa on Sunday, and is looking to snap a two-game skid against IU after winning five-consecutive meetings from 2009-11.

» The Boilers held Iowa to 31.1 percent shooting from the floor on Sunday, and are allowing opponents to shoot just 33.6 percent from the field and 28.8 percent from the arc in their recent five-game stretch.

» The Boilermakers are 108-19 (.850) on Keady Court under the guidance of head coach Matt Painter, including 50-15 (.769) mark in Big Ten games.

» Junior Terone Johnson willed Purdue to the victory over Iowa with 17 points and a career-high 12 rebounds to mark his second-career double-double; he has scored in double figures in 23 of his last 27 games dating to last season.

» Since the calendar flipped to 2013, senior D.J. Byrd is averaging 12.1 points and 3.0 three-point field goals per game; he is connecting at a rate of 41.4 percent from outside the arc over that eight-game stretch.

» After shooting just 27.1 percent from three-point range prior to conference play, Purdue is shooting 34.7 percent from the arc in B1G play; Byrd leads the conference with an average of 2.9 triples per game and ranks 11th at 40.0 percent from deep in league action.

» Center A.J. Hammons leads the Big Ten lead with an average of 2.9 blocks per game in conference action, piling up 20 in seven games; his 40 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 13.1 offensive rebounds per game (B1G games), with Hammons ranked fourth in the league with an average of 2.9 offensive boards per Big Ten contest.

» With Hammons as the focal point, the Boilers have scored 320 of their 588 points (54.4 percent) over their last nine games in the painted area; for the year, Purdue is averaging 32.7 points per game in the paint and outscoring opponents by an average of 7.2 points per game on the block.

» Freshman Rapheal Davis has emerged since breaking into the starting lineup five games ago, averaging 8.2 points and 5.6 rebounds, while shooting 50.0 percent from the floor, over that stretch; Davis had 10 points and a season-high eight rebounds at Michigan on Jan. 24.