Men's Basketball Set For Showdown With No. 20/20 Indiana

PURDUESPORTSDOTCOM Senior guard Ryne Smith needs two three-point field goals to overtake Willie Deane on Purdue's career list.
PURDUESPORTSDOTCOM
Senior guard Ryne Smith needs two three-point field goals to overtake Willie Deane on Purdue's career list.
PURDUESPORTSDOTCOM

Feb. 3, 2012

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Tip: 7:01 p.m. ET
Television: BTN. Dave Revsine handles play-by-play with Jimmy Jackson 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 92; XM 190.
Rankings: Purdue is not ranked in either the Associated Press or ESPN/USA Today polls. Indiana is ranked 20th in both polls.
Live Stats: GameTracker live stats are available for all Purdue home games. A link to those stats can be found at purduesports.com.

GAME STORYLINES
» After a midweek by for the Boilermakers, Purdue and Indiana will hook up at Mackey Arena in the 197th edition of one of college basketball's most heated and storied rivalries.

» The Boilermakers have taken five in a row from IU, their longest streak since winning seven-straight from 1968-72; Purdue hasn't lost to the Hoosiers since Feb. 19, 2008, and hasn't fallen to IU at Mackey Arena since March 1, 2006.

» Purdue is coming off of a dramatic 58-56 victory at Northwestern on Jan. 28 in which senior forward Robbie Hummel connected on the game-winning jumper with eight seconds left in regulation.

» Seniors Lewis Jackson and Ryne Smith have not lost to Indiana during their tenure at Purdue; no four-year Boilermaker player has ever finished his career undefeated against IU.

» Purdue is one of the nation's best teams at taking care of the basketball, ranking second nationally with an average of just 9.4 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 seventh (+4.9) and eighth (1.43), respectively; Purdue has forced opponents into an average of 14.3 turnovers per game this season and owns an average +6.5 margin in points off of turnovers.

» The free throw line has been as asset for Purdue in its last four games, as the Boilers are shooting 72.7 percent from the line in their last four; Robbie Hummel and Lewis Jackson have combined to shoot .818 from the line in that stretch.

» 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.

» Jackson enters Saturday's contest with 394-career assists, six shy of becoming the 10th Boilermaker to pass for 400 in his career; Jackson needs four assists to tie Troy Lewis for 10th place on Purdue's career chart (398).

» Purdue has led in bench points in 16 of its 22 games this year, with junior Kelsey Barlow leading the reserves with an average of 8.0 points per game; the Boilermaker reserves have averaged 24.4 points on 45.7 percent shooting in Purdue's first nine conference games.

» Sophomore guard Terone Johnson, who has moved into the starting lineup for the last two games, has improved his scoring average by 2.7 points per game and his shooting efficiency by 11.6 percent this season.

» Sophomore forward Travis Carroll has played well in Purdue's last five outings, averaging 4.2 points per game on 61.5 percent shooting (8-of-13) and corralling 19 rebounds (3.8/game); Carroll ranks sixth in the league with an average of 2.0 offensive rebounds/game in Big Ten play.