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Michigan State vs. Purdue
Time: 8 p.m. ET
Arena: Mackey Arena (14,123)
Date: February 7
Location: West Lafayette, Ind.
Television: ESPN-Plus Local will air the game. Jim Barbar (play-by-play) and Greg Kelser (color commentary) call the action. Casey Carter is the producer.
Radio: The Boilermaker Sports Network (Flagship - WLFF, 95.3 FM, XM Radio 199) Larry "The Cliz" Clisby (play-by-play) and Ralph Taylor (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: More than 2,000 remaining.
Records: Purdue 15-8, 4-5 Michigan State 17-7, 4-5
Rankings: Neither Purdue or Michigan State is ranked in either poll. The Boilermakers are ranked 47th in the Feb. 4 RPI Poll and the Spartans are ranked 39th.
Series: This is the 102nd meeting between the two schools. More information on the series can be found on Page No. 3.
Coaches: Purdue - Matt Painter (Purdue `94) is 24-27 in his second year at Purdue and 49-32 in his third season overall as a head coach.
Michigan State - Tom Izzo (Northern Michigan `77) is 272-116 in his 12th season at Michigan State and 272-116 in his 12th season overall as a head coach.
Web Sites: Purdue - purduesports.com Michigan State - msuspartans.com
Purdue Hosts Michigan State In Lone Regular-Season Meeting
Purdue hosts Michigan State in the only regular-season meeting between the two teams on Wednesday, Feb. 7, at 8 p.m. ET in Mackey Arena in West Lafayette. The game will air locally on ESPN-Plus.
The Boilermakers are coming off their first road win of the season, a 69-59 decision at Penn State on Saturday. Purdue is 12-1 at home this season and 3-1 in home conference games.
Michigan State is coming off its first home loss of the season, a 63-54 decision to No. 4 Ohio State on Saturday. The Spartans have dropped their last three games.
This will be the 102nd meeting between the two teams. Purdue leads the series, 59-42.
A Purdue Win Would ...
-Give Purdue 16 wins for the first time since the 2003-04 season.
-Make Purdue 13-1 at home to begin the season for the first time since the 1997-98 season, tying it for the best start at home in the last 10 seasons. The Boilermakers went 14-1 in the 2002-03 season.
-Give Purdue a 4-1 start in home conference games for the first time since the 1997-98 season.
-Snap a five-game losing streak to the Spartans.
-Be Purdue's first win over Michigan State since a 76-70 overtime win in Mackey Arena on Jan. 25, 2004.
-Give Purdue its 60th win over Michigan State in the series history.
-Give Purdue a 37-14 record against Michigan State in West Lafayette.
-Improve the Boilermakers to 3-7 in their last 10 games against Michigan State.
-Improve Matt Painter's record to 1-2 against Michigan State.
-Improve Matt Painter's career coaching record to 50-32 overall and 25-27 at Purdue.
-Improve Purdue's all-time record to 1,525-895.
Purdue Versus The Big Ten Conference
Purdue's game against Michigan State will be the 1,402nd game against a Big Ten Conference opponent for the Boilermakers.
The Boilermakers are 800-601 against the rest of the league.
Purdue owns a 59-42 record against Michigan State and is 36-14 in games played in West Lafayette.
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.
The Michigan State Spartans
-Michigan State is 17-7 on the season and 4-5 in conference action. The Spartans are 1-5 on the road and 1-4 on the road in Big Ten games.
-The Spartans have two players averaging in double-figure scoring. Junior Drew Neitzel leads the way averaging 18.6 points per game. Raymar Morgan is averaging 10.5 points per game after missing the first seven games of the season.
-The Spartans are outrebounding teams by 9.2 boards per game. Michigan State has held teams to 37.7 percent shooting from the field. In addition, the Spartans are outscoring teams by 10.8 points per game.
The Purdue-Michigan State Series
Purdue and Michigan State will be meeting for only the 102nd time. Here are a few notes on the series:
-Purdue leads the series 59-42.
-Michigan State won the last meeting, a 70-58 decision on March 6, in the 2006 Big Ten Tournament in Indianapolis.
-Michigan State has won the last five meetings and seven of the last eight.
-Purdue is 36-14 against Michigan State in West Lafayette, Ind.
-Purdue's last win over Michigan State in West Lafayette was a 76-70 overtime win on Jan. 25, 2004.
-Purdue has won six of the last 10 meetings between the two teams in West Lafayette.
-Michigan State's last win in West Lafayette was a 68-57 win on Feb. 19, 2005.
-Purdue coach Matt Painter is 0-2 against Michigan State.
Fifteen And Counting
Purdue's 69-59 win over Penn State on Feb. 3, was its 15th 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.
In addition, Purdue has gone 4-5 in conference games. It won six conference games over the last two seasons combined.
Painter Going For No. 50
Purdue's next win will be the 50th career win for Matt Painter. Painter is 49-32 in three seasons. as head coach, including 24-27 at Purdue.