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The Last Meeting
January 30, 2013
West Lafayette, Ind.
Purdue Falls to No. 3 Indiana, 97-60
Cody Zeller scored 13 of his 19 points in the first half, but No. 3 Indiana topped Purdue 97-60 on Wednesday night to hand the Boilermakers a tough loss at Mackey Arena.
» The 200th edition of one of college basketball's most storied rivalries will take place at 2 p.m. ET on Saturday when Purdue visits top-ranked Indiana at Assembly Hall.
» Purdue has never beaten a No. 1 team on its home court; the Boilers defeated a top-ranked Michigan State team at Mackey Arena on Jan. 13, 1979, and toppled No. 1 Arizona in Indianapolis on Nov. 25, 2000.
» Since opening his Purdue head coaching career with 17-consecutive road losses, Matt Painter has guided the Boilermakers to a 36-29 (.554) record in their last 65 games on opponents' home floors; Purdue's 34 road wins since the start of the 2007-08 season are the second-most in the Big Ten.
» The Boilers dropped a 79-59 contest at Illinois in their last outing despite receiving a combined 27 points and 11 rebounds from Terone and Ronnie Johnson.
» The playmaking brothers account for 34.3 percent of Purdue's scoring and 48.2 percent of the team's assists on the season; they combine to average 24.4 points and 6.8 assists per game in Big Ten play.
» The Boilermakers head into the weekend as the second-ranked rebounding team in the Big Ten in conference action, grabbing an average of 37.8 per game; Purdue's average of 13.3 offensive boards per game in league play is also the second-best in the Big Ten.
» Freshman center A.J. Hammons ranks fourth in the league in total rebounds per game (7.8) and second in offensive rebounds per game (3.1) in Big Ten action.
» Hammons ranks in the top three among B1G freshmen in points, total rebounds, offensive rebounds defensive rebounds and blocks per game (both overall and conference); he is the only active freshman in the power six conferences averaging at least 10 points, six rebounds and two blocks per game.
» Hammons leads the Big Ten lead with an average of 2.7 blocks per game in conference action, piling up 32 in 12 games; his effort has propelled the Boilers to an average of 5.2 blocks per B1G game, good for second in the league.
» With Hammons as the focal point, the Boilers have scored 816 of their 1,623 points (50.3 percent) this season in the paint; Purdue is averaging 32.6 points per game in the paint and outscoring opponents by an average of 6.2 points per game on the block.
» Ronnie Johnson has been stellar with the ball in his hands in Big Ten play, ranking second in the league in assists per game (4.4) and third in assist-to-turnover ratio (2.0) in B1G games; he is also averaging 10.9 points per game in league.
» The rookie quartet of Hammons, Johnson, Rapheal Davis and Donnie Hale are combining to average 30.4 points per game this season, which translates into 46.8 percent of the Boilermakers' scoring on the year.