Feb. 17, 2012
Purdue game notes
Tip: 1:00 p.m. ET
Television: CBS. Kevin Harlan handles play-by-play with Clark Kellogg 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) and call the action. Blackman also handles the pregame show, and Wes Scott engineers.
Satellite Radio: Sirius 91; XM 91.
Rankings: Purdue is not ranked in either the Associated Press or ESPN/USA Today polls. Michigan State is ranked seventh in the AP poll and eighth in the coaches' poll.
Live Stats: GameTracker live stats are available for all Purdue home games. A link to those stats can be found at purduesports.com.
» Purdue looks to win three in a row in Big Ten play for the first time this season when it clashes with No. 7/8 Michigan State at Mackey Arena on Sunday.
» The Boilers have won four of the last five meetings with MSU at Mackey; the Spartans won the season's first contest, 83-58, in East Lansing on Jan. 21.
» Purdue is 32-14 (.696) under head coach Matt Painter in the month of February.
» The Boilermakers will take to the court Sunday in search of their 100th win since the start of the 2008-09 season; a victory would make the Class of 2012 the third in Purdue history to win 100 games.
» Senior forward Robbie Hummel scored Purdue's last seven points, and nine of its last 11, in the Boilers' win at Illinois on Wednesday; Hummel was 0-of-11 from the field and scored just two points in MSU's win over Purdue in January.
» Purdue is the nation's best team at taking care of the basketball, ranking first nationally with an average of just 8.8 per game; the Boilers are averaging just 5.6 turnovers per game in their last five outings.
» The Boilers are also among the nation's best in assist-to-turnover ratio and turnover margin, ranking third (1.51) and seventh (+4.8), respectively; Purdue has forced opponents into an average of 13.6 turnovers per game this season and owns an average +5.7 margin in points off of turnovers.
» The Boilers are 29-of-58 (.500) from three-point range in their last two games, with senior Ryne Smith connecting on seven of his 14 attempts in those contests.
» Senior Lewis Jackson's 2.8 assist-to-turnover ratio in Big Ten games is the best in the conference heading into the weekend; Jackson has compiled 17 assists against just three turnovers in Purdue's last three games.
» Purdue has led in bench points in 20 of its 26 games this year; the Boilermaker reserves have averaged 24.0 points on 45.3 percent shooting in Purdue's 13 conference games.
» Junior D.J. Byrd is Purdue's second-leading scorer in conference action with an average of 12.2 points per outing; he has reached double figures in five-straight games, shooting 50.0 percent from the three-point line in Big Ten action.
» Byrd has connected on 16 of his last 30 three-point field goal attempts (.533); he is tied for the Big Ten lead in three-point field goals per game in league play (2.5) and ranks second in three-point field goal percentage in B1G action (.500).
» Barlow has scored in double digits in three of Purdue's last four games, and has netted double figures 10 times on the season.