Feb. 24, 2012
Purdue game notes | Michigan game notes
Tip: 6:01 p.m. ET
Television: BTN. Gus Johnson handles play-by-play with Jim Jackson alongside as color analyst.
Radio: The Purdue Sports Network (Flagship - WSHP, 95.7 FM). Larry "Cliz" Clisby (play-by-play) and Rob Blackman (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 is ranked 11th in the AP poll and 13th in the coaches' poll.
Live Stats: Michigan will provide GameTracker live stats for Saturday's. A link to those stats can be found at purduesports.com.
» Purdue has won three of its last four as it looks to stay above .500 on the road in America's best conference when it heads to Crisler Arena on Saturday for a 6 p.m. showdown with Michigan.
» Purdue is 3-3 this season and 33-15 (.688) under head coach Matt Painter in the month of February.
» Purdue is tied for the Big Ten lead with 30 true road wins since the start of the 2007-08 season; Painter has guided the Boilermakers to a 32-23 (.582) record in their last 55 road games.
» The Boilers' win over Nebraska on Wednesday was their 100th since the start of the 2008-09 season, making the Class of 2012 the third in program history to hit the century mark.
» Purdue is the nation's best team at taking care of the basketball, ranking first nationally with an average of just 8.7 per game; the Boilers are averaging just 5.9 turnovers per game in their last seven outings.
» The Boilers are also among the nation's best in assist-to-turnover ratio and turnover margin, ranking fifth (1.55) and seventh (+4.6), respectively; Purdue owns an average +5.6 margin in points off of turnovers this season.
» Senior Robbie Hummel has scored 99 points since Feb. 12, the most in Division I over that time; he is averaging 23.1 points per game in the month of February to make it the highest-scoring month of his career, while also averaging 10.0 rebounds per game during the month.
» Senior Lewis Jackson's 2.9 assist-to-turnover ratio in Big Ten games is the best in the conference heading into Saturday's game; Jackson has compiled 27 assists against just six turnovers in Purdue's last five games.
» Hummel enters the contest with 1,661 points for his career, and needs six to move past former coach Cuonzo Martin for 13th place on the program charts.
» Junior D.J. Byrd is Purdue's second-leading scorer in conference action with an average of 12.4 points per outing; he has reached double figures in six-straight games, shooting 51.3 percent from the three-point line in Big Ten action.
» Byrd has connected on 21 of his last 38 three-point field goal attempts (.553); he leads Big Ten in three-point field goals per game in league play (2.8) and ranks second in three-point field goal percentage in B1G action (.513).
» Senior Ryne Smith currently ranks eighth on Purdue's single-season chart for three-pointers with 72 triples on the year; he needs to make eight more to pass Jimmy Oliver (1991) and Glenn Robinson (1994) for sixth on the list (79).
» Purdue has led in bench points in 20 of its 28 games this year; the Boilermaker reserves have averaged 22.5 points on 44.8 percent shooting in Purdue's 15 conference games.