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GAME 29 | PURDUE (15-13, 5-10) at [20 | 19] Iowa (19-9, 8-7)
Sunday, March 2, 2014 | 2 PM (ET), 1 PM (CT)
Iowa City, Iowa | Carver-Hawkeye Arena (15,400)
Television: BTN (Mike Couzens, Stephen Bardo)
Radio: Purdue Sports Network (Larry Clisby, Rob Blackman)
Satellite Radio: Iowa Broadcast (SIRIUS 85, XM 85)
Purdue Travels to Iowa City For Only Meeting With The Hawkeyes
The Purdue men's basketball team continues its late-season gauntlet as the Boilermakers head to Iowa City for their only meeting of the season with the No. 20-ranked Iowa Hawkeyes. It marks the second straight, and third ranked team in the last four games, that Purdue will square off against.
Tipoff is slated for Sunday at 2 p.m. (ET) and will be broadcast on the Big Ten Network as well as on BTN2Go with Mike Couzens and Stephan Bardo on the call. It can also be heard on the Purdue Sports Network with Larry Clisby and Rob Blackman on the broadcast. The Iowa broadcast will be available nationally on SIRIUS (Ch. 85) and XM (Ch. 91) Satellite Radio.
The Last Time Out -- Michigan 77, Purdue 76 (OT)
Glenn Robinson III hit a running baseline jumper off the glass that bounced in, out and back in with no time left in overtime to hand the Boilermakers a 77-76 overtime setback on Wednesday night in Mackey Arena. The win kept Michigan alone atop the Big Ten standings, while denying the Boilermakers a much-needed signature win.
The Boilermakers surged to a 19-point first-half lead (27-8) before settling in for a 37-24 halftime lead. The Wolverines then opened the second half 19-8 run over eight-plus minutes to cut the lead to two. Purdue would not trail in regulation and still led by one in overtime before missing the front end of a one-and-one with 12.2 seconds left, Purdue's only miss of the night, setting up Robinson's heroics.
Five players scored in double-figures, led by the Johnson brothers, who combined for 43 points, 10 assists and eight rebounds. Combined with the assists, the duo had a hand in 21 of Purdue's 26 field goals made. Rapheal Davis recorded his first career double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds and A.J. Hammons contributed 11 points while Kendall Stephens had 10.
The Boilermakers will play its second of three straight games against ranked opponents on Sunday, hoping to make one final surge up the Big Ten league standings. Purdue must still face Iowa (8-6), 14th-ranked Wisconsin (10-5) and Northwestern (5-10) in the regular season. The Iowa and Wisconsin games come on the road, where the two teams are a combined 25-6 at their respective home facilities.
Purdue limps into Iowa City in seach of a signature win having lost three straight games and allowing 82.3 points per game over the last three outings. In Big Ten play, Purdue currently ranks 12th in scoring defense, 11th in field goal percentage defense and 10th in turnover margin.
Meanwhile offensively, Purdue has scored at least 76 points in three of the last four games. However, the three games it reached 76 points came at Mackey Arena. In its last road game, the Boilers shot just 30.2 percent in a 76-57 loss at Nebraska. Purdue is averaging 11.3 points per game fewer on the road than at home.
Purdue leads the all-time series with Iowa, 86-72, having won 11 of last 13 meetings.
Purdue is 4-2 against the Hawkeyes in its last six meetings at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.
Neither team has scored 80 points in the series since Feb. 1, 2003, a span of 20 games.
Purdue has won six straight games at Mackey Arena against the Hawkeyes.
Matt Painter is 11-4 against Iowa, his second-best record against a Big Ten foe (Penn St.).
Purdue meets No. 14-ranked Wisconsin on Wednesday night at the Kohl Center, tipping off at 9 p.m. (ET) on BTN. The Badgers won the first meeting, 72-58, on Jan. 25.