Men's Basketball to Clash with Santa Clara on Monday

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Freshman Rapheal Davis scored all 12 of his points against Western Illinois in the second half of Wednesday's win.

PURDUESPORTSDOTCOM
Freshman Rapheal Davis scored all 12 of his points against Western Illinois in the second half of Wednesday's win.
PURDUESPORTSDOTCOM

March 22, 2013

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Tip: 7:05 p.m. ET
Television: BTN.com (TBD/TBD).
Radio: Purdue Sports Network (Clisby/Blackman/Taylor/Scott).
Satellite Radio: Sirius TBD; XM TBD.
Rankings: Purdue - NR/NR; Santa Clara - NR/NR.
Live Stats: Live stats are available via purduesports.com.

GAME STORYLINES
» Purdue will meet Santa Clara for the first time in more than a decade on Monday when it hosts the Broncos in quarterfinal action of the College Basketball Invitational.

» A win on Monday would move head coach Matt Painter past Ray Eddy and into sole possession of third place on Purdue's coaching wins chart; a victory would also advance the Boilermakers to the CBI semifinals against an opponent still to be determined due to the tournament's re-bracketing process.

» Purdue is coming off of an 81-67 first-round win over Western Illinois in which it found its offensive stride, shooting 58.5 percent from the floor, 63.6 percent from the arc and 92.3 percent from the line as a team.

» Freshmen Rapheal Davis, Donnie Hale, A.J. Hammons and Ronnie Johnson combined for 46 of Purdue's 81 points - nearly 60 percent - against WIU; for the season, the quartet accounts for 46.1 percent of the Boilermakers' scoring.

» Purdue found out on March 11 that Terone Johnson and D.J. Byrd garnered All-Big Ten honors, while Hammons claimed a spot on the All-Freshman Team; Davis was named B1G Freshman of the Week the same day for his work against Michigan and Minnesota on March 6 and 9, respectively.

» The Boilers head into the week as the No. 2 rebounding team in the Big Ten (all games), grabbing an average of 39.0 per game; their rebounding average is the highest in the Painter Era, as is their +5.3 rebounding margin.

» Freshman A.J. Hammons needs seven rebounds to break the Purdue freshman record held by Joe Barry Carroll, who pulled down 206 boards in 1976-77; he is the leading freshman rebounder and shot blocker in the Big Ten this season.

» Hammons is the only active freshman in the power six conferences averaging at least 10 points, six rebounds and two blocks per game; Kentucky's Nerlens Noel also fit those criteria prior to suffering a season-ending knee injury.

» The Boilermakers have scored 1,074 of their 2,169 points (49.5 percent) this season in the paint; Purdue is averaging 32.5 points per game in the paint and outscoring opponents by an average of 6.5 points per game on the block.

» Byrd ranks second in the Big Ten with an average of 2.4 three-point field goals per game this season; his 78 triples on the year currently have him in ninth place on Purdue's single-season chart.

» Playmaking brothers Ronnie and Terone Johnson account for 34.4 percent of Purdue's scoring and 49.9 percent of the team's assists on the season; they combined to average 24.5 points and 7.2 assists per game in Big Ten play.

» Ronnie Johnson was stellar with the ball in his hands in Big Ten play, ranking second in the league in assists per game (4.6) and fifth in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.8) in B1G games; his 133 assists on the season are the second-most by a freshman in Purdue history.