Men's Basketball To Meet Northern State In Exhibition Play On Tuesday

PURDUESPORTSDOTCOM Matt Painter's seventh season as the Boilermakers' head coach will begin on Tuesday against Northern State.
PURDUESPORTSDOTCOM
Matt Painter's seventh season as the Boilermakers' head coach will begin on Tuesday against Northern State.
PURDUESPORTSDOTCOM

Oct. 31, 2011

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Tip: 7:05 p.m. ET
Television: BTN.com. Matt Staudt handles play-by-play with Brendan Hack alongside as color analyst, Christie Hilbrich on the sidelines and Cory Palm producing.
Radio: The Purdue Sports Network (Flagship - WSHP, 95.7 FM). Larry "Cliz" Clisby (play-by-play), Rob Blackman (analyst) and Ralph Taylor (analyst) call the action. Blackman also handles the pregame show, and Wes Scott engineers.
Satellite Radio: None.
Rankings: Purdue is receiving votes in both the Associated Press and ESPN/USA Today polls. Northern State is not ranked in either poll.
Live Stats: GameTracker live stats are available for all Purdue home games. A link to those stats is available at purduesports.com.

GAME STORYLINES
» Purdue kicks off the 2011-12 season when it welcomes Northern State to Mackey Arena for its exhibition opener, one of two exhibitions on the slate prior to Mackey Celebration Weekend.

» Tuesday night could mark the return of senior forward Robbie Hummel to the Purdue lineup, as well as the first game action for redshirt freshman Anthony Johnson and true freshmen Neal Beshears, Donnie Hale and Jacob Lawson.

» Since the begining of the 2001-02 season, the Boilermakers are 15-0 in exhibition games against collegiate teams, posting a 21.5-point average margin of victory.

» The Boilermakers have won 82 games over the last three seasons, the eighth-best win total in the nation and the second-most in the Big Ten.

» Purdue is one of eight programs in the nation that has won at least 25 games in each of the last four seasons.

» Purdue is one of three Big Ten programs that has won at least 20 games in each of the last five seasons (also Ohio State and Wisconsin), and its streak of five-straight 20-win seasons is the second-longest in school history.

» The Boilers were 16-0 at Mackey Arena in 2010-11, making them one of only nine teams from the BCS conferences to finish the year unblemished at home.

» Purdue's current 17-game home winning streak is the fourth-longest in the history of Mackey Arena.

» Hummel was named Preseason All-Big Ten on Oct. 27 by a panel of league media, marking his third-career selection to the team and the fourth year in a row that Purdue has been represented on the squad.

» Hummel has also been named to the preseason watch list for the John R. Wooden Award for the fourth-consecutive season.

» Tuesday night is also Costume Night at Mackey Arena, and fans in costume will receive a 20-percent discount on merchandise at Purdue Pride.