Nov. 2, 2012
Tip: 8:05 p.m. ET
Television: Big Ten Digital Network (Purdue Sports Network broadcast will serve as audio).
Radio: Purdue Sports Network (Clisby/Blackman/Taylor/Scott).
National Radio: -
Live Stats: GameTracker live stats are available through purduesports.com.
» Purdue will look to remain unbeaten in exhibition games under head coach Matt Painter when it plays Newberry on Saturday in its exhibition finale; Painter was an assistant to Newberry head coach Dave Davis at Barton College during the 1994-95 season.
» The Boilers are one of just 11 teams in the nation to qualify for the NCAA Tournament in each of the last six seasons, and one of just 24 squads across the country to post at least 20 wins in each of the last six years; a seventh-straight 20-win season in 2012-13 would set a new program record.
» Since the beginning of the 2001-02 season, the Boilermakers are 18-0 in exhibition games against collegiate teams; Purdue is 57-5 all-time in exhibition games at home.
» Junior Terone Johnson led the Boilers with 24 points on 7-of-14 shooting in Tuesday's exhibition win over Montevallo; junior Sandi Marcius led the way with seven rebounds and freshman Ronnie Johnson dished out six assists against just two turnovers.
» Purdue will open the regular season on Nov. 9 when it hosts Bucknell in the first game of the 2K Sports Classic benefitting Wounded Warrior Project West Lafayette Regional; the Boilermakers will also play Hofstra at home two days later before heading to New York City and Madison Square Garden for the tournament's championship rounds.
» The Boilers got an early start to the 2012-13 season in August when they traveled to Italy as a team, playing four games and touring Rome, Florence, Venice and Como along the way.
» Purdue was 3-1 on the tour, with freshman Rapheal Davis leading the team in scoring at 14.3 points per game and Marcius pacing the team on the boards at 10.5 rebounds per game.
» Senior D.J. Byrd enters the season already ranked 15th on Purdue's career chart with 116 three-point field goals; his 116-career triples are the sixth-most among active Big Ten players.
» Terone Johnson led the Boilers with a .472 field goal percentage last season (min. 100 attempts), despite shooting just .310 from the arc; the Indianapolis native reworked his jump shot in the offseason and will look to translate that work into game action early in the campaign.
» Terone Johnson enters the season just 10 points shy of 500 for his career; the Indianapolis native averaged 9.2 points per game a year ago and owns an average of 7.1 for his career.
» Painter heads into the season with 160 wins at his alma mater, 16 shy of tying Ray Eddy for third place on the program's coaching victories chart (176).