Nov. 3, 2013
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Wayne State (Neb.) (0-0) at Purdue (0-0)
Monday, Nov. 4, 2013 | 7 p.m. (ET)
West Lafayette, Ind. | Mackey Arena (14,846)
Video: PurdueSports.com (All-Access)
Radio: Purdue Sports Network
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Series: First Meeting
The Boilermakers close out their exhibition slate on Monday, Nov. 4, when Wayne State (Neb.) of the Northern Sun Conference visits West Lafayette for the first meeting between the two teams. Tip-off is slated for 7:05 p.m. (ET) in Mackey Arena and the game will be streamed online on the Big Ten Digital Network. Fans can also listen to the game on the Purdue Sports Network as Larry Clisby returns for his 31st season on the call for Purdue Basketball and is joined by Ralph Taylor and Rob Blackman. Live stats will be available via Gametracker on PurdueSports.com and Twitter updates are available on the official Purdue Basketball Twitter account, @BoilerBall.
Purdue enters the 2013-14 season with high hopes, looking to return to the NCAA Tournament for the seventh time in the last eight years after missing last year's tournament with a 16-18 overall record. The Boilermakers actually finished tied for seventh in the Big Ten with a pair of teams (Minnesota and Illinois) that won games in the NCAA Tournament, but Purdue was just 7-6 in non-conference action to eliminate any chance at a berth.
The Boilermakers opened the season last Wednesday with their first exhibition game of the year in an 80-73 decision over the University of Indianapolis. The Boilermakers led by as many as many as 17 points, but could never quite shake the Greyhounds.
Purdue shot just 39.1 percent from the field (25-of-64) and was just 6-of-24 (.250) from three-point range. Purdue, which struggled with turnovers a year ago, had just nine in the contest.
Purdue was led by Terone Johnson's 17 points in 22 minutes, while Rapheal Davis (13), Kendall Stephens (11), Bryson Scott (11) and Jay Simpson (10) all scored in double figures for Purdue.
About Wayne State (Neb.) College
Wayne State College, located in Wayne, Neb. (pop. 5,661), about 104 miles northwest of Omaha, went 17-12 a year ago and finished in 10th place with an 11-11 record in the 16-team Northern Sun Conference a year ago. The Wildcats lost their top three scorers from a year ago and hired first-year head coach Brian Dolan after seven years at Upper Iowa University.
Leading the way is senior forward Ryan Rolfzen, who is the top-returning scorer (6.9) and rebounder (3.3) for the Wildcats. Tyler Bauschek (5.8), Adol Aluong (5.0) and Jordan Holdsworth (4.8) are the only other returnees to average over 4.0 points per game last year.
Wayne State shot 47.4 percent from the field, 37.7 percent from three-point range and 73.3 percent from the free throw line, averaging 66.3 points per game. Wayne State allowed foes to shoot 46.2 percent a year ago.
Matt Painter enters his ninth year at Purdue, ranking tied for third with Ray Eddy (1951-65) on the school's career wins list with a 176-95 record. He won his 200th career game last year in an 89-73 win over Minnesota on March 9.
Wayne State is led by first-year head coach Brian Dolan, who spent the previous seven years at D-II Upper Iowa University. He compiled a 67-127 record there, but went 20-12 a year ago, leading the Peacocks to the 2013 NCAA Division II Tournament.
A Purdue Win Would...
... move it to 58-7 all-time in exhibition games.
... be the 22nd straight exhibition win for Purdue.
... move Painter to 18-0 in exhibition games.
... make Purdue 21-0 vs. college teams in exhibitions.
... make Purdue 2-0 vs. the Northern Sun in exhib. play.