No. 14/9 Men's Basketball Set For First-Ever Meeting With Alcorn State

PURDUESPORTSDOTCOM Freshman forward Travis Carroll tallied eight rebounds in the Boilermakers' season-opening victory over Howard on Sunday.
Freshman forward Travis Carroll tallied eight rebounds in the Boilermakers' season-opening victory over Howard on Sunday.

Nov. 16, 2010

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Tip: 7:06 p.m. ET
Television: Big Ten Network. Eric Collins handles play-by-play with Jim Jackson alongside as color analyst and Bryan Carter producing.
Radio: The Purdue Sports Network (Flagship - WSHP, 95.7 FM). Larry "The 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: Sirius 122; XM 143.
Rankings: Purdue is ranked 14th in the Associated Press poll and ninth in the ESPN/USA Today poll. Alcorn 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

No. 14/9 Purdue looks for its second win in as many tries when it meets Alcorn State for the first time on the hardwood ... The Boilermakers will aim to maintain the hot perimeter shooting that saw them make 13 shots from beyond the arc - a high under head coach Matt Painter - in the season opener ... Purdue will also look to continue the offensive efficiency that resulted in 21 assists on 25 field goals in the opener ... AP Preseason All-American JaJuan Johnson looks to continue his dominance on the defensive end of the floor after blocking five shots and grabbing 12 total rebounds in the opener ... Senior guard E'Twaun Moore needs 15 points to pass Melvin McCants for 15th place on Purdue's career scoring chart ... All 13 of the Boilers' active players saw the court on Sunday, with 11 playing at least 12 minutes, as Painter looks to gain experience for his underclassmen and solidify a rotation ... Purdue's bench outscored Howard's reserves by a count of 41-7 ... Purdue is 21-5 (.808) under Painter in the month of November ... The Boilermakers head into Wednesday's game with a 19-game winning streak in regular-season non-conference games ... The Boilermakers' 57 wins since the beginning of the 2008-09 season are tied for the seventh-most in the country during that span ... Purdue owns a 71-12 (.855) record in regular-season home games under Painter, and has won at least 14 games at Mackey Arena in each of the last four seasons ... Painter has reached the 20-win mark in five of his six seasons as a college head coach ... The Boilermakers have established a .543 winning percentage in Big Ten road games over the last four seasons, nearly 20 percent higher than the conference-wide mark of .361 ... Purdue owns a conference-best six-game winning streak in true road games ... The Boilermakers are one of only three teams in the nation to rank in the top 20 of the adjusted defensive efficiency rankings ( in each of the last four seasons ... Purdue ranked fourth in Division I with a +4.8 turnover margin and outscored its opponents by an average of 7.1 points per game off turnovers in 2009-10 ... Purdue is 43-1 (.977) during Painter's tenure when it has earned the edge in both the rebounding and turnover battles ... Over the last four years, the Boilermakers have forced their opponents into an average of 16.1 turnovers per game, while yielding an average of just 12.0 assists for an assist-to-turnover ratio of 0.75 since the start of the 2006-07 season ... The Boilers have won 23-straight games when scoring 70 or more points ... The Boilermakers are the only team in the nation to place three players on the Wooden Award Preseason Top 50 (Hummel, Johnson, Moore) ... Johnson also became the second player in program history to earn AP Preseason All-America honors ... Johnson and Moore each need to play in 20 more wins to overtake former teammate Keaton Grant as the program's all-time winningest players ... The duo also needs 21 more victories to match the Class of 2010 as the winningest class the program has ever seen ... Moore is 460 points, 58 rebounds and 105 assists shy of becoming the second player in Big Ten history to record 2,000/500/400 for his career ... He is also within striking distance of joining Hummel and two others as the only players in Purdue history with 1,000 points, 500 rebounds, 200 assists, 100 steals and 50 blocks ... Moore has the chance to become the first player in program history to lead the Boilermakers in scoring in four-consecutive seasons ... He also needs to play 469 minutes to break Troy Lewis' program record for court time ... Johnson is looking to become just the second player in program history to lead the team in blocked shots in four-straight years.