Men's Basketball to Face Lamar on Tuesday

PURDUESPORTSDOTCOM Junior guard Terone Johnson leads the Boilermakers in scoring with an average of 12.7 points per game.
PURDUESPORTSDOTCOM
Junior guard Terone Johnson leads the Boilermakers in scoring with an average of 12.7 points per game.
PURDUESPORTSDOTCOM

Dec. 3, 2012

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The Last Meeting
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December 27, 1985
Santa Clara, Calif.

Tip: 6:31 p.m. ET
Television: BTN (Collins/Harrington/Lentz).
Radio: Purdue Sports Network (Clisby/Blackman/Taylor/Scott).
National Radio: Sirius 137; XM 191.
Rankings: Purdue - NR/NR; Lamar - NR/NR
Live Stats: Live stats are available via purduesports.com.

GAME STORYLINES
» Purdue will look to get back to .500 on Tuesday when it faces Lamar at 6:30 p.m. ET in the teams' second-ever meeting.

» Tuesday's game will feature a matchup of friends and former AAU teammates on the sidelines in Purdue head coach Matt Painter and Lamar head coach Pat Knight.

» Purdue is coming off of a hard-fought 63-57 loss to Xavier in which it outrebounded the Musketeers by 15 but struggled from the field in the second half.

» Junior Terone Johnson had one of the best outings of his career against Xavier, finishing with 19 points and 10 rebounds to mark his first-career double-double; Johnson was 7-of-15 from the floor and 5-of-6 from the free throw line against X.

» After a slow start, junior Terone Johnson has averaged 17.0 points on 48.6 percent shooting (18-of-37), while adding 6.7 rebounds and 3.3 assists, over Purdue's last three games.

» The Boilermakers are 101-18 (.849) at Mackey Arena under the guidance of eighth-year head coach Matt Painter; Purdue is also 42-13 (.764) during the month of December in Painter's tenure.

» Purdue is +9.7 on the glass for the season, and will look to continue its strong rebounding effort on Tuesday when it faces a Lamar team that is -2.2 in the rebounding department this year.

» Purdue ranks second in the Big Ten with an average of 15.6 offensive rebounds per game, having led or tied in that category in each of its seven games; freshman A.J. Hammons leads the Boilers with an average of 2.6 offensive boards per game, good for seventh in the league.

» Purdue's aggressiveness on the offensive glass has led to an average margin of +6.0 second-chance points per game; the Boilers are outscoring opponents by a count of 95-53 on second chances this season.

» After initially struggling from the free throw line this season, Purdue has shot 73.5 percent (50-of-68) from the stripe in its last three games; Terone Johnson has connected on 12 of his 15 attempts (80.0 percent) over that stretch.

» With nine Purdue players averaging double-digit minutes through seven games, the Boilermakers boast an average bench-scoring margin of +13.4 points per game; the Boilers have nearly doubled their opponents' reserves in the scoring department this season (189-95).

» Hammons has played with poise since moving into the starting lineup for the UNCW game, averaging 8.3 points, 6.7 rebounds and 1.3 blocks per game over three contests.