Dec. 3, 2012
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.
» 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.