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Ball State vs. Purdue
Time: 7 p.m. ET
Arena: Mackey Arena (14,123)
Date: December 5
Location: West Lafayette, Ind.
Television: The Big Ten Network will air the game. Roger Twibell (play-by-play) and Wayne Morgan (color commentary) call the action. Bryan Carter is the producer.
Radio: The Boilermaker Sports Network (Flagship - WSHP, 95.7 FM, XM Radio) Larry "The Cliz" Clisby (play-by-play) and Ralph Taylor (color commentary) call the action. Rob Blackman handles the pregame show, and Randy "Don't Call Me Radio" Wilkins engineers.
Internet: All games can be heard on sports.yahoo.com.
Tickets: Less than 1,600 remaining. Fans can call 800-49-SPORT for tickets.
Records: Purdue 4-1 Ball State 0-6
Rankings: Neither Ball State nor Purdue are ranked in either poll.
Series: This is the eighth meeting between the two schools. Purdue leads the series, 5-2. More information on the series can be found on Page 5.
Coaches: Purdue - Matt Painter (Purdue `94) is 35-32 in his third year at Purdue and 60-37 in his fourth season overall as a head coach.
Ball State - Billy Taylor (Notre Dame `95) is 0-6 in his first season at Ball State and 81-75 in his sixth season overall as a head coach.
Web Sites: Purdue - purduesports.com Ball State - ballstatesports.com
Purdue Seeks 20th Straight Non-Conference Home Win
Purdue hosts Ball State on Wednesday, Dec. 5, in a non-conference matchup in Mackey Arena in West Lafayette, Ind. The game will be televised in high definition by the Big Ten Network at 7 p.m. ET.
The Boilermakers are coming off a 71-60 win over Indiana State on Saturday in Mackey Arena. Purdue is 4-0 in its previous four home games.
Ball State is coming off a 71-58 loss at Valparaiso on Saturday night. The Cardinals are in the middle of five-straight games on the road. They are 0-2 in their first two outings.
Wednesday's matchup is the first of a three-game series between the teams.
A Purdue Win Would ...
-Give the Boilermakers a 5-1 start for the second-straight year under head coach Matt Painter.
-Be Purdue's fourth 5-1 start in the last 10 seasons.
-Give the Boilermakers 10 wins in their last 13 games dating back to last season.
-Make Purdue 21-1 in its last 22 home games.
-Keep Purdue a perfect 20-0 in home non-conference games under Matt Painter.
-Give Purdue its ninth-straight overall win in Mackey.
-Improve Purdue to 210-29 in home non-conference games in Mackey Arena.
-Improve Purdue to 6-2 against Ball State.
-Improve the Boilermakers to 44-15 in games against teams from the Mid-American Conference.
-Improve Matt Painter's career coaching record to 61-37 overall and 36-32 at Purdue.
-Improve Purdue's all-time record to 1,536-899.
Purdue Versus The Mid-American Conference
Purdue's game against Ball State will be the 59th against a Mid-American Conference opponent for the Boilermakers.
The Boilermakers are 43-15 against the league. Purdue is 5-2 against Ball State.
The Boilermakers have faced every team in the MAC except Buffalo. The last game against a team from the MId-American Conference was an 81-71 loss at Miami (Ohio) on Nov. 19, 2004, in Oxford, Ohio.
Purdue-Ball State Connections
-Purdue's Matt Painter grew up in Muncie, Ind., the home of Ball State. Painter attended Delta High School, where he was an Indiana All-Star.
-Ball State's Peyton Stovall is from Lafayette. He went to high school at Lafayette Jeff, where he was an Indiana All-Star. Peyton's brother, Prentice, competed in track at Purdue.
-Ball State assistant coach Jim Molinari is very familiar with the Big Ten. He was an assistant coach at Minnesota from 2004 to 2006 and was interim head coach during the 2006-07 season.
-Former Purdue player Al Brown was head coach at Ball State from 1982 to 1987. Brown is now an assistant coach with the Duke women's basketball team.
The Ball State Cardinals
-Ball State is 0-6 on the season. It is 0-4 at home and 0-2 on the road. The Cardinals' game at Purdue is their third of five-straight road games.
-The Cardinals are led in scoring by Anthony Newell, who is averaging 22.5 points per game. Newell only played in two games before being injuring his left foot. He will miss the next four to five weeks. Lafayette's Peyton Stovall is the only other Cardinal averaging in double figures with 12.5 points per game.
-Ball State is only shooting 39.1 percent from the field and 21.6 percent from behind the three-point line.
-The Cardinals are taking exceptional care of the ball. They are averaging only 10.2 turnovers per outing.
Indiana State Leftovers
Below are some additional notes from Purdue's 71-60 win over Indiana State.
-The win gives the Boilermakers a 4-1 start for the second-straight time under head coach Matt Painter. It is Purdue's third 4-1 start in the last 10 seasons.
-The win keeps Purdue a perfect 19-0 in home non-conference games under Matt Painter. It's also the eighth-straight overall win in Mackey Arena for the Boilermakers.
-Purdue's four freshmen (Robbie Hummel, E'Twaun Moore, Scott Martin, and JaJuan Johnson) combined for 38 points, 24 rebounds, 12 assists, four blocks, and two steals. Moore, Martin, and Hummel all scored in double-figures with 12, 10, and 10 points, respectively.
-Moore led the team with eight rebounds and five assists. The eight rebounds are a career high for Moore. He also had five assists against Bethune-Cookman in the season-opener.
-Another newcomer, junior Nemanja Calasan, led the Boilermakers in scoring with 16 points and also grabbed six rebounds.
-Purdue used an 11-0 run to take a 61-56 lead over the Sycamores. The 11-0 run was the second-longest run of the season for the Boilermakers. The previous long run was a 12-0 spurt against Loyola-Chicago on Nov. 24.
-After shooting 53.8 percent in the first half, the Sycamores were held to 33.3 percent in the second half. The Boilermakes also forced ISU into eight second-half tunovers.
-The Boilermakers dealt out a season high 17 assists.
The Purdue-Ball State Series
Purdue and Ball State will be meeting for the eighth time. Here are a few notes on the series:
-Purdue leads the series 5-2.
-The Cardinals won the last meeting in the series, a 72-52 decision on Dec. 18, 1999, in the Boilermaker BlockBuster in Indianapolis.
-The Boilermakers and Cardinals have split the last four games in the series.
-Purdue is 5-0 against Ball State in West Lafayette.
-The Boilermakers' average margin of victory over Ball State in Mackey Arena is 23.4 points per game.
-The last Purdue win in the series was a 56-48 victory on Nov. 21, 1991. More information on that contest can be found in the next column.
The Last Ball State Game In Mackey
The Boilermakers and Cardinals' last meeting in Mackey Arena was on Nov. 21, 1991. Below are a few notes on that game.
-Purdue won the contest 56-48.
-Purdue head coach Matt Painter was a junior with the Boilermakers. He recorded eight points, four rebounds, five assists and one steal in 30 minutes of action.
-The game was the season opener for the Boilermakers and also part of the Preseason NIT.
-Purdue reached the postseason for the 12th time in 13 seasons.