Dec. 6, 2011
Purdue game notes | Western Carolina game notes
Tip: 7:36 p.m. ET
Television: BTN. Eric Collins handles play-by-play with Keno Davis alongside as color analyst.
Radio: The Purdue Sports Network (Flagship - WSHP, 95.7 FM). Larry "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 134.
Rankings: Purdue is receiving votes in both the Associated Press and ESPN/USA Today polls. Western Carolina is not ranked in either poll.
Live Stats: GameTracker live stats are available for all Purdue home games. A link to those stats can be found at purduesports.com.
» The Boilers will look to get back on the winning track on Wednesday when they open back-to-back home games with their first meeting with Western Carolina since 2006.
» The Boilermakers are 91-12 (.883) at Mackey Arena under the direction of head coach Matt Painter.
» Purdue enters the contest in the midst of a 22-game home winning streak, the second-longest in Mackey Arena history and tied for the fourth-longest home winning streak in the nation.
» The Boilermakers' last home loss in non-conference competition came to Duke on Dec. 2, 2008 - a span of 23 games.
» Purdue is 37-11 (.771) under Painter in the month of December; Saturday's loss at Xavier snapped Purdue's 15-game winning streak in December games.
» The Boilermakers are forcing opponents into an average of 15.9 turnovers per game on the year after harassing Xavier into 22 miscues on Saturday; The Boilers own a +9.3 average margin in the points-off-of-turnovers department.
» Purdue's pressure defense came up with 13 steals on Saturday at Xavier, one shy of the season high it set against Northern Illinois on opening night; Lewis Jackson and Terone Johnson tied their career highs with four and three thefts, respectively.
» Purdue is 94-of-210 (.376) from beyond the arc on the season, averaging 8.8 triples per game; the Boilermakers have made at least 12 treys in a game four times on the year, and are 22-4 (.846) under Painter when connecting on at least 10 three-point field goals.
» Seniors Ryne Smith and Robbie Hummel have combined to shoot 54-of-116 (.466) from the arc this season; the duo ranks first and second in the Big Ten, respectively, in three-point field goals per game.
» Smith has made 110 triples in his career, and needs one to tie Glenn Robinson and Chris Lutz for 14th place on Purdue's career chart.
» Purdue has led in bench points in seven of its nine games this year, with guards Anthony Johnson and Terone Johnson combining to average 15.2 points per game in reserve.
» Hummel needs seven rebounds to move into Purdue's career top 10; he enters Wednesday's contest with 657-career boards.