Dec. 9, 2010
Complete Release in PDF Format
Tip: 6:36 p.m. ET
Television: Big Ten Network. Eric Collins handles play-by-play with Bob Ford 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 91; XM 196.
Rankings: Purdue is ranked 19th in the Associated Press poll and 18th in the ESPN/USA Today poll. North Florida 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.
No. 19/18 Purdue returns home for its first-ever meeting with North Florida on Saturday after winning its third game in a row at Valparaiso on Tuesday ... The Boilermakers enter the contest in the midst of a 12-game non-conference home winning streak ... The Boilermakers are 75-12 (.862) at Mackey Arena under head coach Matt Painter ... Purdue is 32-10 (.762) under Painter and have won nine-straight outings in the month of December ... Purdue had four players score in double figures at Valpo, marking the fifth time in nine games that a quartet of Boilers has scored 10 or more ... The Boilermakers will look to deploy their pressure defense against a UNF squad that averages 18.5 turnovers per game ... After getting outrebounded in two-straight games, Purdue has been even or ahead on the boards in its last two outings ... The Boilers own a +3.1 margin on the glass this season, while UNF is -3.7 heading into the contest ... After shooting just .605 from the free throw line in their first four games of the year, the Boilermakers are converting at a rate of .727 in their last five outings ... Purdue heads into the game yielding only a 26.1-percent opponent conversion rate from the three-point arc ... Four of the Boilermakers' opponents have shot less than 20.0 percent from long range ... Senior guard E'Twaun Moore moved from No. 11 to No. 8 on Purdue's career scoring chart with 23 points at Valparaiso, and needs nine points to eclipse Keith Edmonson for seventh on the list ... He has also averaged 7.2 rebounds per game in Purdue's last five contests, and needs six to reach 500 boards for his career ... Senior forward/center JaJuan Johnson moved into the top 20 on Purdue's career scoring list at Valparaiso, making him one of just 11 players to rank in the top 20 on both Purdue's scoring and rebounding lists ... He became the 20th player in program history to reach 600-career rebounds against Austin Peay on Nov. 23 ... Johnson has posted four double-doubles in seven outings this season, including three in a seven-day span in the Chicago Invitational Challenge ... Johnson blocked his 200th-career shot at Virginia Tech, becoming just the second Boilermaker to reach that feat ... He is one of five players nationally with 1,200 points, 600 rebounds and 100 blocks in his career ... Johnson and Moore have combined to account for 50.4 percent (307-of-605) of the Boilermakers' point production this season ... The Boilers' bench has also contributed more than a third of the team's offensive production ... Purdue is 53-7 (.883) in Johnson and Moore's careers when both score in double figures ... Eight different Boilermakers have drawn starting nods this season ... Nine different Purdue players have turned in a double-figure scoring performance this season after Kelsey Barlow and Lewis Jackson both did so at Valparaiso ... Purdue will look to continue the offensive efficiency that has resulted in 152 assists on 243 field goals (62.3 percent) this season ... Junior guard Lewis Jackson leads Purdue with an average of 3.4 assists per game and owns a 2.21 assist-to-turnover ratio ... Sophomore guard/forward D.J. Byrd is averaging 34.8 minutes played per turnover this season ... The Boilers have scored at least 76 points six times this season and have won 28-straight games when scoring 70 or more points ... The Boilermakers rank fourth in the nation in adjusted defensive efficiency with a mark of 84.7 (kenpom.com) ... Purdue currently owns a +6.22 turnover margin and is outscoring its opponents by an average of 10.6 points per game off of turnovers ... Purdue is 47-1 (.979) during Painter's tenure when it has earned the edge in both the rebounding and turnover battles ... Since the beginning of the 2006-07 season, the Boilermakers have forced their opponents into an average of 16.5 turnovers per game and limited foes to an 0.71 assist-to-turnover ratio.