Dec. 9, 2011
Purdue game notes
Tip: 4:06 p.m. ET
Television: BTN. Tom Hart handles play-by-play with Bob Ford 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 136.
Rankings: Purdue is receiving votes in both the Associated Press and ESPN/USA Today polls. Eastern Michigan 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 win their second in a row and remain perfect at home since March 2010 when they clash with Eastern Michigan on Saturday as part of a doubleheader at Mackey Arena.
» Senior forward Robbie Hummel led Purdue with 18 points in the teams' last meeting an 87-58 Boilermaker win on Nov. 17, 2008.
» The Boilermakers are 92-12 (.885) at Mackey Arena under the direction of head coach Matt Painter.
» Purdue enters the contest in the midst of a 23-game home winning streak, the second-longest in Mackey Arena history and 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 24 games.
» Purdue is 38-11 (.776) under Painter in the month of December; the Boilermakers have won 16 of their last 17 December games.
» Despite struggles as a team from the free throw line for Purdue, seniors Robbie Hummel, Lewis Jackson and Ryne Smith have combined to shoot .755 from the stripe, with Hummel leading the pack at .789; Jackson has the team's most makes and attempts from the line, standing at 41-of-56 on the season.
» The Boilermakers are forcing opponents into an average of 16.2 turnovers per game on the year after harassing Western Carolina into 19 miscues on Wednesday; The Boilers own a +9.2 average margin in the points-off-of-turnovers department.
» Purdue entered the week ranked second nationally with an average of 9.2 turnovers per game; despite 15 miscues against WCU, the Boilers are still averaging only 9.8 turnovers on the year and boast a 1.48 assist-to-turnover ratio.
» Purdue is averaging 8.5 triples per game for the season, third-most in the Big Ten; 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 Hummel have combined to shoot 59-of-129 (.457) from the arc this season; the duo ranks first and second in the Big Ten, respectively, in three-point field goals per game with averages of 3.3 and 2.6.
» Purdue has led in bench points in seven of its 10 games this year, with guards Anthony Johnson and Terone Johnson combining to average 14.7 points per game in reserve.