Dec. 16, 2010
Tip: 4:06 p.m. ET
Television: Big Ten Network. Eric Collins handles play-by-play with Tim Doyle alongside as color analyst, Charissa Thompson on the sidelines and Bryan Carter producing.
Radio: The Purdue Sports Network (Flagship - WSHP, 95.7 FM). Larry "The Cliz" Clisby (play-by-play) and Rob Blackman (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 17th in the ESPN/USA Today poll. Indiana State is not ranked in either poll.
Live Stats: Live stats will not be available for the Boilermaker BlockBuster.
No. 19/17 Purdue takes the court for the first time in a week to face off with Indiana State in a one-year return of the Boilermaker BlockBuster ... Saturday's event marks the first BlockBuster since Dec. 18, 2004 ... Purdue is 8-3 in the event's history ... Purdue is 11-10 all-time at Conseco Fieldhouse, and 8-6 at the venue under head coach Matt Painter ... The Boilers are 22-15 (.595) under Painter on neutral courts ... Purdue has won 10 games in a row over in-state opponents, and is 14-7 against Hoosier State teams in Painter's tenure ... The Boilermakers enter the contest in the midst of a four-game winning streak in which they are only yielding 54.2 points per game and allowing opponents to shoot .393 from the floor and .189 from the arc ... Purdue is 33-10 (.767) under Painter and has won 10-straight outings in the month of December ... The Boilermakers will look to deploy their pressure defense against an Indiana State squad that averages 15.1 turnovers per game ... Opponents are turning the ball over at a rate of 17.0 times per game during the Boilers' four-game winning streak ... After getting outrebounded in two-straight games, Purdue has been even or ahead on the boards in its last three outings ... The rebounding department looks roughly even heading into the contest, as Purdue is +4.0 on the season and ISU is +3.9 on the year ... Purdue heads into the game yielding only a 25.4-percent opponent conversion rate from the three-point arc, the best mark in the Big Ten and the seventh-best nationally ... Five of the Boilermakers' 10 opponents have shot less than 20.0 percent from long range ... Purdue currently owns a +5.80 turnover margin, good for 17th nationally, and is outscoring its opponents by an average of 10.0 points per game off of turnovers ... Purdue is 48-1 (.980) during Painter's tenure when it has earned the edge in both the rebounding and turnover battles ... Eight different Boilermakers have drawn starting nods this season ... Nine different Purdue players have turned in a double-figure scoring performance this season, while five of the Boilers' 10 games have featured a quartet of double-figure scorers ... The Boilers have scored at least 76 points seven times this season, and have won 29-straight games when scoring 70 or more points ... Senior guard E'Twaun Moore moved up four spots from No. 11 to No. 7 on Purdue's career scoring chart last week, and enters Saturday's game with 1,730-career points ... He is shooting .520 from the three-point arc during Purdue's current winning streak, and needs three triples to become just the fourth Boilermaker to reach 200 for his career ... He has also needs five rebounds to reach 500 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, and needs 17 more to move into 10th place on the list ... 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 51.3 percent of the Boilermakers' point production, while combining to shoot .495 from the field, this season ... Purdue is 54-7 (.885) in Johnson and Moore's careers when both score in double figures ... Purdue will look to continue the offensive efficiency that has resulted in 174 assists on 272 field goals (64.0 percent) this season ... Junior guard Lewis Jackson leads Purdue with an average of 3.9 assists per game and owns a 2.44 assist-to-turnover ratio ... Jackson has 12 assists and only four turnovers in Purdue's last two games.