No. 14/13 Men's Basketball To Clash With Mastodons On Tuesday

Dec. 20, 2010

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Tip: 6:31 p.m. ET
Television: Big Ten Network. Dave Revsine 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 121; XM 141.
Rankings: Purdue is ranked 14th in the Associated Press poll and 13th in the ESPN/USA Today poll. IPFW is not ranked in either poll.
Live Stats: GameTracker live stats are available for all Purdue home games. A link to those stats is available at

The Boilermakers face a final test before conference play on Tuesday when it squares off with IPFW at Mackey Arena ... The Boilermakers are in the midst of a four-game winning streak in which they are only yielding 53.8 points per game and allowing opponents to shoot .383 from the floor and .203 from the arc ... The Boilers also enter the contest in the midst of a 13-game non-conference home winning streak ... Purdue is 76-12 (.864) at Mackey Arena under head coach Matt Painter ... Purdue has won 11 games in a row over in-state opponents, and is 15-7 against Hoosier State teams in Painter's tenure ...Purdue is 34-10 (.773) under Painter and has won 11-straight outings in the month of December ... Then-sophomores JaJuan Johnson and E'Twaun Moore combined for 40 points in Purdue's last meeting with IPFW, netting 21 and 19, respectively ... Johnson is coming off of a career-high 31-point outburst against Indiana State, earning Weekly Watch Player of the Week recognition for his effort ... The Boilers' defense was active in the teams' last meeting, accounting for nine steals and seven blocks ... The Boilermakers will look to harass an IPFW squad that averages only 12.1 turnovers per game ... Opponents are turning the ball over at a rate of 17.2 times per game during the Boilers' four-game winning streak ... The Boilermakers (+3.3) will look to secure an edge on the boards against a Mastodons team that is -2.4 on the year in the rebounding department ... Purdue heads into the game yielding only a 25.2-percent opponent conversion rate from the three-point arc, the best mark in the Big Ten and the third-best nationally ... Five of the Boilermakers' 11 opponents have shot less than 20.0 percent from long range ... Purdue currently owns a +6.27 turnover margin, good for eighth nationally, and is outscoring its opponents by an average of 10.4 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' 11 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 ... Moore ranks seventh on Purdue's scoring chart, and enters Tuesday's game with 1,746-career points ... He is shooting .483 from the three-point arc during Purdue's current winning streak, and needs two triples to become just the fourth Boilermaker to reach 200 for his career ... He also tallied the 500th rebound of his career against Indiana State ... 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 53.0 percent of the Boilermakers' point production, while combining to shoot .489 from the field, this season ... Purdue is 55-7 (.887) in Johnson and Moore's careers when both score in double figures ... Purdue will look to continue the offensive efficiency that has resulted in 186 assists on 291 field goals (63.9 percent) this season ... Junior guard Lewis Jackson leads Purdue with an average of 3.6 assists per game and owns a 2.22 assist-to-turnover ratio.




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