Dec. 26, 2011
Purdue game notes
Tip: 9:36 p.m. ET
Television: BTN. Eric Collins handles play-by-play with Tim Doyle alongside as color analyst.
Radio: The Purdue Sports Network (Flagship - WSHP, 95.7 FM). Larry "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 92.
Rankings: Purdue is not ranked in the Associated Press or the ESPN/USA Today polls. Iowa is not ranked in either poll.
Live Stats: The University of Iowa will provide GameTracker live stats. A link to those stats can be found at purduesports.com.
» The Boilermakers open league play on the road for the third year in a row when they visit Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Wednesday to square off with Iowa in both team's Big Ten opener.
» Purdue has won three of four heading into Wednesday's game, and enter with a 10-3 record to mark the fourth-straight year in which they've won at least 10 games in non-conference action.
» The Boilers are 3-3 in Big Ten openers under head coach Matt Painter, including a 2-2 mark on the road; E'Twaun Moore scored 21 points to lead Purdue to a 67-56 win at Iowa in both teams' league opener on Dec. 29, 2009.
» Purdue is 40-12 (.769) under Painter in the month of December; the Boilermakers have won 18 of their last 20 December games.
» The Boilers have won 26 true road games since the beginning of the 2007-08 season, tied with Michigan State for the most in the Big Ten over that period.
» Since opening his Purdue head coaching career with 17-consecutive road losses, Painter has guided the Boilermakers to a 28-20 (.583) record in their last 48 games on opponents' home floors.
» Purdue is coming off of an 81-point performance against IPFW in which six players scored in double figures with no individual scoring more than 11 points; the Boilers shot 53.3 percent from the field for the game.
» Purdue is averaging 8.3 triples per game for the season; 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 70-of-162 (.432) from the arc this season; the duo ranks first and fourth in the Big Ten, respectively, in three-point field goals per game with averages of 3.0 and 2.4.
» Smith has only nine turnovers in 353 minutes played this season, an average of 39.2 minutes per turnover.
» Purdue has led in bench points in nine of its 13 games this year; redshirt freshman Anthony Johnson leads the bench unit with an average of 7.3 points per game.
» Hummel needs five points to surpass Eugene Parker (1,430) for 20th place on Purdue's career scoring chart.
» Freshman Jacob Lawson ranks 12th in the Big Ten in blocks per game (1.2); he needs three blocks to move into 10th place on Purdue's freshman records list.