The Boilermakers improved to 10-2 with Saturday's final non-conference victory.
Wedneday's meeting will be the first in school history between the Boilermakers and Phoenix.
Purdue is set to face the Jayhawks for the first time since 1999.
No. 13 Purdue vs. No. 20 Michigan State (Jan. 11, 2007)
Purdue vs. UConn (11-30-20060
Purdue vs. Washington (11/17/06)
2008-09 - Junior
Named Academic All-Big Ten...Averaged 7.4 points, 1.7 rebounds, 1.2 assists, 47.0 percent from the field, 47.2 percent three-point field goal percentage and 81.8 percent from the free throw line...Started all 36 games, averaging 20.4 minutes...Led team in three-point field goals made (59) and led the Big Ten in three-point field goal percentage (.472)...Holds the school record for career three-point field goal percentage, connecting on 131 of 308 for 42.5 percent...Led the team in scoring in five games...Scored season-high 19 points at Hawai'i, connecting on 5 of 7 three-pointers...Also made five threes vs. Iona (5 of 7), vs. Penn State (5 of 9) and vs. Wisconsin (5 of 5)...Scored a team-high 15 points in 13 minutes vs. Wisconsin, finishing a perfect 5 of 5 from three-point range...Set career high for minutes played with 35 at Northwestern...Tied career high for assists with four vs. Charlotte...pulled down a season-high five rebounds vs. Minnesota...Tied career high for steals with two at Penn State...Recorded career highs for free throws made (7) and attempted (9) vs. Northwestern...Moved into ninth place at Purdue for career three-pointers made...Has never fouled out of a game as a Boilermaker.
2007-08 - Redshirt
Received medical redshirt after undergoing shoulder surgery on Sept. 20 and second surgery on Nov. 29 ... named Academic All-Big Ten.
2006-07 - Sophomore
Started 36 of 37 games averaging 20.6 minutes...Scored career-high 25 points at Michigan State...Scored in double figures seven times...Led team in scoring twice: vs. Mississippi State (17) and at Michigan State (25)...Hit career-high seven three-pointers at Michigan State, tying school record for threes in a game...Led team in three-point FG percentage (.406)...Second on team in three-point FG made (56) and attempted (138)...Scored at least one three-pointer in 28 games...Made at least two three-pointers in 13 games...Grabbed career-high seven rebounds vs. Indiana...Dished out career-high four assists against UT-San Antonio.
2005-06 - Freshman
Missed last 12 games of regular season due to broken foot...Scored season-high 14 points in college debut vs. Butler...Scored 12 points vs. Wisconsin...Scored eight points on 3 for 4 shooting against Illinois in the Big Ten Tournament...Shot 35.6 percent from three-point range (16-45) for season...Scored at least one three-pointer in 10 games...Made three three-pointers twice, vs. Butler and Wisconsin...Played in 20 games averaging 13.9 minutes.
Alexandria-Monroe High School Highlights
Posted career scoring average of 26.3 points per game...2,026 career points rank 17th in Indiana high school history...Scored school-record 52 points against Madison Grant on Jan. 8, 2005; made seven three-pointers in one quarter and 10 in the game...Averaged state-best 28.7 points per game on 57.8 percent shooting from the field as a senior...Finished career with shooting percentages of .573 from the field, .417 from three-point range, and .838 from the free throw line...Averaged 25.8 points as a freshman, and 28.0 points as a sophomore; was averaging 31 points through two games as a junior when she suffered a season-ending knee injury...Indiana Miss Basketball...First team AP all-state as a sophomore and senior...Named top high school freshman in the nation by Varsity Speed Magazine...Madison County all-time scoring leader (2,026 points)...Graduated with 19 school records...ranked 57th by Blue Star...Coached by her father, Jon Howell.
Full name is Jodi Candace Howell ... born August 12, 1986 ... parents are Penny and Jon Howell ... graduated in Dec. 2008 with a bachelor's degree in organizational leadership and supervision...pursuing a graduate degree in technology
Named the 2008 Thomas A. Brady Comeback Scholarship Award collegiate winner by the Methodist Sports Medicine Research and Education Foundation...Had surgery in Sept. and Nov. 2007 for an acromioclavicular sprain of her left shoulder...Was inducted into Alexandria-Monroe Athletic Hall of Fame in 2007...The sixth Indiana Miss Basketball to play at Purdue...Participated in 2004 USA Basketball Women's Youth Development Festival, along with Danielle Campbell...Tied for first in high school class with 4.0 grade-point average...Missed all but first four games of high school junior season after tearing ACL...Also competed in golf at Alexandria-Monroe...Both parents played basketball at Newberry College in South Carolina; mother also played softball and volleyball.