Jan. 16, 2014
Tipoff: 7 p.m. (ET) on Friday, Jan. 15
Location: Mackey Arena - West Lafayette, Ind.
Internet: Big Ten Digital Network (http://video.btn.com/allaccess/) with Tyler Goldberg providing play-by-play and Tommy Barrett providing analysis.
Radio: Live on WBPE (95.3 BOB-FM) and purduesports.com with Tim Newton providing play-by-play and Jane Schott providing analysis.
The Series: Purdue leads the all-time series with the Hoosiers, 50-26, taking eight of the last nine meetings and the last four in a row in Mackey Arena. Indiana snapped an eight-game slide last season in Bloomington, edging the Boilermakers on a last-second shot, 62-61, and captured the coveted Barn Burner Trophy.
The Rankings: Purdue is ranked 22nd by the Associated Press and 19th in the ESPN/USA Today Division I Coaches' Poll. Indiana is unranked.
After getting off to its best start in school history and winning its first 14 games of the season, Indiana has dropped its last two contests to sit 14-2 overall and 1-2 in conference play. Second-year head coach Curt Miller has one of the nation's top-scoring freshman in Larryn Brooks, who enters Friday averaging 18.0 points per game, good for fourth in the country among first-years. The Hoosiers are among the conference's best in scoring and three-point defense, and senior Sasha Chaplin owns one of the Big Ten's top field goal percentages at .546.
"It's How You Get Up..."
The Boilermakers look to rebound from a loss for the fifth time this season, earning wins in three of the four opportunities. Purdue is 9-3 over the last two seasons when losing the previous game.
201 and Counting
Courtney Moses became just the third player in Purdue history and the fourth active player in the Big Ten with 200 career three-point field goals, hitting two against Michigan on Wednesday. Moses is tied for second on the Boilermakers' career record list with Brittany Rayburn, and ranks fifth all-time at Purdue in three-point field goal percentage at 39 percent.
Big Ten Boarding
After averaging 36.3 rebounds per game in non-conference play, the Boilermakers are grabbing 41.8 boards per game through four Big Ten games, including a conference-best 19.3 offensive rebounds per game. Whitney Bays is leading the way with 8.5 Big Ten boards per game, while Camille Redmon is averaging six boards per game in conference action.
Come Back Kids
The Boilermakers have trailed in nine of their 11 wins this season, rallying from deficits of seven points or more on three occasions. Purdue's biggest comeback of the season came at Kansas, when the Boilermakers came back from a 10-point Jayhawk lead to earn the win.
Prior to Friday's game the Boilermakers will host "Dunks After Work," a professional networking event with food, drinks and speaking engagement from head coach Sharon Versyp, Lafayette mayor Tony Roswarski and more. In addition, Purdue students can attend for just $2.
- This is the 39th season in Purdue Women's Basketball history. The Boilermakers are 758-403 all-time.
- Purdue is 172-84 under head coach Sharon Versyp, who is in her eighth season with the Boilermakers. She has a career record of 289-149.
- The Boilermakers are 351-179 all-time against Big Ten Conference opponents.
- Purdue is ranked for the 82nd time in their last 85 games, sitting 22nd in the AP Poll and 19th in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches' Poll.
- Purdue is 396-122 at home, including a 201-62 mark in conference play.
- The Boilermakers are 206-122 all-time in the month of January, including a 116-39 record in Mackey Arena and a 2-1 mark on Jan. 17.
- Purdue is 19-18 all-time in its 17th game of the season.
- The Boilermakers' 50 wins against Indiana are tied for most against any opponent in school history, matching Michigan and Illinois.