Feb. 12, 2016
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No. 18 Purdue (20-5, 8-4 B1G) at Michigan (18-7, 8-4 B1G)
Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016 / 2 p.m. ET / ESPN2
Crisler Center (12,707) / Ann Arbor, Michigan
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- The No. 18-ranked Purdue Boilermakers look for a big road win Saturday as they visit Ann Arbor, Michigan, to face the Wolverines in a key Big Ten contest. The contest will tip off at 2 p.m. ET with Mike Tirico and Dan Dakich providing expert commentary on ESPN while Bart Fox will produce the game. On the radio dial, legendary broadcasters Larry Clisby and Rob Blackman will do the same on the Purdue Radio Network with Wes Scott producing. Live stats will be available on StatBroadcast.com and as always, in-game updates will be provided on the Purdue Basketball Twitter account (@BoilerBall).
THE BOILERMAKER NOTEBOOK
â€¢ The Purdue basketball program has won at least 20 games in 23 of the last 37 seasons, including in eight of Matt Painter's 10 seasons.
â€¢ Purdue is 41-18 since the start of last season, including 8-8 in true road games.
â€¢ Purdue ranks in the nation's top 30 in rebound margin (3rd), assists per game (9th), scoring margin (9th), field goal percentage defense (10th), scoring defense (17th), free throw percentage (24th), assist:turnover ratio (27th) and blocked shots (30th). Last year's squad finished in the top 30 in one category (blocked shots).
â€¢ Purdue is the only team in the country to not be outrebounded this year. It has outrebounded 24-of-25 foes and tied Maryland on the glass.
â€¢ The Boilermakers are 14-1 at home with the lone loss coming to the current No. 4-ranked team in the country, Iowa, on Jan. 2.
â€¢ Three of Purdue's five losses have come to the nation's top-4 ranked teams (two losses to Iowa, one to Maryland).
â€¢ Purdue has won 34 straight games when attempting more free throws than its opponent.
â€¢ Purdue's bench is outscoring its opponents bench by a 808 to 379 margin this year, an average of 17.1 points per game.
â€¢ Purdue has shot at least 50.0 percent from 3-point range in two of the last three games (.583 vs. Nebraska; .500 vs. Michigan State).
â€¢ In the last meeting vs. Michigan, Purdue had 26 assists against 9 turnovers (26 asts on 30 FGs).
â€¢ A.J. Hammons has made 29 field goals in the last two games; 11 of them have been dunks.
â€¢ Rapheal Davis' six 3-pointers against Michigan State were the most for a Purdue player since Kendall Stephens hit six trifectas against Penn State on Jan. 17, 2015.