Penn State vs. Purdue: Full Game Preview

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Penn State vs. Purdue: Full Game Preview
Penn State
(8-7, 1-2 away)
Purdue
(7-8, 6-5 home)
Venue: Mackey Arena
12:00PM ET / 9:00AM PT, January 13, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Penn State T Frazier 16.3 R Travis 7.6 D (DJ) Newbill 3.9
Purdue T Johnson 13.1 A Hammons 6.3 R Johnson 3.3

In their last outing, despite 20 points from Devonte (DJ) Newbill, the Nittany Lions fell to Northwestern 70-54 on January 10th. In addition to a team-leading 3.9 assists per game, he chips in 14.9 points per game. For the Boilermakers, Ronnie Johnson finished with 11 points and 6 rebounds in the 74-64 loss to Ohio State on January 8th. With 3.3 assists per game and 1.3 steals per game, he has team-best marks in both categories.

Purdue StatSmack

  • Jermaine Marshall is ranked 5th in the Big Ten in steals.
  • It must sting. Penn State has blown out Purdue by 20 points or more on 3 occasions since 2000.
  • Even computers respect Penn State more. We have a better RPI this season than Purdue (RPI: #127 vs #186).
  • Penn State has a much lower admission rate (more selective) according to Kiplinger (52% vs 73%).
  • Penn State has a much better Kiplinger Out-of-State Ranking than Purdue (#37 vs #92).
  • Penn State has a much higher 4-year graduation rate than Purdue according to Kiplinger (62% vs 38%).
  • At least you keep showing up. Penn State has an average margin of victory of 11 over Purdue in 10 wins since 1992.
  • The Penn State scoring leader (Devonte (DJ) Newbill) has more points than the Purdue scoring leader (Terone Johnson).
  • The Penn State steals leader (Jermaine Marshall) has more steals than the Purdue steals leader (Ronnie Johnson).
  • Penn State players are more experienced than Purdue players (9,467 minutes played vs 7,675 minutes played).
PSU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Tim Frazier 33 16 5 4 2 0 3
B- D. Newbill 36 15 6 4 1 0 4
C+ J. Marshall 34 14 4 2 2 1 3
C Ross Travis 32 7 8 0 0 0 2
C- Brandon Taylor 22 7 4 0 0 0 1
D+ Sasa Borovnjak 21 6 4 0 0 1 1
D Nick Colella 23 4 2 1 1 0 1
D Jonathan Graham 16 2 3 0 0 1 1
D Donovon Jack 6 2 1 0 0 0 0
D Kevin Montminy 3 1 1 0 0 0 0
D P. Ackerman 7 2 0 0 0 0 0
D- A. Maduegbunam 4 1 1 0 0 0 0
F Alan Wisniewski 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
F Kevin Onyeaka 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
PUR Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B- Terone Johnson 31 13 5 3 0 0 2
C+ A.J. Hammons 23 10 6 1 0 2 2
C Ronnie Johnson 29 9 4 3 1 0 2
C D.J. Byrd 30 10 4 2 1 0 2
C- Anthony Johnson 22 6 4 1 0 0 1
D+ Rapheal Davis 13 5 3 1 0 0 1
D+ Donnie Hale 15 4 3 0 0 0 1
D+ Jacob Lawson 15 3 3 1 1 1 1
D Travis Carroll 11 2 2 0 0 1 0
D Jay Simpson 8 3 2 0 0 1 1
D Sandi Marcius 7 2 2 0 0 0 1
D Neal Beshears 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
D Stephen Toyra 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
D Dru Anthrop 8 1 1 1 1 0 1
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