Purdue vs. Nebraska: Full Game Preview

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Purdue vs. Nebraska: Full Game Preview
Purdue
(8-8, 1-3 away)
Nebraska
(9-8, 8-3 home)
Venue: Bob Devaney Sports Center
9:00PM ET / 6:00PM PT, January 16, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Purdue T Johnson 13.1 A Hammons 6.3 R Johnson 3.3
Nebraska D Talley 13.6 B Ubel 6.8 B Parker 2.6

Purdue has a statistical advantage in two significant areas. The Boilermakers have an edge in rebounding, 40 per game to 32 per game. In addition, Purdue has an advantage in scoring, 66 points per game to 58 points per game.

Nebraska StatSmack

  • Purdue players are more experienced than Nebraska players (7,675 minutes played vs 7,274 minutes played).
  • Diaper Dandies love us. Purdue has recruited more McDonald's All-Americans out of high school than Nebraska (5 vs 0).
  • Purdue has a much higher 4-year graduation rate than Nebraska according to Kiplinger (38% vs 25%).
  • Purdue takes less vacation, with more NCAA Tournament appearances over the last 10 years than Nebraska (7 vs 0).
  • Purdue is better at defending the three (29.3% allowed vs 34.9% allowed) than Nebraska this season.
  • You'll do better on next semester's exams, right? Purdue currently has a higher Academic Progress Rate (995 to 945) than Nebraska, per the NCAA.
  • We have a history of cultivating talent. Over the past 10 years, Purdue has had more players drafted by the NBA than Nebraska (4 vs 0).
  • Kids want to come here. Since 1998 Purdue has recruited more Top 50 high school players than Nebraska (3 vs 0).
  • You get an A for effort, but Purdue has emerged victorious against Nebraska the last 2 times they've played.
  • D.J. Byrd is ranked 10th in the Big Ten in three-pointers.
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
NEB Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Dylan Talley 35 14 5 2 1 0 2
B Ray Gallegos 37 13 3 1 1 0 1
B- Brandon Ubel 32 12 7 1 1 0 2
C Shavon Shields 24 5 5 1 0 0 2
C David Rivers 22 6 4 1 0 1 1
C- Andre Almeida 17 6 4 1 0 1 1
C- Benny Parker 25 3 2 3 1 0 2
D Mike Peltz 15 1 2 1 0 0 1
D Jordan Tyrance 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
D- Sergei Vucetic 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
D- Trevor Menke 6 0 0 0 0 0 0
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