West Virginia vs. Purdue: Full Game Preview

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West Virginia vs. Purdue: Full Game Preview
West Virginia
(8-8, 2-6 away)
Purdue
(9-8, 7-5 home)
Venue: Mackey Arena
2:00PM ET / 11:00AM PT, January 19, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
West Virginia J Staten 10.3 A Murray 7.1 J Staten 3.2
Purdue T Johnson 13.4 A Hammons 6.4 R Johnson 3.5

West Virginia heads to Mackey Arena on Saturday to take on Purdue. The game starts at 2:00 EST and you can catch it on CBS. The Mountaineers are 1-1 against the Boilermakers over the last four years. They won 68-64 on 1/16/2011 the last time they played.

The Mountaineers fell 69-67 to Iowa State on January 16th. Jabarie Hinds finished with 20 points and 5 rebounds in the loss. He contributes 2.1 rebounds per game in addition to his 8.1 points per game. For the Boilermakers, A.J. Hammons put up 14 points and 8 rebounds in the 65-56 win over Nebraska on January 16th. He leads the team in rebounds with 6.4 per game and blocks with 2.0 per game.

Purdue StatSmack

  • The West Virginia steals leader (Juwan Staten) has more steals than the Purdue steals leader (Ronnie Johnson).
  • How does our back look? West Virginia is ranked higher than Purdue in their conference (#1 vs #4).
  • We make our fans proud. West Virginia has a better record at home than Purdue this season (5-0 vs 5-2).
  • The top-ranking players between the two conferences for rebounds and blocks are in the Big 12.
  • Even computers respect West Virginia more. We have a better RPI this season than Purdue (RPI: #78 vs #183).
  • The Big 12 has had 23 more NBA Draft picks than the Big Ten over the past 10 years.
  • The Big 12 has had 1 more NCAA Tournament Championship than the Big Ten over the past 5 years.
  • West Virginia has more Final Four appearances over the last 10 years than Purdue (1 vs 0).
  • Keep filling up on cupcakes. West Virginia has a stronger schedule than Purdue this season (SOS Rank: #39 vs #107).
  • The West Virginia blocks leader (Aaric Murray) has more blocks than the Purdue blocks leader (A.J. Hammons).
WVU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C+ Aaric Murray 23 10 7 1 1 2 1
C+ Juwan Staten 31 10 3 3 1 0 2
C Terry Henderson 21 8 3 1 1 0 1
C Gary Browne 21 8 4 2 1 0 1
C Jabarie Hinds 23 8 2 2 1 0 2
C Deniz Kilicli 20 7 4 1 0 0 2
C- Eron Harris 15 6 2 1 1 0 1
C- Keaton Miles 16 4 2 1 1 1 1
C- Kevin Noreen 18 3 5 1 0 0 1
D+ D. Rutledge 13 3 3 1 1 1 2
D+ Matt Humphrey 10 5 2 0 1 0 0
D Volodymyr Gerun 4 1 1 0 0 0 0
D Aaron Brown 8 1 2 1 0 0 0
D Richard Romeo 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
D Aric Dickerson 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 11 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 14 5 3 1 0 0 1
D+ Donnie Hale 15 4 3 0 0 0 1
D+ Jacob Lawson 15 3 3 0 1 1 1
D Travis Carroll 10 2 2 0 0 0 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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