Purdue vs. Michigan: Full Game Preview

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Purdue vs. Michigan: Full Game Preview
Purdue
(10-8, 2-3 away)
(2) Michigan
(17-1, 14-0 home)
Venue: Crisler Arena
7:00PM ET / 4:00PM PT, January 24, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Purdue T Johnson 13.3 A Hammons 6.3 R Johnson 3.4
Michigan T Burke 18.0 G Robinson III 5.8 T Burke 7.2

Purdue visits Crisler Arena on Thursday to take on No. 2 Michigan. Tip-off is at 7:00 EST and you can catch it on ESPN. The Boilermakers are 4-2 against the Wolverines over the last four years. They won 75-61 on 2/25/2012 the last time they played.

Purdue is in 6th place in the conference, Michigan is in 2nd place.

In their last outing, behind 17 points and 5 rebounds from D.J. Byrd, the Boilermakers blew out West Virginia 79-52 on January 19th. In addition to his 10.4 points per game, he is also chipping in 3.8 rebounds per game. For the Wolverines, Trey Burke put up 18 points and 9 assists in the 83-75 win over Minnesota on January 17th. He contributes a team-leading 18.0 points per game, 7.2 assists per game, and 1.2 steals per game.

Michigan has a statistical edge over Purdue in two key areas. The Wolverines have an advantage over the Boilermakers in field goal percentage, with an average of 51% to 42%. Additionally, Michigan has an edge over Purdue in scoring, 79 points per game to 66 points per game. Michigan sits near the top of the conference standings in the following categories: effective field goal percentage at 58.4, turnover percentage at 15.0, and defensive rebounding percentage at 74.8.

Michigan StatSmack

  • We're so much better than you, we get lazy. Purdue has come back to win after being down at half against Michigan 4 times since 1997.
  • Michigan has to pay up to win. The coach for Purdue has a much lower base salary than Michigan ($1,398,120 vs $1,600,000).
  • At least you keep showing up. Purdue has an average margin of victory of 11 over Michigan in 36 wins since 1980.
  • Purdue takes less vacation, with more NCAA Tournament appearances over the last 10 years than Michigan (7 vs 3).
  • We have a history of cultivating talent. Over the past 10 years, Purdue has had more players drafted by the NBA than Michigan (4 vs 2).
  • The Purdue basketball team finishes what they start, with a better graduation rate than Michigan (67% vs 36%).
  • D.J. Byrd is ranked 10th in the Big Ten in three-pointers.
  • Purdue has a much lower in-state cost per year according to Kiplinger than Michigan ($19,459 vs $23,019).
  • We win when it counts, too. Purdue has more NCAA Tournament wins over the last 10 years than Michigan (9 vs 2).
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+ D.J. Byrd 30 10 4 2 1 0 2
C+ Ronnie Johnson 29 9 4 3 1 0 3
C- Anthony Johnson 22 6 4 1 0 0 1
C- Rapheal Davis 14 6 3 1 0 0 1
D+ Donnie Hale 15 4 3 0 0 0 1
D+ Jacob Lawson 14 3 3 0 1 1 1
D Travis Carroll 10 2 2 0 0 1 0
D Sandi Marcius 7 2 2 0 0 0 1
D Jay Simpson 8 3 2 0 0 1 1
D Stephen Toyra 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
D Dru Anthrop 8 1 1 1 1 0 1
D Neal Beshears 2 1 0 0 0 0 1
MICH Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A+ Trey Burke 34 18 3 7 1 0 2
A Tim Hardaway Jr 34 16 5 3 1 1 2
A- G. Robinson III 32 12 6 1 1 0 1
B+ Nik Stauskas 30 13 3 1 1 0 1
B- Mitch McGary 16 6 6 0 1 1 1
B- Jordan Morgan 21 7 5 0 1 0 1
C Caris LeVert 13 4 1 1 0 0 0
C Spike Albrecht 8 2 1 1 0 0 0
C Max Bielfeldt 6 2 2 0 0 0 0
C- Jon Horford 8 2 2 0 0 0 0
D+ Blake McLimans 3 1 1 0 0 0 0
D+ Matt Vogrich 8 1 1 0 0 0 0
D+ Eso Akunne 3 1 1 0 0 0 0
D+ Corey Person 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
D J. Bartelstein 2 0 0 1 1 0 0

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