Purdue vs. Northwestern: Full Game Preview

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Purdue vs. Northwestern: Full Game Preview
Purdue
(11-10, 2-4 away)
Northwestern
(12-10, 7-7 home)
Venue: Welsh-Ryan Arena
12:00PM ET / 9:00AM PT, February 02, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Purdue T Johnson 13.1 A Hammons 6.2 R Johnson 3.7
Northwestern R Hearn 13.7 J Swopshire 6.6 D Sobolewski 4.2

Purdue heads to Welsh-Ryan Arena on Saturday to take on Northwestern. It gets started at 12:00 EST and you can see it on ESPN 2. The Boilermakers are 5-2 against the Wildcats over the last four years. The last time they met (2/12/2012) they won 87-77.

Purdue is currently in 6th place in the conference and Northwestern is in 9th.

In their last outing, despite 30 points and 5 rebounds from A.J. Hammons, the Boilermakers fell to Indiana 97-60 on January 30th. He leads the team with 6.2 rebounds per game and 2.1 blocks per game. For the Wildcats, Jared Swopshire finished with 8 points and 8 rebounds in the 68-46 loss to Michigan on January 30th. He averages 9.6 points per game in addition to a team-best 6.6 rebounds per game.

Northwestern StatSmack

  • AP voters think more highly of Purdue and have put us in the AP Top 25 more often over the past 10 years than Northwestern (76 vs 3).
  • Purdue can actually jump, with more rebounds (40.2 per game vs 32.3 per game) than Northwestern this season.
  • You get an A for effort, but Purdue has emerged victorious against Northwestern the last 4 times they've played.
  • Purdue takes less vacation, with more NCAA Tournament appearances over the last 10 years than Northwestern (7 vs 0).
  • The Purdue blocks leader (A.J. Hammons) has more blocks than the Northwestern blocks leader (Alex Olah).
  • Ronnie Johnson is ranked 8th in the Big Ten in assists.
  • Diaper Dandies love us. Purdue has recruited more McDonald's All-Americans out of high school than Northwestern (5 vs 1).
  • We just win. Purdue has more wins over the last 5 years than Northwestern (140 vs 96).
  • Kids want to come here. Since 1998 Purdue has recruited more Top 50 high school players than Northwestern (3 vs 0).
PUR Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Terone Johnson 32 13 5 3 0 0 2
B- A.J. Hammons 24 11 6 1 0 2 2
C+ D.J. Byrd 30 10 4 3 1 0 2
C+ Ronnie Johnson 30 9 4 4 1 0 3
C- Rapheal Davis 16 5 4 1 0 0 1
C- Anthony Johnson 21 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 Jay Simpson 8 3 2 0 0 1 1
D Sandi Marcius 7 2 2 0 0 0 1
D Stephen Toyra 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
D Neal Beshears 2 1 0 0 0 0 1
D Dru Anthrop 8 1 1 1 1 0 1
NU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Reggie Hearn 32 14 4 1 1 0 2
B Jared Swopshire 33 9 7 2 1 0 1
B Drew Crawford 32 14 5 2 1 1 2
B Dave Sobolewski 35 11 2 4 1 0 2
C+ Alex Olah 21 6 4 2 0 1 1
C A. Marcotullio 18 4 3 2 1 0 1
C Tre Demps 15 7 2 1 0 0 1
C- Kale Abrahamson 14 5 2 0 0 0 0
C- Mike Turner 16 2 2 2 1 1 1
D Sanjay Lumpkin 7 1 1 1 0 0 1
D Nikola Cerina 4 2 2 0 0 0 0
D Chier Ajou 4 1 1 0 0 0 0
D J. Montgomery III 3 1 0 0 0 0 0
D Omar Jimenez 3 0 0 0 0 0 0

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