Purdue vs. Penn State: Full Game Preview

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Purdue vs. Penn State: Full Game Preview
Purdue
(11-11, 2-5 away)
Penn State
(8-13, 7-8 home)
Venue: Bryce Jordan Center
7:00PM ET / 4:00PM PT, February 05, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Purdue T Johnson 12.7 A Hammons 6.5 R Johnson 3.6
Penn State T Frazier 16.3 R Travis 6.8 D (DJ) Newbill 4.0

On Tuesday, Penn State hosts Purdue at Bryce Jordan Center. It starts at 7:00 EST and you can catch it on Big Ten Network. The Nittany Lions lost to the Boilermakers 60-42 on January 13th and are 2-8 against them over the last four years.

Purdue maintains 7th place in the Big Ten while Penn State sits at 12th place.

In their last match-up, Devonte (DJ) Newbill finished with 20 points and 6 rebounds in the Nittany Lions 76-67 loss against Iowa on January 31st. He is averaging 15.7 points per game while also contributing a team-high 4.0 assists per game. The Boilermakers were defeated by Northwestern 75-60 on February 2nd despite 19 points and 13 rebounds from A.J. Hammons. With 6.5 rebounds per game and 2.1 blocks per game, he has team-best marks in both categories.

Purdue StatSmack

  • The Penn State assist leader (Devonte (DJ) Newbill) has more assists than the Purdue assist leader (Ronnie Johnson).
  • Keep filling up on cupcakes. Penn State has a stronger schedule than Purdue this season (SOS Rank: #49 vs #57).
  • Penn State has more Top 10 Director's Cup finishes than Purdue (8 vs 0)
  • Penn State has a much better NCSA Power Ranking than Purdue (#11 vs #75).
  • It must sting. Penn State has blown out Purdue by 20 points or more on 3 occasions since 2000.
  • Penn State players are more experienced than Purdue players (11,067 minutes played vs 9,500 minutes played).
  • Penn State has a much lower admission rate (more selective) according to Kiplinger (52% vs 73%).
  • Penn State has a much better NCSA Academic Ranking than Purdue (#47 vs #61).
  • Penn State has a much better Kiplinger In-State Ranking than Purdue (#44 vs #66).
  • Ross Travis is ranked 10th in the Big Ten in rebounds.
PUR Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B- A.J. Hammons 24 11 7 1 0 2 2
B- Terone Johnson 32 13 5 3 0 0 2
C+ D.J. Byrd 31 10 4 3 1 0 2
C+ Ronnie Johnson 30 9 4 4 1 0 2
C- Anthony Johnson 21 6 3 1 0 0 1
C- Rapheal Davis 16 5 3 1 0 0 1
D+ Donnie Hale 15 4 3 0 0 0 1
D+ Jacob Lawson 13 3 3 0 0 1 1
D Travis Carroll 9 2 2 0 0 1 0
D Jay Simpson 8 3 2 0 0 1 1
D Sandi Marcius 6 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 7 1 1 1 1 0 1
PSU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Tim Frazier 33 16 5 4 2 0 3
B D. Newbill 36 16 6 4 1 0 4
B J. Marshall 34 15 4 2 2 1 3
C Ross Travis 30 6 7 0 0 0 2
C- Sasa Borovnjak 22 6 3 0 0 0 1
D+ Brandon Taylor 22 6 4 0 0 0 1
D+ Nick Colella 25 4 2 1 1 0 1
D+ Jonathan Graham 15 2 3 0 0 1 0
D Kevin Montminy 3 1 0 0 0 0 0
D Donovon Jack 7 2 1 0 0 0 0
D- P. Ackerman 5 1 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
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