RECORDS & AWARDS
PURDUE AND INDIANA'S 199TH MEETING
January 29, 2013Richmond High School
THE HOOSIERS VS THE BOILERMAKERS..THE 199TH MEETING
The Indiana Hoosiers will travel to Purdue on Wednesday night. The Hoosiers defeated the Boilermakers, 78-61 in Mackey Arena, and 85-74 last year in Assembly Hall in their last two meetings. Indiana is ranked 3rd by the Associated Press and in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll.
Indiana’s defense is getting better. The Hoosiers have improved from 41.8 FG% defense to 37.3, 3-point FG defense from 32.7 to 31.0, rebound margin from +2.6 to +10.3 and points allowed from 65.6 to 60.5. In the Big Ten, field goal defense from 49.4 to 39.0, 3-point field goal defense 35.9 to 31.9, rebound margin from -1.0 to +4.9 and points per game, 76.7 to 62.7. The Hoosiers are sixth in the country in FG% (50.0) and ninth in FG% defense (37.3). Indiana also leads the nation in scoring differential (22.9) and are second in scoring (83.3). Indiana also leads the conference in free throw percentage (72.8), 3-point field goal percentage (41.9, 3rd nationally), rebound margin (+10.3, 3rd nationally) and field goal percentage defense (37.3, 9th nationally).
Victor Oladipo is 2nd in the country in effective FG% at 71.5, third in the nation in overall FG% at 66.0 and 13th in steals (2.5). Cody Zeller is eighth in the country in field goal at 61.0 percent, senior Jordan Hulls' 3-point field FG% (49.5) ranks 4th in the nation.
Purdue will be hosting the 199th meeting between the Boilermakers and Indiana. Purdue is wrapping up its second three-game-in-seven-day stretch of the Big Ten season with five of the six games in those two stretches having been against teams that have been ranked. Purdue has won four of five after an overtime victory over Iowa, and is looking to snap a two-game skid against IU after winning five-consecutive meetings from 2009-11.
The Boilers held Iowa to 31.1 percent shooting from the floor, and are allowing opponents to shoot just 33.6 % from the field and 28.8 % from the arc in their recent five-game stretch. The Boilermakers are 108-19 (.850) at home under Matt Painter, including 50-15 (.769) mark in conference games.
Terone Johnson helped Purdue to the victory over Iowa with 17 points and 12 rebounds to mark his second-career double-double; he has scored in double figures in 23 of his last 27 games dating to last season. Since the calendar flipped to 2013, DJ Byrd is averaging 12.1 points and 3.0 three-point field goals per game; he is connecting at a rate of 41.4 % from three point range over that eight-game stretch. After shooting just 27.1 % from three-point range prior to conference play, Purdue is shooting 34.7 % from the arc in conference play; Byrd leads the Big Ten with an average of 2.9 three’s per game and ranks 11th at 40.0 % from three in league action. AJ Hammons leads the Big Ten lead with an average of 2.9 blocks per game in conference action, piling up 20 in seven games; his 40 blocks on the year third on Purdue's freshman chart and tops among frosh in the Painter Era.
Purdue ranks second in the Big Ten with an average of 13.1 offensive rebounds per game (B1G games), with Hammons ranked fourth in the league with an average of 2.9 offensive boards per Big Ten contest. With Hammons as the focal point, the Boilers have scored 320 of their 588 points (54.4 percent) over their last nine games in the painted area; for the year, Purdue is averaging 32.7 points per game in the paint and outscoring opponents by an average of 7.2 points per game on the block.