Records (2011-12): Purdue 22-13, Bucknell 25-10
When: 7 p.m. today
Where: Mackey Arena, West Lafayette
Radio: 92.7 FM
Purdue leaders (2011-12 stats): Terone Johnson (9.2 ppg), Johnson (3.4 rpg), Johnson (1.97 apg)
Bucknell leaders (2011-12 stats): Mike Muscala (17 ppg), Muscala (9.1 rpg), Cameron Ayers, Ryan Hill (1.8 apg)
Key matchup: Muscala, the 2011 Patriot League Player of the Year and a first-team All-Patriot League pick in 2012, presents a tough challenge for Purdue’s big men. Additionally, Johnson will be matched up at times with Ayers, a preseason All-Patriot League pick. Ayers averaged 11.1 points last season.
The skinny: This is the first game of the West Lafayette Regional of the 2K Sports Classic and also the first meeting between the teams. Purdue is 7-0 in season openers with Matt Painter as coach. Johnson is 10 points shy of 500 for his career.