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College basketball preview: Hofstra at Purdue

Records: Purdue 0-1, Hofstra 0-1

When: 2 p.m. today

Where: Mackey Arena, West Lafayette

Web: BTN.com

Radio: 1380 AM, 92.7 FM

Purdue leaders: Donnie Hale (15 points), Anthony Johnson, A.J. Hammons (5 rebounds), A. Johnson (9 assists)

Hofstra leaders: Stevie Mejia, Shaquille Stokes (12 points), Jimmy Hall (11 rebounds), Mejia, Dallas Anglin (4 assists)

Key matchup: Mejia had four assists, three steals and three rebounds to go along with his 12 points in Hofstra’s season-opening loss to Monmouth. Anthony Johnson had eight points, nine assists and five rebounds against Bucknell.

The skinny: Terone Johnson missed the opener, a loss to Bucknell, with an ankle injury. … Rapheal Davis, who is from Fort Wayne, scored four points and three rebounds in 14 minutes against Bucknell.

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