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Purdue vs. Villanova

Records: Purdue 1-1, Villanova 2-0

When: 9:30 p.m. today

Where: Madison Square Garden, New York


Radio: 1380 AM, 92.7 FM

On the web: For a closer look at today’s game, go to Purdue leaders: Anthony Johnson (11 ppg), Ronnie Johnson, (6 rpg), Anthony Johnson (5 apg)

Villanova leaders: Ryan Arcidiacono (18 ppg), JayVaughn Pinkston (7.5 rpg), Arcidiacono (5 apg)

Key matchup: Arcidiacono scored 25 points for the Wildcats in an 80-65 victory against Marshall on Sunday. The freshman could be matched up at times with Terone Johnson, who scored six points Sunday. The junior missed Purdue’s opener because of an ankle injury.

The skinny: This is Purdue’s third game in the 2K Sports Classic. Alabama and Oregon State are in the other semifinal at Madison Square Garden. The championship/consolation games are Friday.

– LaMond Pope, The Journal Gazette