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Purdue University


UNC Wilmington at Purdue

Records: Purdue 1-3, UNC Wilmington 1-2

When: 8 p.m. today

Where: Mackey Arena, West Lafayette

TV: Big Ten Network

Radio: 1380 AM

Purdue leaders: D.J. Byrd (11 ppg), A.J. Hammons (5.5 rpg), Ronnie Johnson (4.5 apg)

UNC Wilmington leaders: Keith Rendleman (15 ppg), Rendleman (9.3 rpg), Tyree Graham (3.3 apg)

Key matchup: Rendleman earned All-CAA honors last season. He is coming off a 17-point performance in a loss at Ohio. Freshman forward Donnie Hale is averaging 8.8 points per game for Purdue. He is shooting 60 percent (15 of 25) from the floor.

The skinny: This is the first time the teams have met. … UNC Wilmington is the second of three CAA teams on Purdue’s regular-seasons schedule. … Guard Rapheal Davis, from Fort Wayne, is averaging 4 points, 3.5 rebounds and 1.5 assists for the Boilermakers.

– LaMond Pope, The Journal Gazette