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.