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College basketball preview: William & Mary at Purdue

Records: Purdue 5-6, William & Mary 7-3

When: 2 p.m. today

Where: Mackey Arena, West Lafayette

Web: ESPN3

Radio: 1380 AM, 92.7 FM

Purdue leaders: Terone Johnson (12.2 ppg), A.J. Hammons (5.7 rpg), Ronnie Johnson, Terone Johnson (3 apg)

William & Mary leaders: Marcus Thornton (18 ppg), Tim Rusthoven (7 rpg), Matt Rum (3.2 apg)

Key matchup: Thornton is a two-time CAA Player of Week. The 6-foot-4 guard has scored double figures in 12 consecutive games and has had four games of at least 20 points. Guard Terone Johnson is averaging 13.9 points and 5.7 rebounds in the Boilermakers’ last seven games.

The skinny: This is Purdue’s first game since beating Ball State 66-56 on Dec. 18. … This is the teams’ second meeting. Purdue won the first 75-58 on Nov. 30, 2001.

– LaMond Pope, The Journal Gazette