FORT WAYNE – Records: Purdue 9-8, West Virginia 8-8
When: 2 p.m. today
Where: Mackey Arena, West Lafayette
Purdue leaders: Terone Johnson (13.4 ppg), A.J. Hammons (6.4 rpg), Ronnie Johnson (3.5 apg)
West Virginia leaders: Juwan Staten (10.3 ppg), Aaric Murray (7.1 rpg), Staten (3.2 apg)
Key matchup: Murray is a transfer from LaSalle, where he averaged 15.2 points, 7.7 rebounds and 2.3 blocks in 2010-11. The 6-foot-10 center is averaging 1.6 blocks this season. Hammons, Purdue’s 7-foot center, is tied for first in the Big Ten in blocks (2 per game).
The skinny: The Boilermakers have won two in a row while the Mountaineers enter on a two-game losing streak. Purdue leads the all-time series 5-1. West Virginia won the most recent meeting in 2011.