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Purdue University


College basketball preview: West Virginia at Purdue

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.

– LaMond Pope, The Journal Gazette