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College basketball preview: Purdue at Iowa

When: 8:30 p.m. today

Where: Carver-Hawkeye Arena, Iowa City, Iowa

Records: Purdue 13-14, 6-8 Big Ten; Iowa 17-10, 6-8

TV: Big Ten Network

Radio: 1380 AM, 92.7 FM

Purdue leaders: Terone Johnson (13.2 ppg); A.J. Hammons (6.4 rpg); Ronnie Johnson (3.7 apg)

Iowa leaders: Roy Devyn Marble (13.8 ppg); Aaron White (6.1 rpg); Marble (2.7 apg)

Key matchup: Two juniors lead Purdue and Iowa entering tonight’s game. The 6-foot-2 Terone Johnson is the Boilermakers’ leading scorer, and he is second on the team in rebounding, averaging 4.6. In Purdue’s 65-62 overtime win against Iowa on Jan. 27, Terone Johnson had 17 points and 12 rebounds. The 6-6 Marble leads Iowa in points and assists.

The skinny: Purdue and Iowa are tied for seventh in the Big Ten along with Minnesota. … The Boilermakers snapped a three-game losing streak with Sunday’s 74-43 home win over Northwestern. … The Boilermakers lead the Big Ten in rebounding, averaging 39.7, and they are second in blocked shots with five per game. … Purdue holds an 86-71 series edge.

tkrausz@jg.net

– Tony Krausz, The Journal Gazette

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