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Iowa at Purdue

Where: Mackey Arena, West Lafayette

TV: Big Ten Network

Records: Purdue 10-9, 3-3 Big Ten; Iowa 13-6, 2-4

When: 3:30 p.m. today

Radio: 1380 AM, 92.7 FM

Purdue leaders: Terone Johnson (13.3 ppg), A.J. Hammons (6.1 rpg), Ronnie Johnson (3.3 apg)

Iowa leaders: Roy Devyn Marble (14.5 ppg), Aaron White (6.2 rpg), Anthony Clemmons (4.1 apg)

Key matchup: White, a 6-foot-8 forward, is averaging 13.5 points for the Hawkeyes. He scored a team-high 13 points in a loss to Ohio State on Tuesday. White has led the team in scoring 11 times this season. Purdue’s D.J. Byrd is averaging three three-pointers in Big Ten games. The guard/forward is shooting 44.9 percent from three-point territory since Jan. 1.

The skinny: Purdue guard Rapheal Davis, from Fort Wayne, is averaging 10.3 points and 6.3 rebounds in the four games since moving into Purdue’s starting lineup on Jan. 13.

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– LaMond Pope, The Journal Gazette

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