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College basketball preview: Purdue at Northwestern

Records: Purdue 11-10, 4-4 Big Ten; Northwestern 12-10, 3-6

When: Noon today

Where: Welsh-Ryan Arena, Evanston, Ill.

TV: ESPN2

Radio: 1380 AM

Purdue leaders: Terone Johnson (13.1 ppg), A.J. Hammons (6.2 rpg), Ronnie Johnson (3.7 apg)

Northwestern leaders: Reggie Hearn (13.7 ppg), Jared Swopshire (6.6 rpg), Dave Sobolewski (4.2 apg)

Key matchups: Hearn, a Snider graduate, is 13th in the Big Ten in scoring (13.7 points per game). He could be matched up at times with another Fort Wayne product, Rapheal Davis.

The skinny: Purdue has won four of its last five in Evanston. … Hammons leads the Big Ten in blocks per game. He is averaging 3.1 in Big Ten games. He scored a career-high 30 points Wednesday against Indiana. … Ronnie Johnson has the eighth-most assists by a freshman in school history (77).

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