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Michigan at Purdue

When: 7 p.m. today

Where: Mackey Arena, West Lafayette

Records: Purdue 14-15, 7-9 Big Ten; No. 7 Michigan 24-5, 11-5

TV: Big Ten Network

Radio: 1380 AM, 92.7 FM

Purdue leaders: Terone Johnson (12.9 ppg); A.J. Hammons (6.3 rpg); Ronnie Johnson (3.9 apg)

Michigan leaders: Trey Burke (18.9 ppg); Mitch McGary (5.6 rpg); Burke (6.9 apg)

Key matchup: Rebounding could be the key for Purdue, which defeated No. 22 Wisconsin 69-56 Sunday, to pull off another upset tonight. The Boilermakers are the Big Ten’s top offensive rebounding team, averaging 39.6, but the Wolverines are fourth in defensive rebounding, averaging 31. Hammons, Purdue’s 7-foot freshman, is 11th in the Big Ten in rebounds, and the Boilermakers had a 39-27 rebounding edge in the win over the Badgers. McGary, Michigan’s 6-10 freshman, is 16th in the conference in rebounding.

The skinny: Purdue is 2-4 in its last six games while Michigan is 3-3 after defeating No. 12 Michigan State 58-57 Sunday. … The Boilermakers fell 68-53 to the Wolverines on Jan. 24. … Purdue is second in the Big Ten in blocked shots with 4.7 per game.

tkrausz@jg.net

– Tony Krausz, The Journal Gazette

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