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Boiling Point

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    WEST LAFAYETTE - Purdue basketball fans' stress level has been eased somewhat after 7-foot center A.J. Hammons announced Wednesday afternoon that he will return for his junior season after considering entering the NBA Draft.
  • Purdue signs point guard from Indianapolis
    WEST LAFAYETTE – Purdue has signed a high school point guard from Indianapolis after two-year starter Ronnie Johnson decided to transfer.
  • Purdue's Clemons earns award
    Purdue women's basketball forward Liza Clemons, a former Elmhurst and Snider standout, is one of four recipients of the Brady Sports Achievement Award, which honors Indiana student-athletes who have overcome injury or hardship.

Preview: Purdue vs. No. 4 Ohio State

Purdue takes on No. 4 Ohio State in a noon matchup at Ross-Ade Stadium in West Lafayette. Here's a look ahead at the matchup.

Last time out: Michigan State 14, Boilermakers 0

TV: Big Ten Network

Radio: 1380 AM

News and notes

  • Purdue and Ohio State are on different trajectories this season. The Boilermakers are 1-6 and 0-3 in the Big Ten, en route to their worst season since 1993, when Purdue went 1-10. The Buckeyes, meanwhile, are 20-0 over the course of the past two seasons, including an 8-0, 4-0 mark this year.
  • Despite its success nationally, Ohio State has struggled mightily against Purdue in West Lafayette. The Buckeyes are 1-3 in their last four trips to Ross-Ade, and the Boilermakers took Ohio State to overtime last year in Columbus.
  • The Boilermakers are rolling out a few promotions for this matchup. Purdue is encouraging fans to wear black for its "blackout" of the Buckeyes, and the athletics department is also putting on a Social Media Day starting Saturday at 9:30 a.m. Those interested in participating should follow @PurdueSports as it releases information throughout the day.