Purdue looks to extend streak vs Indiana
Assembly Hall, Bloomington, Indiana; Saturday, 2 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Purdue looks for its sixth straight win in the head-to-head series over Indiana. Purdue has won by an average of 8 points in its last five wins over the Hoosiers. Indiana’s last win in the series came on Feb. 20, 2016, a 77-73 win.
SQUAD LEADERS: Indiana’s Trayce Jackson-Davis has averaged 13.7 points and 7.9 rebounds while Justin Smith has put up 11.3 points and 5.4 rebounds. For the Boilermakers, Trevion Williams has averaged 11.2 points and 7.4 rebounds while Eric Hunter Jr. has put up 10.3 points.JUMPING FOR JACKSON-DAVIS: Across 22 games this season, Indiana’s Jackson-Davis has shot 60.3 percent.
BEHIND THE ARC: Purdue’s Sasha Stefanovic has attempted 128 3-pointers and connected on 39.1 percent of them, and is 7 for 19 over the past three games.
ACCOUNTING FOR ASSISTS: The Hoosiers have recently created buckets via assists more often than the Boilermakers. Indiana has 41 assists on 68 field goals (60.3 percent) across its previous three outings while Purdue has assists on 51 of 88 field goals (58 percent) during its past three games.
FREQUENTLY FOULED: Indiana has attempted the 12th-most free throws in the country at 24 per game. Purdue has gotten to the line far less frequently and is averaging only 14.7 foul shots per game (ranked 269th).