6:30 PM ET, February 11, 2009
Mackey Arena, West Lafayette, Indiana
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Purdue coach Matt Painter explained what he thought the big question about his team should have been after back-to-back losses.
• JaJuan Johnson scored 14 points and grabbed 13 rebounds as Purdue outscored Penn State 33-21 in the second half. He has four double-doubles this season, including two in a row.
• The Boilermakers have won five of the last six vs. Penn State and are 18-0 this season when holding opponents under 64 points (0-6 when allowing 64-plus).
• Since their upset win at Michigan State, the Nittany Lions have lost three in a row, and are averaging just 47.3 points per game in those losses.
• Talor Battle, who scored 29 points in that win at Michigan State, was held scoreless for just the third time in his career and the first time this season. He's scored 19 points in the last three games and is shooting 7-38 in those games (18.4 percent).
-- ESPN research
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||18-49 (.367)||25-52 (.481)|
|3P Made-Attempted||7-19 (.368)||6-17 (.353)|
|FT Made-Attempted||4-6 (.667)||5-10 (.500)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||14 (0/0)||12 (0/0)|