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Michigan hoops preview: #13 (4) Purdue

Saturday, March 12th, 2016


UM-Purdue
Michigan vs #13 Purdue
Saturday, March 12 | Indianapolis, Ind.. | 12 p.m. ET | CBS
Line: Purdue -6.5
Offense
74.8 Points/gm 78.3
(875-1,865) 46.9 Field Goal % 47.3 (884-1,870)
(320-824) 38.8 3-pt FG % 37.3 (252-676)
(397-536) 74.1 Free Throw % 73.9 (485-656)
12.0 FT Made/gm 15.2
32.4 Reb/gm 41.2
15.0 Assists/gm 17.8
9.8 Turnovers/gm 12.2
Defense
67.2 Points/gm 64.7
(815-1,841) 44.3 Field Goal % 39.1 (746-1,908)
(236-683) 34.6 3-pt FG % 31.4 (196-624)
32.8 Opp. Reb/gm 30.1
5.5 Steals/gm 4.3
2.2 Blocks/gm 4.7
Individual Leaders
Caris LeVert (16.5), Zak Irvin (11.8) Points/gm A.J. Hammons (14.7), Vince Edwards (10.7)
Derick Walton (5.6), Caris LeVert (5.3) Reb/gm Caleb Swanigan (8.4), A.J. Hammons (7.8)

Michigan pulled off the upset it needed to give it a shot at an at-large bid come Sunday. But the work isn’t done yet. ESPN projects the Wolverines’ chances to be 50-50, but a win over Purdue in the Big Ten Tournament semifinals on Saturday would likely be enough to push John Beilein’s squad into the Big Dance.

Michigan and Purdue split a pair of regular season meetings with each team winning on its home floor. Purdue won in West Lafayette, 87-70, on Jan. 7, while Michigan won 61-56 in Ann Arbor on Feb. 13.

In the first, Michigan stayed within striking distance until the 5:11 mark in the second half when Purdue scored 12 straight during a three minute Michigan scoring drought to pull away. In the second, Michigan held Purdue scoreless for the final 3:17, turning a 56-50 deficit at the time into a 61-56 win.

Big men A.J. Hammons and Caleb Swanigan combined for 48 points and 20 rebounds in the two games, but the big difference was guard Raphael Davis and forward Vince Edwards, who scored a combined 27 points in the win but just nine in the loss on 2-of-14 shooting. Michigan will need to limit those two again on Saturday if it wants to advance to the Big Ten Tournament championship game.

Michigan 61 – Purdue 56: Wolverines honor ChadTough with key win

Saturday, February 13th, 2016


UM vs Purdue(Dustin Johnson, UM Hoops)

After getting blown out at home two straight times within the last two weeks, Michigan needed an answer today as they welcomed another ranked opponent, Purdue, to the Crisler Center. It never looked or felt like that answer would come, but when the final buzzer sounded, the Wolverines had indeed finished on top, 61-56, thanks to an 11-0 run to end the game.

Neither team was able to find any sort of offensive rhythm this afternoon, and both teams shot worse than 40 percent from the floor, but Michigan looked like a team dead-set on defending their home floor after being embarrassed twice.

The Wolverines also looked like a team fighting for their NCAA Tournament lives; this win certainly bolsters their resume and gives them a second top-tier conference win. Paired with no bad losses and a couple other solid wins, Michigan looks the part of a safe bet to be dancing come March.

Perhaps the Maize and Blue looked like a group excited to have their veteran star back on the court too. Caris LeVert, of course, is that long lost star who made his return to the floor after missing 11 straight conference games with a mysterious left foot or ankle injury.

Regardless of the motivations behind the victory, Michigan fought tough in a crucial matchup that turned into a bizarre battle.

Purdue’s game revolves around the play of big men A.J. Hammons, Isaac Haas, and Caleb Swanigan, who are all skilled around the rim, shot blocking threats, and good rebounders. In addition to senior guard Raphael Davis, the big trio is the reason Purdue is one of the best defensive teams in the country, limiting the opposition to just 41.4 percent shooting from two-point range and a meager 30.9 percent from distance. They are also the reason the Boilermakers had outgained every single opponent in rebounding this year.

Four Factors
Michigan Purdue
41 eFG% 45
28 OReb% 20
10 TO% 15
40 FTR 26

Michigan, on the other hand, is all about guard play and offense. While their defensive rebounding numbers are pretty solid, the Wolverines are certainly not known to clean up the glass with any consistency, and in fact point guard Derrick Walton is actually their best defensive rebounder. They also can struggle to score inside on occasion, which was evident both in Michigan’s earlier loss at Purdue and in today’s win. And because of John Beilein’s offensive system, Michigan almost always has a size disadvantage at the four position, with 6-foot-6 junior Zak Irvin getting most of their minutes there.

Yet somehow, Michigan today managed to both outscore Purdue in the paint (24-22, 66.7%-45.8% on shots in the paint) and outrebound them overall (39-35). And while I’m of the belief that straight up rebounding margin doesn’t mean much, that is certainly an impressive stat, bolstered by the fact that the difference in rebounding today was with the Wolverines grabbing four more of the offensive variety.

It’s not every day you see a Beilein squad out-physical a high quality team for a win – especially one with such inside prowess as Purdue – but today was not every day either.

In another strange occurrence, Zak Irvin was the only Michigan player to crack double digits, and he couldn’t have done it in a crazier way. The Indiana native was ice cold in the first half, having scored just six (2-of-5 2pt, 0-of-2 3pt, 2-of-3 FT) of his game-high 22 points in the opening 20 minutes before catching fire in the second half with 16 points on 2-of-6 shooting inside the arc and 4-of-6 from long range.

Walton, coming off a career night in a victory at Minnesota earlier this week, could not get a shot to fall until finally ending a 0-of-9 streak with 2:06 to play on a beautiful and-1 finish. He did, however, make his free throws to seal the deal and grabbed a pair of crucial rebounds on Purdue’s final two misses.

You want more strange? How about Duncan Robinson, Michigan’s leading three-point shooter, attempting only one three on the afternoon, and missing that one, but scoring four points inside the arc? And, to make things interesting, he only played 21 minutes because of foul trouble.

Don’t worry, there’s more. LeVert, who was Michigan’s leader in many statistical categories before falling prey to injury and losing so many games, played 11 minutes, all in the first half, and had five more rebounds than he had points – of which he had none on only one shot attempt.

The strange continues on and on: Kameron Chatman and D.J. Wilson, usually seen riding the pine, saw six minutes of combined action and scored two points apiece, but were chosen to lead the team in The Victors following the win in the locker room.

And, oh yeah – did I mention that Michigan won a game making 36.4 percent of their shots and only five of 20 threes? And that the Wolverines pulled it out despite only leading for about 6:30 of playing time, with most of that coming shortly after the tip? How about that Michigan trailed by 10 points roughly halfway into the first half and looked primed for another home beatdown before clawing back?

It was bizarre in many ways, and I never thought Michigan would come out on top until the very end. But the Wolverines deserve plenty of credit. They never seemed to be in the game, but they were almost always within 4-6 points despite their epic shooting woes. There were plenty of times that they could have seen their shot not fall and proceed to wilt away because it wasn’t their day.

So you could look at this game and cry that it was a fluke.

But you could also look at it and see some toughness, some grit, some fight. You could see a team that can win in more than one way.

I’ll choose the latter.

Quick Hitters

• John Beilein said after the game that he didn’t expect LeVert to be ready to play before yesterday’s practice, but LeVert had a good practice where he was able to go full-court for a while and “got gassed” pretty quickly. Following that practice, LeVert told his coach that he wanted to give it a go. Before letting that happen, Beilein wanted to make sure it was the right decision and checked back with him a few times. He also insisted that LeVert participate in regular warmups to see how his ankle/foot held up.

Because of the late decision, Beilein mentioned that there was not much offense drawn up for LeVert, and they were aiming to give him 10-15 minutes of playing time to loosen him up and help him get back in the flow of things. He did not specify whether LeVert sitting for the entire second half was planned, but Beilein also did not seem worried about it at all and said he would have been available in an emergency situation, and seemed to indicate that he will be on track to give it a go again at Ohio State on Tuesday. LeVert was not available to the media following the game, but there were no indications that he aggravated his injury or did not feel well enough to go play in the second half.

• After Derrick Walton missed his first three open looks, Beilein said he gave Walton motivation or confidence by telling him to “make the shots, damn it”. It did not necessarily work, as Walton missed plenty more open shots along the way, but his layup and free throws down the stretch with critical.

• Mark Donnal had another serviceable game, with eight points on 2-of-6 shooting and 4-of-4 free throws. He also dunked for the second straight game, which I believe are his only two dunks in conference play despite seeing drastically increased playing time and a much larger role in the offense.

• I also thought Ricky Doyle had another pretty solid game with four points on 2-of-2 shooting in 14 minutes, but his free throws continue to disappoint. He missed his only two attempts from the line today to bring his average to 60.5 percent on the season.

• Speaking of free throws, you’ll never guess who the only Wolverine to have attempted at least 15 free throws and have a worse percentage than Doyle is. Well, you probably will because if you are reading this you’ve probably seen most of Michigan’s games…but the answer is Zak Irvin, who is inexplicably shooting a woeful 60.4% at the charity stripe. In one of the stranger things I saw today (and it was a strange day indeed – see above), I looked up Irvin’s career numbers at the free throw line after he missed his first attempt today – a front-end of a 1-and-1 – badly and saw a statistical oddity: Irvin’s numbers at the line have gotten worse year-over-year since his freshman season. As a pure shooter in his first year, Irvin made 71.4% of his free throws. As a sophomore, the number dropped slightly to a still-respectable 68.9 percent. Now in his junior season, the mark has plummeted by a whopping 8.5 percent. It’s rare to see a pure shooter have such poor shooting numbers, and even rarer to see someone’s free throw percentage drop two consecutive years.

• A couple won a $500 jewelry gift card during a timeout contest…and then got engaged immediately after at center court. I have never seen a ring purchased so quickly in my life.

Michigan’s Three Stars

***Zak Irvin***
22 points (8-of-19 2pt, 4-of-8 3pt, 2-of-3 FT), five rebounds (one offensive), one assist in 35 minutes

**Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman**
9 points (2-of-4 2pt, 0-of-1 3pt, 0-of-0 FT), four rebounds (three offensive), two assists, three steals, one turnover in 36 minutes

*Mark Donnal*
8 points (2-of-6 2pt, 0-of-1 3pt, 4-of-4 FT), one rebound (one offensive), one turnover in 20 minutes

Season Three-Stars Standings

Derrick Walton Jr – 26
Duncan Robinson – 17
Caris LeVert – 15
Zak Irvin – 13
Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman – 8
Aubrey Dawkins – 5
Mark Donnal – 2
Spike Albrecht – 1
Moritz Wagner – 1
Final Game Stats
# Name FG-FGA 3FG-3FGA FT-FTA OR DR TOT PF TP A TO BLK S MIN
34 Mark Donnal* 2-6 0-1 4-4 1 0 1 4 8 0 1 0 0 20
10 Derrick Walton* 1-10 0-6 4-5 0 7 7 4 6 1 2 0 2 36
21 Zak Irvin* 8-19 4-8 2-3 1 4 5 1 22 1 0 0 0 35
22 Duncan Robinson* 2-4 0-1 0-0 1 2 3 3 4 2 0 0 0 21
12 Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman* 3-6 1-1 2-3 3 1 4 1 9 2 1 0 3 36
03 Kameron Chatman 0-2 0-2 2-2 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 4
05 D.J. Wilson 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 1 0 2
13 Moritz Wagner 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
23 Caris LeVert 0-1 0-0 0-1 0 5 5 0 0 1 1 0 0 11
24 Aubrey Dawkins 1-4 0-1 2-2 1 3 4 1 4 0 1 0 0 17
32 Ricky Doyle 2-2 0-0 0-2 1 2 3 3 4 0 0 0 0 14
Totals 20-55 5-20 16-22 11 28 39 15 61 7 6 1 5 200
Purdue 21-53 6-12 8-14 7 28 35 18 56 8 9 3 2
200
Full Stats
Beilein Tie Watch
(Sam Sedlecky, M&GB)

(Sam Sedlecky, M&GB)

Michigan hoops preview: #18 Purdue

Saturday, February 13th, 2016


UM-Purdue
Michigan vs Purdue
Saturday, Feb. 13 | Ann Arbor, Mich. | 2 p.m. ET | ESPN2
Line: Purdue -1.5
Offense
77.0 Points/gm 78.4
(681-1,406) 48.4 Field Goal % 46.1 (689-1,493)
(262-641) 40.9 3-pt FG % 35.4 (196-554)
(300-408) 73.5 Free Throw % 74.7 (387-518)
12.0 FT Made/gm 15.5
32.0 Reb/gm 42.5
15.6 Assists/gm 17.8
9.8 Turnovers/gm 12.6
Defense
66.4 Points/gm 63.7
(610-1,395) 43.7 Field Goal % 38.2 (573-1,501)
(179-522) 34.3 3-pt FG % 31.1 (146-469)
32.3 Opp. Reb/gm 31.1
5.8 Steals/gm 4.8
2.3 Blocks/gm 5.2
Individual Leaders
Caris LeVert (17.6), Derrick Walton (12.3) Points/gm A.J. Hammons (14.7), Vince Edwards (10.4)
Derick Walton (5.7), Caris LeVert (5.4) Reb/gm Caleb Swanigan (8.8), A.J. Hammons (8.2)

Michigan stopped the bleeding with a 82-74 win at Minnesota on Wednesday night, but it was far from convincing. The Wolverines blew a 17-point lead and had to hang on to avoid handing Minnesota its first win in nearly two months. That would have assuredly placed Michigan on the outside of the NCAA Tournament bubble, but as for now the Wolverines are still likely in barring a meltdown in the final six games. A win over 18th-ranked Purdue this afternoon would go a long way toward helping that cause.

Purdue won the season’s first meeting in West Lafayette, 87-70, despite a 25-point performance from Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman. Three Zak Irvin free throws pulled Michigan within six with 5:20 remaining, but Purdue went on a 12-0 run over the next three minutes to put the game away.

Four Purdue players scored in double figures, led by center A.J. Hammons’ 17 points. The 7-foot-0, 250-pound senior leads the team with an average of 14.7 points and 2.7 blocked shots per game and ranks second with 8.2 rebounds. In his last four games he has averaged 21.3 points and 10.5 rebounds while shooting 60 percent from the field. In the Boilermakers’ overtime win over Michigan State on Tuesday, Hammons nearly had a triple-double with 19 points, 13 rebounds and eight blocks.

Sophomore forward Vince Edwards (6-foot-8, 225) is the team’s second leading scorer, averaging 10.4 points and third leading rebounder with 5.2 boards per game. He recorded 11 points and seven rebounds in the first meeting. However, Edwards has been in a slump the last two weeks, shooting just 25.9 percent from the field (7-of-27) and 16.7 percent from three-point range (2-of-12) while averaging just 7.7 points.

Freshman forward Caleb Swanigan (6-foot-9, 250) and sophomore center Isaac Haas (7-foot-2, 282) each scored just seven points in the Jan. 7 meeting, but add to Purdue’s significant size advantage. Swanigan averages 9.8 points and a Big Ten-leading 8.8 rebounds per game. Haas averages 10 points and four boards.

The backcourt is lead by senior guard Raphael Davis (6-foot-6, 217) and junior guard Kendall Stephens (6-foot-7, 205). Davis scored 16 in the first meeting and is the team’s best three-point shooter, averaging 40.6 percent. He made 6-of-8 three-point attempts on his way to 24 points against Michigan State on Tuesday. Stephens missed four games for personal reasons, but returned against Michigan State and played just three minutes. His absence has yielded increased minutes for sophomore guard P.J. Thompson (5-foot-10, 188), who scored eight points in the first meeting, and senior guard Johnny Hill (6-foot-3, 187), who scored 10.

Michigan and Purdue are tied for fourth in the Big Ten at 8-4, but the Boilers are a bad matchup for Michigan. They rank second in the Big Ten with 42.5 rebounds per game, while Michigan ranks last with 32. And Purdue’s defense — second-best field goal percentage defense in the conference — will undoubtedly force Michigan into one of the extended scoring droughts that have become all too common this season. Perhaps Michigan can harness the power of the sold out home crowd that will be honoring and raising awareness for the ChadTough Foundation. But after last week’s gaffes against Indiana and Michigan State I wouldn’t count on it.

Michigan hoops preview: Purdue

Friday, January 2nd, 2015


UM-Purdue
Michigan (8-5, 1-0) vs Purdue (9-5, 1-0)
Saturday, Jan. 3 | West Lafayette, Ind. | 2:15 p.m. EST | Big Ten Network
Offense
68.1 Points/gm 75.9
(308-723) 42.6 Field Goal % 46.3 (370-800)
(112-313) 35.8 3-pt FG % 34.6 (85-246)
(157-219) 71.7 Free Throw % 69.8 (238-341)
12.1 FT Made/gm 17.0
32.6 Reb/gm 37.5
13.5 Assists/gm 16.6
9.7 Turnovers/gm 13.2
Defense
62.5 Points/gm 65.4
(304-689) 44.1 Field Goal % 41.2 (318-772)
(92-252) 36.5 3-pt FG % 38.5 (94-244)
33.2 Opp. Reb/gm 31.5
6.5 Steals/gm 5.9
1.8 Blocks/gm 5.9
Individual Leaders
Caris LeVert (15.2), Zak Irvin (15.1) Points/gm Kendall Stephens (11.2), Isaac Haas (11.1)
Caris LeVert (5.2), Derrick Walton Jr (4.4) Reb/gm Vince Edwards (5.9), A.J. Hammons (5.6)

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Michigan kicked off conference play with an overtime victory over Illinois on Tuesday, fighting through the same type of second half adversity that they couldn’t overcome in losses during the non conference portion of the schedule. Now, Michigan looks to continue that momentum as they hit the road for the first time in Big Ten play this season. Purdue awaits with a 9-5 record. Let’s take a look at the Boilers.

The Starters
Minutes Points FG% 3FG% FT% Reb Ast TO Blk Stl
Kendall Stephens (G) 24.1 11.2 37.6 43.5 81.3 2.7 1.8 1.4 0.5 0.7
Isaac Haas (C) 17.8 11.1 62.0 00.0 54.7 5.1 0.7 1.8 0.9 0.1
Vince Edwards (F) 26.2 10.2 55.7 40.0 80.8 5.9 2.3 1.4 0.5 0.3
Raphael Davis (G) 25.1 9.9 51.7 14.3 79.3 3.0 2.5 1.5 0.1 1.0
Jon Octeus (G) 24.6 7.6 50.0 46.7 75.7 4.3 2.6 1.3 0.3 0.9
The Others
Minutes Points FG% 3FG% FT% Reb Ast TO Blk Stl
A.J. Hammons (C) 20.1 10.0 45.8 00.0 62.5 5.6 1.1 2.1 2.8 0.4
Bryson Scott (G) 13.2 5.7 39.0 14.3 77.1 1.9 1.8 1.2 0.2 1.1
Dakota Mathias (G) 15.3 3.8 32.7 35.1 85.7 1.6 1.3 0.5 0.0 0.2
P.J. Thompson (G) 18.5 3.1 34.1 26.7 75.0 1.3 1.6 0.6 0.1 0.8
Basil Smotherman (F) 12.1 2.3 41.2 11.1 42.9 1.8 1.1 0.4 0.3 0.4

Purdue uses a large rotation with no one averaging more than 26 minutes a game and four players scoring in double figures. Sophomore guard Kendall Stephens (6’6″, 197) is the leading scorer, averaging 11.2 points per game, and while he’s shooting just 37.6 percent from the field, he has made 37-of-85 three-point attempts (43.5 percent). He has made at least four three-pointers in four of 13 games this season. He scored a season-high 24 points against IUPUI thanks to a 6-of-9 performance from downtown, and also hit 6-of-7 against Arkansas State. Against Gardner-Webb two weeks ago, Stephens was held scoreless on 0-of-5 shooting, missing all four of his three-point attempts, but he followed it up with a 19-point performance against Minnesota on Wednesday in which he hit 4-of-8.

Center Isaac Haas is right behind Stephens in points per game with 11.1. The 7’2″, 297-pound freshman from Alabama has started the last six games and has actually seen his production drop during that time. Coming off the bench in the first eight games, Haas averaged 12.3 points and 5.5 rebounds in 18.4 minutes per game. As a starter, those numbers have dropped to 9.5 points and 4.5 rebounds in 17 minutes per game.

Freshman forward Vince Edwards (6’7″, 220) averages the most minutes on the team (26.2) and leads the team with 5.9 rebounds per game. He’s averaging 10.2 points per game, but his scoring has seen its ups and downs. He scored 26 points in the second game of the season and 25 points in the overtime win over BYU, but has been held to single digits in 10 of 14 games. He hasn’t reached double figures since scoring 16 against N.C. State on Dec. 2.

The starting lineup is rounded out with guards Raphael Davis and Jon Octeus. Davis, a 6’5″, 217-pound junior, averages 9.9 points, three rebounds, and 2.5 assists per game, while Octeus, a 6’4″, 175-pound senior, averages 7.6 points, 4.3 rebounds, and 2.6 assists. Davis has a season high of 22 points against Missouri and is shooting 51.7 percent from the field, but is not a three-point threat, having made just 2-of-14 attempts. Octeus, on the other hand, isn’t as much of a scorer with a season high of 13 points, but has the ability to hit the three, having made 7-of-15 attempts. After making just one of his first six on the season, Octeus has hit 6-of-9 in the past five games.

A.J. Hammons started the first eight games of the season at center before being replaced by Haas. The 7’0″, 261-pound junior is averaging 10 points and 5.6 rebounds per game and has scored in double figures in nine of the past 10 games.

Freshman guard P.J. Thompson (5’10”, 188) plays the most minutes off the bench among members of the backcourt (18.5), but averages just 3.1 points per game. Fellow guards Bryson Scott (6’1″, 206) and Dakota Mathias (6’4″, 197) average a combined 9.5 points and 3.5 rebounds per game off the bench, while sophomore forward Basil Smotherman (6’6″, 222) is the only remaining player averaging double digit minutes. He provides just 2.3 points and 1.8 boards per game.

As a team, Purdue has the Big Ten’s fifth-best scoring offense (75.9 points per game) and third-worst scoring defense (65.4 ppt). The Boilers rank seventh in field goal percentage (46.3), ninth in three-point percentage (34.6) and third in rebounding margin (plus-six), while the defense ranks 12th in field goal percentage (41.2) and last in three-point percentage (38.5).

The Schedule
Date Opponent Score
Nov. 14 Samford W 80-40
Nov. 16 IUPUI W 77-57
Nov. 20 Grambling State W 82-30
Nov. 24 Kansas State* L 79-88
Nov. 25 Missouri* W 82-61
Nov. 26 BYU* W 87-85 OT
Dec. 2 N.C. State^ W 66-61
Dec. 6 North Florida L 70-73
Dec. 8 IPFW W 63-43
Dec. 10 Arkansas State W 87-46
Dec. 13 at Vanderbilt L 71-81
Dec. 20 #21 Notre Dame# L 63-94
Dec. 22 Gardner-Webb L 84-89
Dec. 31 Minnesota W 72-68
Jan. 3 Michigan
Jan. 7 at #4 Wisconsin
Jan. 12 #12 Maryland
Jan. 17 at Penn State
Jan. 21 at Illinois
Jan. 24 Iowa
Jan. 28 Indiana
Jan. 31 at Northwestern
Feb. 4 #20 Ohio State
Feb. 7 at Minnesota
Feb. 12 at Rutgers
Feb. 15 Nebraska
Feb. 19 at Indiana
Feb. 26 Rutgers
Mar. 1 at #20 Ohio State
Mar. 4 at Michigan State
Mar. 7 Illinois
*Maui Invitational, ^ACC-Big Ten Challenge, #Neutral court game

Purdue and Michigan haven’t played any similar opponents this season. The Boilers opened the season with three cupcakes before falling to Kansas State in the opening game of the Maui Invitational. They responded with wins over Missouri and BYU and then topped N.C. State in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. But just like Michigan lost to NJIT, Purdue let North Florida come to West Lafayette and knock them off. Then, after wins over IPFW and Arkansas State, Purdue dropped three straight before picking up a four point win over Minnesota on Wednesday.

The Series

Purdue holds a 84-66 lead in the all-time series, but Michigan has won the last four. Purdue leads 51-24 all-time at Mackey Arena, but Michigan has won its last three trips to West Lafayette. Last season, Michigan won in overtime 77-76 when Glenn Robinson III made a last-second layup, and beat the Boilers in Ann Arbor 75-66.

Notes

• Purdue leads the Big Ten with 5.9 blocked shots per game and ranks fourth with 16.6 assists per game.

• In three games as a starter, Ricky Doyle is shooting 12-of-16 (75 percent) from the field

• Spike Albrecht grabbed a career-high six rebounds in Michigan’s win over Illinois on Tuesday