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For starters

Purdue looks to bounce back from Saturday's tough loss at Xavier against Western Carolina.

The Catamounts (5-4) have won three games in a row. Guard Harouna Motombo leads the team in scoring (14.8 points per game) and rebounding (5.1 per game). Guard Brandon Briggs is averaging 13 points a contest.

Purdue has put an emphasis on rebounding. The Boilermakers were out-rebounded at Xavier 38-29. Purdue's Sandi Marcius, Travis Carroll and Jacob Lawson combined for three rebounds in the game.

The Boilermakers have won 22 consecutive games at Mackey Arena.