This will not be a season to remember. Except for all the wrong reasons. It has been awhile since the Boilermakers did not have a game-changing player. The down year is highlighted by losses to Bucknell, Oregon State and Eastern Michigan. Key player: Junior guard Terone Johnson shows promise with 12.5 points, 4.5 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game. Key stat: Not a threat from the perimeter, the Boilermakers are connecting on only 27.1 percent of 3-pointers. Big Ten opener: Wednesday against Illinois.
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