Freshman guard leads all scorers with 28 points
Notes from Saturday's first session of the 2016-17 season
Discusses the importance of the month of September
Ryan Cline, Vincent Edwards and Dakota Mathias give update on Purdue hoops
Thompson leads seven players in double figures
2015-16 / Dakota Mathias Photo Gallery
First Round, NCAA Tournament
Wisconsin @ Purdue
Photos from Northwestern @ #17 Purdue on February 16, 2016.
Check out the photo gallery from the men's basketball game against Michigan State.
Big Ten All-Academic Team (March 23, 2016)
Has a career assist-to-turnover ratio of 2.74 (129:47), a number that would rank second on the career list (behind P.J. Thompson).
Averaging a turnover every 28.3 minutes played for his career.
The Boilermakers are 18-7 in his career when he makes two or more 3-pointers in a game.
Has never had a game with three or more turnovers and has had zero turnovers in 36-of-69 career games.
2015-16 / AS A SOPHOMORE
Game-by-Game Statistics / Photos
Mathias had another strong season, appearing in all 35 games, while averaging 5.5 points and 2.3 assists per game.
His assist-to-turnover ratio of 3.90 (82:21) is the second-highest mark in school history (minimum of 75 assists).
Shot 38.6 percent (44-of-114) from long distance, but upped his percentage to 41.5 percent (22-of-53) from deep in league play only.
Never shied away from taking the big shot, hitting monster 3-pointers against Wisconsin in the Big Ten opener, Maryland, Indiana and in the NCAA Tournament first-round game against Little Rock.
In February and March, Mathias was 18-of-40 (.450) from long distance, averaging 6.3 points and 2.5 assists per game. In November, December and January, Mathias went 26-of-74 (.351) and averaged 5.0 points and 2.3 assists per game.
Matched a career high with 17 points, 10 coming in the final four minutes of the first half, in a win over No. 10-ranked Maryland. Went 7-of-10 from the field in the victory over the Terrapins. After the game, Reggie Miller Tweeted at him on representing No. 31.
During the four postseason games, ranked fifth on the team in scoring (7.3 PPG) and was 8-of-18 (.444) from long distance.
In games that he hit at least two 3-pointers, Purdue went 10-4.
Scored a career-high 17 points with five 3-pointers in the second game of the season against Vermont.
In back-to-back games against Maryland and Nebraska late in the year, averaged 14.0 PPG, 2.5 RPG and 5.0 APG, while shooting 10-of-17 from the field and 5-of-11 from long distance.
2014-15 / AS A FRESHMAN
Game-by-Game Statistics / Photos
Mathias overcame injuries and illnesses in the offseason to have a productive freshman season.
Mathias appeared in all 34 games with 17 starts, including the last 15 games of the season.
Averaged 4.8 PPG, 2.1 RPG and 1.4 APG in 19.6 minutes per outing.
Over the last nine games, averaged 7.8 PPG, 3.0 RPG And 1.4 APG while shooting 16-of-41 (.390) from three-point range.
Had a five-game stretch from Feb. 15 to March 4, where he scored in double figures four times and averaged 9.6 PPG while shooting 12-of-25 (.480) from three-point range against Nebraska, Indiana, Rutgers, Ohio State and Michigan State.
Ended the season making a three-pointer in each of the last nine games.
Recorded the third-best assist-to-turnover ratio by a freshman in school history (1.81) and his 38 three-pointers made were the fifth most by a freshman in school history.
In games he started (17), Mathias averaged 5.9 PPG in 23.2 minutes per game while shooting 25 free throws. In the games he did not start (17), Mathias averaged 3.8 PPG in 16.1 minutes per game, shooting just six free throws.
Shot 20 free throws in the last nine games, compared to just 11 free throws in the first 25 contests.
Had the best game of his career against eventual Final Four participant Michigan State, scoring a career-high 12 points with six rebounds and two steals.
Tallied seven points with six rebounds and career-high five assists in the Big Ten Tournament against Penn State.
Also had 11 points with five rebounds and three assists against Rutgers (Feb. 26), going 3-of-5 from the field and 2.of-3 from long distance.
Owned a 3.60 GPA during his first year at Purdue.
Ranked 141st nationally and a three-star recruit by Rivals.com.
Ranked as a three-star recruit according to Scout.com.
As a senior, Mathias averaged 28 points, eight rebounds and six assists per game en route to Ohio Division II Player of the Year and first-team All-State accolades.
As a junior, Mathias averaged 25.3 points, 9.5 rebounds and 6.4 assists while shooting 62 percent from the field and making 63-of-169 three-point attempts.
Was selected to play on the Ohio Rising All-Stars Team, was the Lima News 2013 Dream Team Player of the Year and an Associated Press Division II All-Ohio First Team honoree.
Also honored as the Associated Press District Co-Player of the Year and the District 8 and Western Buckeye League (WBL) Player of the Year.
Surpassed 1,000 career points on Jan. 25, 2013 against Kenton High School.
As a sophomore, Mathias averaged 13.1 points, 4.4 rebounds and 4.4 assists per game while making 39-of-114 three-point attempts and 88 percent of his free throw attempts.
Named first-team All-WBL, second-team All-District 8 and third team Associated Press All-District as well as to the Lima News Dream Team in 2012.
Started as a freshman where he averaged 10.3 points, 5.4 rebounds and 4.0 assists and was named honorable mention All-WBL.
Led team to 2012 and 2013 WBL Championships as well as an Ohio State Runner-Up finish.
Very versatile player with a high basketball IQ.
Also an outstanding student as he is a member of the National Honor Society, was the PSI Academic Student of the Year, the Lima News Scholar-Athlete of the Year and an Ohio Basketball Coaches Association Silver Scholar-Athlete.
Full name is Dakota Daniel Mathias.
Born July 11, 1995, in Lima, Ohio.
Majoring in management.
Son of Daniel and Tracy Mathias.
Has two older brothers, Bo and Dustin.
Enjoys playing tennis and cards.