Jan. 1, 2010
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GAME NOTESThe win improves head coach Matt Painter's career record to 121-55 and 96-50 at Purdue. Painter also improves to 37-2 in home non-conference games.
At 13-0, Purdue remains the only undefeated team in left in the Big Ten conference and one of only five left in the nation.
The Boilermakers improve to 81-51 all-time versus teams from the Big East.
With the win, the Boilermakers sit one win back of their best start in school history for consecutive wins to start a season, with 13. The record of 14 straight wins to start a season was set during the 1993-94 season.
Junior center JaJuan Johnson led all scorers in the first half with 15 points, six rebounds and two first half blocks. Johnson also made his first nine free throw attempts in the half before missing his final shot from the line to finish 9 of 10.
Purdue used a 13-0 run to take its biggest lead of the first half, at 32-20 with 4:07 remaining in the half.
Purdue used four separate runs of 6 or more points during the first 10 minutes of the second half to jump out to its largest lead of the game, at 25 points.
For the second time this season, the Boilermakers have come out ahead in a battle of top-10 teams. The first came when Purdue outlasted ninth-ranked Tennessee to win the Paradise Jam.
The 15 point margin of victory is Purdue's largest margin of victory over a fellow top-10 opponent since the eighth-ranked, and Stephen Scheffler led, Boilermakers won at Michigan by 18 points in 1990.
The 15 points is also West Virginia's largest margin of defeat since Marquette defeated the Mountaineers 75-53 on January 10, 2009.
INDIVIDUAL SEASON AND CAREER HIGHSJunior center JaJuan Johnson scored 25 points in the game to record his second 20-point game of the season.
Johnson recorded season-highs with the 25 points and 10 rebounds. He also recorded his third double-double of the season and the first since recording back-to-back double-doubles against South Dakota State and St. Joseph's.
Senior guard Keaton Grant set a new season-high with four steals in the game. He also pulled in a season-high six rebounds in the contest.
TEAM SEASON HIGHS AND LOWSThe 62 points scored by West Virginia marks their lowest output of the season. They previously had scored 63 points in a Big East victory over Marquette. They had averaged 76.4 points per game coming into the contest.
Purdue also forced West Virginia into a season-high tying 18 turnovers, nine of them coming off steals. The total enabled the Boilermakers to outscore the Mountaineers 19-5 in points off turnovers.
CAREER ACCOLADES Junior guard E'Twaun Moore scored 15 points to move up to a tie with Jerry Sichting on the all-time Purdue scoring list, with 1,161 career points.