Post Game Notes - Purdue 65, Michigan 58

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Jan. 5, 2008

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Purdue 65, Michigan 58
Mackey Arena, West Lafayette, Ind.
January 5, 2008

  • The win gives the Boilermakers a 10-4 start for the first time under head coach Matt Painter. It is Purdue's second 10-4 start since the 2003-2004 season.
  • The win also gives the Boilermakers 15 wins in their last 21 games dating back to last season.
  • The win makes Purdue 24-2 in its last 26 home games.
  • The win improves the Boilermakers to 8-1 in their last nine home Big Ten games.
  • The win improves Matt Painter's career coaching record to 66-40 overall and 41-35 at Purdue.
  • Purdue's all-time record improves to 1,541-902.
  • The win improves Purdue to 257-81 in home conference games in Mackey Arena.
  • With the win, Purdue improves to 78-60 against Michigan in the all-time series and makes them 46-23 against the Wolverines in West Lafayette.
  • Purdue improves to 56-39 all-time in Big Ten Conference openers.
  • Purdue used an 11-3 run midway through the first half to give them a nine point lead at 22-13. They then ran off another run late in the first half of 9-2, spurred by three three-pointers by Keaton Grant, which extended their lead to 14 points, at 31-17.
  • The four freshmen (Robbie Hummel, E'Twaun Moore, Scott Martin, and JaJuan Johnson) combined for 34 points, 20 rebounds, 11 assists, and five steals.
  • Sophomore Keaton Grant scored a team-high 17 points in the game. It was the eighth time he has reached double-figures this season compared with only three such occurrences a season ago. The total also tied his career-high of 17 which he tallied against Wofford on December 19, 2007.
  • Grant also set a career-high with five made three-pointers in the game on five of seven shooting. His previous high of 4 was set against Ball State earlier this season and repeated versus Wofford on December 19th, 2007.
  • Moore led Purdue and set a career-high with six assists in the game. His recorded his previous high of five twice, with the last coming versus Indiana State on December 1, 2007.
  • Hummel led Purdue in rebounding for the eighth time this season with seven rebounds. Martin also tied for the team lead in rebounds.
  • Johnson tied a career-high with four blocks, which he last recorded in a defeat of Loyola-Chicago on November 11th, 2007.