Post Game Notes
Jan. 5, 2010
- The win improves head coach Matt Painter's career record to 122-55 and 97-50 at Purdue. Painter also improves to 27-8 in home conference games and 24-3 in the last four seasons.
- At 14-0, Purdue remains the only undefeated team in left in the Big Ten conference and one of only four left in the nation.
- The 14-0 start also matches the Boilermakers best start in school history. Purdue also started 14-0 in the 1993-94 season before advancing to the Elite Eight.
- The win gives Purdue its 500th win in Mackey Arena. They now have an all-time record of 500-113 in Mackey Arena, good for a 81.6 percent winning percentage.
- Purdue led by as many as eight points in the first half before ending the first half with a seven point lead. The Boilermakers opened the game on an 8-0 run, but allowed Minnesota to claw its way back and eventually take a four point lead of its own at 24-20. The Boilermakers then closed the half on a 15-4 run to take the lead into the break.
Individual Season and Career Highs
- Two Purdue players recorded double-doubles in the game, juniors Robbie Hummel (18 points, 11 rebounds) and JaJuan Johnson (16 points, 10 rebounds). It is the first time that two Boilermakers have recorded a double-double in the same game this season. It is also the first time two Purdue players have pulled down 10 or more rebounds in the same game since the same duo accomplished the feat in a loss to Illinois last December.
- It is also the second straight double-double for Johnson and his fourth of the season.
- Senior guard Chris Kramer scored 15 points in the game. It is the first time that Kramer has scored in double figures against the Gophers in his Purdue career. He had previously scored as many as six points in his four previous matchups. The 15 points is also his highest output of the season, topping his previous best of 14. Kramer also added five rebounds, three steals and two assists.
- Hummel also tied his career-high with three blocks. The last time he blocked three shots in a single game was in the Boilermakers comeback win over Alabama earlier in the season.
- Four Boilermakers scored 15 or more points in the game, Moore (18), Hummel (18), Johnson (16) and Kramer (15), for the first time this season.
Team Season Highs and Lows
- Minnesota turned the ball over only 13 times in the game, a Purdue opponent low for the season. Purdue still managed to outscore the Gophers in points off turnovers, 16 to 12.
- Purdue held the Golden Gophers to 60 points in the contest, 20.7 below their season average.
- Junior guard E'Twaun Moore scored a game-high 18 points in the contest. The 18 points moves him past Carl Landry and into 27th place on the all-time Purdue scoring list, with 1,179 career points.
- The 11 rebounds for Hummel in the game move him past Drake Morris and into 30th on the all-time Purdue list with 517 career rebounds.