Purdue 70, Nebraska 64

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Jan. 12, 2014

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Purdue 70, Nebraska 64
Postgame Notes
Jan. 12, 2014 | Mackey Arena (9,182)
Records: Purdue (11-5, 1-2), Nebraska (8-8, 0-4)

TEAM NOTES...
• Purdue avoided its first 0-3 Big Ten start since 2005-06.
• Purdue's 70 points were its second-fewest in a win this year (Eastern Michigan -- 69) ... Nebraska's 64 points were the fourth fewest allowed this year by the Purdue defense (Eastern Illinois -- 55; Siena -- 63; UMES -- 50) ... Nebraska hasn't scored 66 or more points against Nebraska since Dec. 5, 1964, a span of 7 games.
• Purdue improved to 9-0 this year when shooting a higher percentage than its opponent ... Purdue shot 61.1 percent from the field in the second half, a new season high for a half this year (59.4 vs. Oklahoma State -- 2nd half).
• Purdue won the rebounding battle for the sixth straight game (+38 during that span).
• Purdue won its 299th game all-time against Big Ten opponents at Mackey Arena ... now own a 299-94 record (.761) vs. Big Ten foes in the facility.
• Purdue's bench outscored Nebraska's, 28-20 ... Boilers improved to 7-5 on the season when their bench outscores opponent's bench ... Purdue's bench went 5-of-10 (.500) from three-point range ... starters were just 0-of-3 (.000).
• Purdue is now 10-3 (.769) against Nebraska all-time, the fifth-best winning percentage against one foe in Purdue history (min. 10 meetings).
• The seven offensive rebounds allowed equaled a season-low allowed (Oklahoma State -- 7) ... the Huskers did outscore Purdue, 11-4, in second-chance points ... it marked just the third time that Purdue was outscored in second-chance points this year (Rider, Eastern Michigan) ... Purdue's seven offensive rebounds were its fewest of the season as well.
• Purdue had nine assists against three turnovers in the first half ... the Boilermakers had six assists against nine turnovers in the second half.
• For the 12th time in 15 possible games, Purdue held its opponent under its pregame scoring average (64 points; Nebraska entered avg. 69.7) ... for the ninth time in 15 games (and sixth time in last eight games), Purdue held its opponent under its pregame field goal percentage (.414; Nebraska entered at 43.0 percent).
• Purdue had 15 assists on 24 made field goals (.625 percent) ... over the last two games, Purdue has assisted on 30 of 49 field goals (.612) ... Purdue entered the game assisting on just 49.6 percent of its made field goals (207-of-417).
• Purdue improved to 7-3 in games decided by single digits and 6-2 in games decided by six or fewer points ... Boilers went 1-6 last year in games decided by six or fewer points.
• Purdue went 5-of-5 from the free throw line in the first half ... the Boilermakers were 12-of-23 (.522) in the second half.

Matt Painter...
• 187-100 overall at Purdue.
• 91-65 against Big Ten foes.
• 120-24 at Mackey Arena.
• 53-19 at Mackey Arena vs. Big Ten foes.
• 154-26 when leading at halftime (8-1 this year).
• 174-54 when holding foes to under 48.0 percent shooting (11-3 this year).
• 153-19 when shooting a higher percentage than opponents (9-0 this year).
• 125-29 when outrebounding opponents.
• 130-20 when shooting more free throws than opponent.
• 78-25 when holding opponents to 4 or fewer made three-pointers.
• 116-20 when scoring 70 or more points.
• 162-37 when holding foes under 69 points.
• 27-13 in games played on Sunday (5-1 this year).

A.J. Hammons...
• led team in scoring for second time this year with 18 points.
• blocked at least four shots in a game for the eighth time this year and 12th time in career ... already has 54 blocks this year.
• ends game 6-of-7 from the free throw line and is shooting 15-of-19 (.789) from the free throw line in Big Ten play.
• recorded no turnovers in 22 minutes, just the second time this year he has played at least 20 minutes with no turnovers (Boston College -- 20 minutes).

Ronnie Johnson...
• became just third player in school history with 500 points and 200 assists by end of soph. season (532 points, 200 assists), joining Bruce Parkinson and Eugune Parker ... is the first Boilermaker to do so in almost 40 years (Parker, 1975-76).
• recorded 13th double-figure outing of season (9-4) and 34th of career (19-15).
• his 71.4 percent shooting (5-of-7) from the field was best percentage in his career.

Kendall Stephens...
• moved into sixth place on Purdue freshman three-pointers made list (30) ... needs two to tie for fifth (Linc Darner -- 32 in 1991).

Sterling Carter...
• his seven rebounds were his most at Purdue and just two shy of career-high nine boards vs. UC Davis on Feb. 15, 2011.
• over last two games, Carter has scored 18 points with 11 rebounds in just 38 minutes.

Jay Simpson...
• his seven points were most for him since scoring eight against Boston College (Dec. 4, 2013), a span of seven games.
• made his first career three-pointer.

Terone Johnson...
• saw a streak of 10 games with a made three-pointer end ... also saw streak of five games scoring in double figures end.

Basil Smotherman...
• shot below 50.0 percent in a game for the first time since the season opener vs. Northern Kentucky, a span of 14 games.

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