No. 21 Purdue Dominates Illinois 91-68
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• Purdue won its 100th game all-time against Illinois, now owning a 100-87 series advantage over the Illini ... Purdue has won its last two games with Illinois by a combined 54 points ... the 100 wins make Illinois the fifth team that Purdue has won 100 games against ... the win was Purdue's sixth in a row at Mackey Arena against the Illini.
• The win was Purdue's 600th all-time in Mackey Arena, now with a 600-138 record (.813).
Matt Painter was coaching in his 200th Big Ten regular-season game, now with a 117-83 record.
• Purdue shot 60.4 percent for the game, the second time this year it shot over 60.0 percent from the field ... the Boilermakers also shot over 60.0 percent in both halves for the first time this year and first time since March 6, 2016, vs. Wisconsin.
• Purdue's three offensive rebounds were the third fewest in a game in school history and fewest since March 3, 2009 vs. Ohio State (2).
• Purdue's 15 3-point attempts were a season low.
• Purdue went 20-of-22 from the free throw line and is now 52-of-59 (.881) from the free throw line in the last three games.
• Purdue had two players score 20 points or more against Illinois, giving Purdue 15, 20-point performances this year ... Purdue had 13 all of last year.
• Purdue held Illinois 9.4 points below their season average of 77.4 points per game ... it marked the 16th opponent (18 teams) to be held under their pregame scoring average.
• Purdue dished out 22 assists on 32 made field goals, the ninth time this year that Purdue has dished out at least 20 assists.
• Purdue recorded its 10th 20-point win of the season, tied for the fourth most nationally (Kentucky - 13; Gonzaga, West Virginia - 11; Purdue, Wichita State - 10).
Isaac Haas and Caleb Swanigan combined for 46 points, 16 rebounds and five assists on 16-of-28 field goals and 13-of-14 free throws ... it marked the third time this year that both players scored at least 20 points (McNeese State, Villanova, Illinois).
Isaac Haas scored 24 points in 22 minutes, the 11th time in his career he averaged at least 1.00 points per minute played ... it marked his sixth career 20-point game (5-1).
Caleb Swanigan notched his 15th double-double of the season with 22 points and 10 rebounds ... the 15 double-doubles are the most in the country and tied for eighth most by a Purdue player in school history ... his 15 double-doubles are the most by a Big Ten player in the last five seasons ... Swanigan has already surpassed his scoring this year (350) from last year (348) ... Swanigan is shooting 17-of-36 (.472) from 3-point range for the season ... he scored 18 of his points in the second half ... Purdue is 13-2 when he records a double-double this year and 20-3 during his career ... Swanigan has scored in double-figures in 10 straight games.
Carsen Edwards tallied 14 points on 6-of-7 shooting ... Purdue is 9-0 when Edwards scores 10 or more points in a game.
Vincent Edwards tallied 11 points and five assists ... Purdue is 11-3 during his career when he dishes out five or more assists.
Dakota Mathias totaled five points, four rebounds and six assists against no turnovers ... Mathias is Purdue's career leader in assist/turnover ratio (2.86)

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) - Center Isaac Haas had 24 points and six rebounds, and power forward Caleb Swanigan added 22 points and 10 rebounds in No. 21 Purdue's dominating 91-68 victory over Illinois on Tuesday.

Haas scored 13 points in the second half when the Boilermakers (15-4, 4-2 Big Ten) led by as many as 27. Swanigan had a four-point first half but was almost unstoppable during the second half, accounting for 18 points and five rebounds.

Purdue placed five players in double figures, also getting 14 from freshman guard Carsen Edwards, 11 from forward Vincent Edwards and 10 from point guard P.J. Thompson.

Illinois (12-7, 2-4) got 15 points from Maverick Morgan and 12 from Malcolm Hill but had no answer for the Boilermakers' two post players, each of whom had his way around the basket.

With this victory, Purdue leads the all-time series with Illinois, 100-87.


 

 

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