Post-Game Notes, Purdue 74 Illinois 67
Jan. 19, 2008
- The win is Purdue's third in a row and sixth in its last seven outings.
- The win gives Purdue a 4-1 Big Ten record for the first time since the 2003-04 season.
- Purdue also improves to 87-81 against Illinois in the all-time series and makes them 56-27 against the Fighting Illini in West Lafayette.
- The win improves Purdue to 4-2 in its last six home games against Illinois. The win is also the second-straight over Illinois in the series and makes Purdue 2-4 in their last six games overall against Illinois.
- The win gives the Boilermakers a 13-5 start for the second-straight season under head coach Matt Painter. It is Purdue's third 13-5 start in the last 10 seasons.
- The win makes Purdue 25-2 in its last 27 home games.
- The win gives Purdue 18 wins in their last 25 games dating back to last season.
- The win improves the Boilermakers to 10-1 in their last 11 home Big Ten games.
- The win improves Matt Painter's career coaching record to 69-41 overall and 424-36 at Purdue.
- Purdue's all-time record improves to 1,545-903.
- The win improves Purdue to 259-81 in home conference games in Mackey Arena.
- The four freshmen (Robbie Hummel, E'Twaun Moore, Scott Martin, and JaJuan Johnson) combined for 29 points, 13 rebounds, 10 assists, and 5 steals.
- Purdue was led in scoring by Keaton Grant with 22 points. It is the fifth-time this season that he has led the Boilermakers in points. He also continued his three-point shooting tear with four three-pointers. It is the fifth-straight game that he has made two or more three-pointers.
- Grant also reached double-digits 12 times in his last 13 games. He only reached that mark three times in his first 37 games as a Boilermaker.
- Grant's 22 points marks only the third time this season that a Boilermaker has reached 20 or more points. It is the second-straight game that Grant has reached that mark.
- Hummel and sophomore Chris Kramer each recorded four steals. It is the fifth time this season that Kramer has recorded four or more. Hummel tied his career-high with the four.
- Hummel also scored 13 points. It is the 10th time he has reached 10 or more points this season.
- Purdue's bench was outscored by Illinois's bench 15-12. It is only the fourth time this season that Purdue's bench has been outscored by an opponents.
- Nemanja Calasan also scored 17 points to mark the fifth time this season that he has scored 10 or more points.