No. 3 Purdue Rips Iowa 87-64
Jan. 20, 2018

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#BoilerNotes
• Purdue improved to 19-2 overall with an 87-64 win over Iowa at Carver-Hawkeye Arena ... Purdue's 19-2 start matches the best 21-game start in school history (1987-88 team started 24-2).
• Purdue improved to 8-0 in Big Ten play equaling the best league start in school history ... the 1989-90 team also started 8-0.
• Purdue won for the first time at Carver-Hawkeye Arena since Dec. 2011 ... CHA had been 1-of-2 Big Ten arenas that this year's senior class had not won in (Illinois) ... Iowa also had been the only Big Ten program to have a winning record against the Boilermakers entering the contest.
• Purdue won its 15th game in a row, the fourth-longest win streak in school history (16 three different times; last in 1987-88 season).
• With the win over Iowa, Purdue has now avenged all four of its Big Ten regular-season losses from last year (Nebraska, Michigan, Minnesota, Iowa), in addition to a win over Louisville.
• Purdue has now won three straight Big Ten games by 23 or more points for the first time since in school history ... Purdue's last three victories (Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa) have come by 85 points ... Purdue has led by 61 combined points at halftime over the last three games.
• Purdue has won its last two road games by a combined 57 points.
• Purdue's 31-point halftime lead (51-20) was the third largest in school history in a Big Ten game.
• Purdue is 22-4 in Big Ten play since the start of last year ... Purdue has won 10 straight Big Ten regular-season games dating to last year ... Purdue has won six straight "true" road games dating to last year ... entering the game, Purdue's six-game road winning streak was the sixth-longest streak in America.
• Purdue set a new school record with 20 made 3-pointers, surpassing the 19 set earlier in the year against Fairfield ... Purdue set a new Big Ten record with 20 3-pointers (league games only), matching the most ever made by a Big Ten team in league history (Northwestern twice in non-conference play) ... Purdue set a new Carver-Hawkeye Arena record.
• Purdue has made at least 10 3-pointers in four straight games for the first time in school history ... in the last four games, Purdue is 60-of-111 (.541) from 3-point range ... in the last eight games, Purdue is 103-of-208 (.495) from long distance.
• Five Purdue players made at least three 3-pointers in the win over Iowa ... all five players have made at least 30 3-pointers on the season and shooting at least 40.5 percent from long range.
• Purdue has shot at least 44.3 percent from the field in each of the last 13 games ... Purdue has held 20-of-21 opponents under 48.0 percent shooting.
• Over the last three games, Purdue has 67 assists against 31 turnovers.
• Purdue has held 12 straight opponents under 70 points.
• Purdue's four free throw attempts were the third fewest in a game in school history ... Purdue's one made free throw were the second fewest in a game in school history.
• Purdue has won 14 of its 19 games this year by 15 or more points.
Carsen Edwards scored 22 points with a career-high eight assists, three rebounds and two steals, while going 6-of-9 from 3-point range ... over the last three games, Edwards is averaging 19.0 points and 6.0 assists per game while shooting 13-of-23 (.565) from 3-point range ... he has 19 assists against just one turnover during that span ... Purdue is now 31-4 during his career when he scores in double-figures ... Edwards surpassed 700 career points in the victory.
Vincent Edwards scored 19 points with three rebounds, two assists and two blocked shots in the victory ... over the last four games, Edwards is averaging 18.5 points, 4.5 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game while shooting 13-of-19 (.684) from 3-point range ... Edwards moved into 22nd place in career scoring (1,441 points).
• Over the last three games, the Edwards (Carsen and Vincent) have scored 121 points (40.3 PPG) ... opponents have scored 161 points (53.7 PPG).
• In the first half of the last three games, the Edwards (Carsen and Vincent) have scored 78 points ... opponents have scored 69.
P.J. Thompson scored 14 points on 4-of-6 from 3-point range ... he surpassed 700 career points in the victory ... in the last five games, Thompson is 12-of-20 (.600) from 3-point range ... he went 0-of-4 vs. Minnesota, battling the flu ... for the season, Thompson is shooting 42-of-82 (.512) from long distance.
Dakota Mathias tallied 12 points with five rebounds, five assists and two steals ... Mathias went 4-of-6 from 3-point range and has now made 208 career 3-pointers, needing 35 more to tie E'Twaun Moore for the most in school history.
Ryan Cline went 3-of-6 from long distance ... in the last 12 games, Cline is 26-of-51 (.510) from long distance ... Purdue improved to 41-4 during his career when he has at least two assists in a game.
Isaac Haas scored three points on 1-of-1 shooting ... Purdue has won its last two games by a combined 51 points, despite Haas taking just six shots and scoring five points.

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) It had been seven years since Purdue won in Iowa City.

It took less than seven minutes to ensure that losing skid would end, as the third-ranked Boilermakers unleashed a record-setting performance from 3-point range against the woeful Hawkeyes.

Carsen Edwards scored 22 points and Vincent Edwards had 19 Saturday, leading Purdue to its 15th straight victory with an 87-64 rout of Iowa.

P.J. Thompson added 14 points for the Boilermakers (19-2, 8-0 Big Ten). Purdue ended a four-game road losing streak against the Hawkeyes (10-11, 1-7) by making 20 3-pointers, matching the record for a Big Ten team.

''We're much better when we just take whatever they give us and play off of our instincts. We have some really good passers. We have some guys that can shoot but we have guys who can pass the basketball,'' Boilermakers coach Matt Painter said.

Purdue never left the outcome in doubt either, reeling off 18 straight points to lead 24-6. The Boilermakers extended their lead to 24 late in the first half after hitting 10 of 11 3s in one stretch and were up 51-20 at halftime.

Purdue shot 69 percent in the first half while holding the Hawkeyes to 25 percent. Carsen Edwards also had a career-high eight assists without a turnover.

''Good decision making leads to pretty good shots and pretty good percentage from the field,'' Painter said.

Luka Gazra had 19 points for Iowa, which has dropped five of its last six. The Hawkeyes went on a late 13-3 run to prevent the final margin from becoming even more lopsided.

''Purdue, they have a special team. They have played well this year. They're 19-2 for a reason. They shoot it, they can throw it inside, and they can share it. I think it's hard when they have that many seniors all who want to be recognized and play unselfishly,'' Iowa coach Fran McCaffery said.

THE BIG PICTURE

Purdue: The Boilermakers have Ohio State on their heels in what has become a two-team race for the Big Ten title. But after this performance against the Hawkeyes, it's hard to call anyone but the Boilermakers the favorite.

Iowa: This was the first game the Hawkeyes played all year against a ranked opponent, and the Boilermakers exposed them. Iowa remains one of the nation's most disappointing teams - but this was perhaps the worst the program has looked since the three-year stint of Todd Lickliter last decade.

REMEMBERING STREET

The Hawkeyes honored former star Chris Street, who died in an auto accident midway through his junior season on Jan. 19, 1993, before the game. Among those in attendance were Street's parents and his former coach, Tom Davis.

THE NUMBERS

Purdue's previous high for 3s in a game was 18 against Vermont in 2015, and its largest lead was 37 early in the second half. ...The Boilermakers made 17 of their first 24 3s. ....Purdue essentially did to Iowa what it did to Wisconsin in its last game. The Boilermakers beat the Badgers by 28, matching Wisconsin's biggest defeat in 16 seasons. ...Iowa's best player, sophomore Tyler Cook, was held to just six points and two rebounds.

HE SAID IT

''We got outplayed by a really good team. They've been doing it to everybody. We have to learn from it, move on, and keep grinding,'' McCaffery said.

POLL IMPLICATIONS: Purdue will likely be ranked third - its highest spot in the poll since being ranked No. 2 on March 7, 1988 - for the second straight week row unless top-ranked Villanova or No. 2 Virginia lose this weekend.

UP NEXT

Purdue hosts Michigan on Thursday.

Iowa hosts Wisconsin on Tuesday.


 

 

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