PURDUE BASKETBALL POSTGAME NOTES

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Jan. 22, 2011

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PURDUE BASKETBALL POSTGAME NOTES
Purdue (17-3, 6-1 Big Ten) vs. Michigan State (12-7, 4-3 Big Ten)
January 22, 2011 - Keady Court at Mackey Arena - Attendance: 14,123

Purdue Boilermakers 86, Michigan State Spartans 76

GAME NOTES

  • The win improves head coach Matt Painter's career record to 154-64 and 129-59 at Purdue.
  • Painter improves to 58-35 in Big Ten conference games.
  • Painter is now 5-5 all-time against Michigan State State.
  • This is the first meeting between the two teams this season. After the contest, Purdue has won four of the last five meetings and five of the last eight matchups overall.
  • E'Twaun Moore scored Purdue's first eight points of the game off two three-pointers and a turn-around jumper. He was 3-of-3 to start the game.
  • The first half had six ties and seven lead changes.
  • From 5:36 to 4:39, Lewis Jackson scored on three consecutive plays.
  • The final 5:36 of the half saw Purdue go on a 15-5 run to lead by 10 at halftime. Moore led all scorers with 19 points.
  • In the second half with 8:37 left, Purdue regained a 10-point lead on a Kelsey Barlow dunk after allowing a 12-point diminish to six points.
  • Purdue never trailed in the second half, and the last time it did in the game was in the first half with 8:03 left.
  • Both teams had three players score in double-digits. Michigan State's Draymond Green was the only player on either team to record a double-double. He had 21 points and 11 rebounds.
  • This game showcased three of the top five active scorers in the Big Ten. Moore ranks second, Johnson fourth and in between them is Michigan State's Kalin Lucas. Moore finished with 26, Johnson with 20, and Lucas with nine.

INDIVIDUAL SEASON AND CAREER HIGHS

  • Smith had a career high five rebounds for the game. His previous high was four, which he did four different times.
  • Moore attempted 18 field goals for the game. His season high is 20.
  • D.J. Byrd tied his career high for the 14th time with one steal.
  • Jackson set a career high field goal makes with six and set a season high in field goal attempts with nine.
  • Travis Carroll tied his career high blocked shots with one for the fifth time.

TEAM SEASON HIGHS AND LOWS

  • Purdue scored 41 points in the first half. The last time it scored over 40 points in a half was against Minnesota on Jan. 13, 2011.
  • Purdue only attempted one free throw in the first half. Penn State attempted just four in that same half.
  • Purdue only had nine fouls compared to Michigan State's 24.
  • Also, Purdue attempted 30 free throws to Michigan State's 13.
  • Purdue set a Painter-era low with only nine fouls in the game. The previous low was 10 against Iowa (2/13/10).
  • Purdue shot 58 percent, which was a season high field goal percentage.

CAREER ACCOLADES

  • On his first shot of the night at the 18:47 mark, Moore broke his tie with Keith Edmonson for field goals made. He now owns the seventh spot alone with 691.
  • Moore also passed Troy Lewis on field goal attempts. He is fourth on the list with 1,579 field goal attempts.
  • This game saw Moore make his 122nd start and Johnson's 106th. Moore is now alone in second place and Johnson in sixth. Moore needs three more to tie for the top spot and four to own the record for most games started in Purdue history.
  • Johnson and Moore also tied Drake Morris and Porter Roberts for the 14th spot in games played at 126.
  • Johnson passed Russell Cross on Purdue's minutes played list. He now is No. 19 on the list.
  • Johnson also passed Joe Barry Carroll for free throws made. He is now seventh on the list.