Boilermakers Clip Hawkeyes, 51-50 -- Postgame Notes
The win gives the Boilermakers a 16-5 start for the first time under head coach Matt Painter. It is Purdue's best start since starting 16-4 during the 1997-98 season.
The win gives Purdue six wins in a row and nine in their last 10 outings.
The win gives Purdue a 7-1 Big Ten record for the first time since the 2002-03 season. They are now 5-0 at home in conference games.
The win also gives the Boilermakers 21 wins in their last 28 games dating back to last season.
Purdue's record improves to 38-17 over the last two seasons.
The win makes Purdue 27-2 in its last 29 home games.
The win improves the Boilermakers to 12-1 in their last 13 home Big Ten games.
The win improves Matt Painter's career coaching record to 72-41 overall and 47-36 at Purdue.
Purdue's all-time record improves to 1,547-903.
The win improves Purdue to 261-81 in home conference games in Mackey Arena.
With the win, Purdue improves to 78-70 against Iowa in the all-time series and makes them 52-21 against the Hawkeyes in West Lafayette.
The win is the third straight over Iowa in the series. Purdue is 7-3 in its last 10 home games against the Hawkeyes. They also improve to 5-5 in their last 10 games overall against the Hawkeyes.
The four freshmen (Robbie Hummel, E'Twaun Moore, Scott Martin, and JaJuan Johnson) combined for 31 points, eight rebounds, nine assists, one block and four steals.
With led Purdue with 12 points, Moore has scored in double-digits 12 times and in six of the last seven games. He has now led Purdue in scoring four times.
Moore made two three-pointers in the game. It was the 12th game this season that he has made two or more three-pointers.
Martin ended a streak of seven games in which he failed to score 10 or more points with 11 points. It was also the first time he has scored in double-figures in Big Ten action and in the month of January. The last time he scored 10 or more points was against Florida International on December 29th, 2007
Kramer recorded three steals in the game. It was eighth game this season that he has recorded two or more steals.
Purdue is now 4-4 in games decided by 4 or less points and have won the last two such games.
Purdue's bench continued its success of outscoring its opponents. Led by 11 points by Martin, they outscored Iowa's bench by a total of 17-11. Purdue's bench has now outscored its opponents in 16 of 20 games. Purdue is now 14-2 in games that their bench outscores the opponents.
The 51 points scored by the Boilermakers was a season low. The previous low of 58 points was in a loss to Clemson on November 27, 2007.
Purdue made just six of 12 shots from the free-throw line in the game. It is the lowest percentage that they have shot from the line all season.
Purdue continued its usual staunch defensive pressure by forcing 21 turnovers in the game. Compared with the 12 turnovers on Purdue, the Boilermakers had a turnover margin of plus nine on the game. The turnover margin of plus nine betters their conference average of plus four.
Jan. 30, 2008