Boilermakers Clip Hawkeyes, 51-50 -- Postgame Notes

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Jan. 30, 2008

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  • 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.