Purdue 77, Minnesota 74 (3 OT)

Feb. 6, 2014

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Purdue 77, Minnesota 74 (3 OT)
Mackey Arena (12,818) | West Lafayette, Ind.
Postgame Notes

• Purdue won its 99th all-time game against Minnesota, now with a 99-81 series lead ... Purdue has won seven straight games at Mackey Arena against the Gophers and now lead the series at Mackey Arena, 37-6 ... this is the first game during the seven-game streak that hasn't been decided by at least 12 points.
• The triple overtime game was the first 3 OT game in Mackey Arena history (47 years) ... it marked the first 3 OT game since Dec. 3, 1983, vs. Miami (Ohio) ... Purdue has won three straight triple-overtime games ... Purdue improved to 4-7 in overtime games under Matt Painter ... Minnesota and Purdue have played in two of the six longest games in Purdue history (6 OT game on Jan. 29, 1955).
• Purdue has now shot over 42.0 percent in three straight games ... the Boilers shot 25-of-55 (.455) from inside the three-point line.
• Purdue's bench was outscored (33-27) for the first time in 13 games ... when Purdue's bench is outscored, the Boilers improved to 5-0.
• Purdue improved to 11-1 when shooting a higher percentage than its opponent.
• Despite playing 15 extra minutes, Purdue held Minnesota (74.5 ppg entering game) under its pregame scoring average ... it marks the 17th time in 22 possible games Purdue has accomplished that.
• Purdue recorded 23 offensive rebounds, the second most in the Matt Painter era ... in two games against Minnesota, Purdue grabbed 44 offensive rebounds for 51 second-chance points (out of 156 total points).
• Purdue recorded just six turnovers in the last 35 minutes of play, after having nine in the first half.
• The 22 assists match a season high, also set against Central Connecticut State (on 43 made field goals).
• Purdue won its seventh game this year after trailing by at least six points ... Purdue improved to 8-3 in games decided by six points or less ... 10 of Purdue's 14 wins have been by single digits.
• Purdue was whistled for a season-low 14 fouls.
• Purdue is now 11-2 at home, having won at least 11 games in 39-of-47 years at Mackey Arena.
• Purdue improved to 5-0 on Wednesday nights.

Matt Painter...
• 190-104 overall.
• 122-25 at Mackey Arena.
• 55-20 at Mackey Arena against Big Ten opponents.
• 156-27 when leading at halftime.
• 155-20 when shooting a higher percentage than opponents.
• 128-31 when outrebounding opponents.
• 117-20 when scoring 70 or more points.
• 38-19 on Wednesday nights.

A.J. Hammons...
• season-high 20 points.
• fourth double-double of the season ... second in a row ... third in the last four games.
• just the third player nationally to record 20 points, 14 rebounds and six blocks in a game (Bowling Green's Richaun Holmes; Texas Southern's Aaric Murray).
• moved into a tie for seventh on the single-season blocked shots list with 70 (tied with Joe Barry Carroll; 1979).

Ronnie Johnson...
• recorded a career-high eight rebounds.
• eight assists tied a season high.
• nearly recorded a triple-double with 11 points, 8 rebounds, 8 assists.
• started his 50th career game.

Kendall Stephens...
• recorded a career-high 14 points.
• tied a career high with four three-pointers.
• now has 47 three-pointers on the season, 19 shy of E'Twaun Moore's freshman record of 66.

Sterling Carter...
• recorded season-high 6 assists, the second most of his career and most since having 13 against Eastern Washington (12-15-10) as a freshman at Seattle.
• has now made 191 career three-pointers.
• in two games against Minnesota, scored 20 points with eight rebounds in six assists.

Errick Peck...
• tied a season high with 11 rebounds.





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