Purdue vs. Nebraska - Notes

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Feb. 22, 2012

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PURDUE BASKETBALL POSTGAME NOTES
Purdue (18-10, 8-7) vs. Nebraska (12-14, 4-11)
February 22, 2012 - Keady Court at Mackey Arena - Attendance: 14,323
Purdue Boilermakers 83, Nebraska Cornhuskers 65

GAME NOTES

  • With the win, Matt Painter is now 156-74 in his career at Purdue.
  • The Boilermakers are 99-16 at Mackey Arena under the direction of Matt Painter.
  • This is the first meeting between Purdue and Nebraska since 1979. With the win, Purdue now owns a 7-2 advantage.
  • Painter is 33-15 in the month of February.
  • This is the 100th win since the start of the 2008-09 season. The class of 2012 is third in Purdue history, and third in a row, to win 100 games.
  • After returning from his one-game suspension vs. Michigan State, D.J. Byrd came out firing for Purdue, finishing 5-of-9 from the field (5-of-8 from beyond the arc) with 15 points. Byrd is on a six-game streak of scoring in double figures.
  • The two teams combined to make 21 threes.
  • Purdue made 13 three-pointers, one shy of a Painter-era high 14 treys.
  • Purdue had seven turnovers in the game. This is below its average of 8.8 per game and ranks best in the nation in taking care of the ball.

TEAM HIGHS AND LOWS

  • Purdue had five players with double-digit points: Robbie Hummel with 29, Byrd with 15, Ryne Smith with 12, Lewis Jackson with 12 and Terone Johnson with 11.
  • Hummel scored a season high 29 points. This is the sixth time that Hummel has scored at least 20 points this season.
  • Jackson had five assists and zero turnovers for the game. His season average for assists to turnovers is 2.8, best in the Big Ten.
  • Anthony Johnson had a career high two steals. He also had four assists, a new career high.

CAREER ACCOLADES

  • Hummel passed Glenn "Big Dog" Robinson for 13th place on the career free throws list. Hummel has made 369 free throws in his time at Purdue.
  • Smith passed Troy Lewis for eighth place on Purdue's career three-point field goals list. He has 152 and the next closest is former teammate Keaton Grant with 177.
  • Smith also moved up to No. 8 on season three-point field goals with his four today. He has 72 on the season and will need seven more to tie for sixth place.
  • Jackson passed Eugene Parker for No. 7 on the career assists list. Jackson now has 425.
  • Hummel now has started 113 games, breaking his tie for sixth place. He is one shy of former teammate Chris Kramer at No. 5.
  • With Hummel's seven rebounds, he passed the 800 mark. He is just the sixth Boilermaker to reach this to total.