Purdue vs. Nebraska - Notes


Feb. 22, 2012

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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


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.




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