Game Notes - Purdue vs. Minnesota

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Feb. 27, 2008

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  • The win is Purdue's 12th in its last 13 outings.
  • With the victory, Purdue improves to 13-2 in Big Ten action for the first time since the 1995-96 season.
  • The win gives the Boilermakers a 22-6 start, its best since starting 22-6 during the 1997-98 season.
  • The win makes Purdue 30-2 in its last 32 home games and gives Purdue its 12th-straight home Big Ten win.
  • The win improves Purdue to 15-1 in Purdue's last 16 home Big Ten contests and makes them 8-0 on the season.
  • The win improves Purdue to 264-81 in home conference games in Mackey Arena.
  • The win gives the Boilermakers 27 wins in their last 35 games, dating back to last season.
  • The win also gives the Boilermakers a 44-18 record over the last two seasons.
  • Purdue improves to 92-78 against Minnesota in the all-time series.
  • The win makes the Boilermakers 59-27 against Minnesota in West Lafayette and improves them to 5-5 in its last 10 games against the Golden Gophers. Purdue is now 8-2 in its last 10 games in West Lafayette in Minnesota.
  • The win also gives Purdue its second-consecutive win against the Gophers.
  • With the victory, Purdue moves into a first place tie in the Big Ten conference standings at 13-2 with Wisconsin and Indiana, respectively.
  • With the win, Matt Painter's career coaching record improves to 78-42 overall and 53-37 at Purdue.
  • The win improves Purdue's all-time record to 1,553-904.
  • Minnesota used an early 15-2 run from 6:45 left in the 1st until the 1:16 mark in the 1st half to take their first and only lead of the game at 21-22. Purdue responded with 12-2 run begun by a half-court shot at the buzzer by Keaton Grant and ended with a Robbie Hummel jumper with 13:41 remaining in the game. The run gave Purdue the lead at 38-28 and Minnesota never got closer than nine points the rest of the game.
  • The four freshmen (Robbie Hummel, E'Twaun Moore, Scott Martin, and JaJuan Johnson) combined for 43 points, 18 rebounds, seven assists, three blocks and five steals.
  • Moore led Purdue in scoring with 22 points for the seventh time this season. He made a three-pointer for the 14th straight game. He finished with three three-pointers. It was the fifth time this season that he made at least three three-pointers.
  • The 22 points for Moore marked the third time this season that he has recorded 20 or more points.
  • Scott Martin led Purdue with five assists. This marked a career-high for Martin.
  • Sophomore Keaton Grant scored in double-figures for the fourth consecutive game after six straight games in single digits. He made three three-pointers. It was the eighth time this season he has made three or more three-pointers. It was his 16th game in double-figures overall.
  • Hummel and sophomore Chris Kramer finished the game with a team-high three steals. It was the 10th-time this season that Kramer has recorded three or more steals.
  • Hummel finished in double-figures for the 17th time this season. He also led Purdue with eight rebounds for the 12th time this season. The eight rebounds marked the eighth time he has recorded eight or more rebounds in a game. It was also the fifth time he has recorded three or more steals.