March 9, 2014
Northwestern 74, Purdue 65
Mackey Arena (13,332) | March 9, 2014
Purdue fell to 123-46 all-time against Northwestern, including 37-6 all-time in Mackey Arena.
Purdue finished the season 12-5 at Mackey Arena, its eighth straight year of winning at least 12 games at Mackey Arena ... today's game was the 400th in Mackey Arena against Big Ten opponents, now with a 303-97 record ... Purdue has won at least 12 games in 28 of the 47 years of the facility's existence.
Purdue's last four losses have come by a combined 23 points (1, 7, 6 and 9 points).
Purdue saw a four-game Senior Day winning streak end ... the last team to beat Purdue on Senior Day was Northwestern in 2009 ... Purdue would go on to win the Big Ten Tournament that year.
Purdue enters the Big Ten Tournament having allowed 70-plus points in six straight games ... it's the longest stretch of allowing 70 or more points since six straight foes scored 70 or more points on Dec. 8 to 22, 2002.
Purdue lost the turnover battle for the fifth straight game ... Purdue has committed 29 more turnover than its opponent during that span ... over the last five games, Purdue has forced just 34 turnovers (6.8 per game) as opponents have committed just 9, 7, 5, 7 and 6 turnovers.
Purdue's 19.2 field goal percentage in the first half was the lowest of the season for a single-half ... the previous low came in the second half against Northwestern on Jan. 21 (.217) ... Purdue's 21 first-half points were a season low for a half.
Over the last five games, Purdue is 23-of-90 (.256) from three-point range.
Over the last five games, Purdue is 81-of-105 (.771) from the free throw line.
Purdue outrebounded 16-of-18 Big Ten foes this year ... today's plus-11 margin was the second best of the season (Illinois; +14).
Purdue has outscored (or equaled) 15 straight opponents in second-chance points ... however, during that stretch, Purdue is just 4-11 ... Purdue is just 11-16 when outscoring foes in second-chance points.
When Purdue's bench outscores the opponent's bench, Purdue is 9-14 ... when it doesn't, the Boilermakers are 6-2.
just missed second career double-double with 13 points, nine rebounds and two assists.
has scored in double figures in five of last eight games (once in first 23 games).
now shooting 31-of-35 (.886) from the free throw line in last seven games after going 4-of-4 today.
surpassed 1,300 career points (now with 1,308).
needs five assists to become fifth player in school history with 1,300 points, 400 rebounds and 300 assists.
moved into a tie for fourth on the career games played list (133).
moved into 14th place on the career minutes played list (3,472).
blocked his 91st shot of the season, one shy of Joe Barry Carroll's 92 in 1980 for second on the single-season blocked shots list.
scored a season-high seven points, all in the first half. His seven points were the most since scoring 10 against UNC Wilmington on Nov. 21, 2012.
connected on his fourth career three-pointer for Purdue's first points of the game.