Purdue Rolls Past Marquette 86-71
Nov. 14, 2017

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• Purdue improved to 3-0 for the ninth time in Matt Painter's 13 years with an 86-71 win over Marquette in the Gavitt Games ... the win was Purdue's first in the event after falling to defending national champion Villanova last year 79-76.
• Purdue is 9-0 all-time against Marquette, the third-longest active winning streak against one opponent (Detroit - 11; Valparaiso - 10; Marquette - 9).
• Purdue is now 3-0 in the Bradley Center, all coming in its last six games dating to last year ... Purdue advanced to the Sweet 16 out of the Bradley Center a year ago ... Purdue has scored at least 80 points in all three games.
• The 15-point victory was Purdue's largest on the road against a non-conference foe since Dec. 9, 2008, vs. Ball State (68-39).
• Purdue is now 15-3 since the start of last year against teams from the state of Indiana and bordering states.
• Since the 2007-08 season, Purdue is now 53-52 in true road games.
• Purdue shot 57.1 percent from the field, including 61.5 percent in the second half ... Purdue has shot at least 50.0 percent from the field in all six halves this year ... Purdue has shot at least 57.0 percent from the field in three straight games for the first time since Jan. 1990.
• Purdue had eight turnovers in the first half, but just three in the second half ... Purdue started the game 0-of-7 from 3-point range, but finished 4-of-5 ... Purdue outscored Marquette in the paint by a 30-12 margin ... Marquette had just four points in the paint in the second half ... Purdue shot just one free throw in the first half, but 22 in the second half.
• Purdue blocked five more shots for 22 on the season ... Purdue didn't have 22 blocked shots until the 10th game of the season a year ago.
• Purdue improved to 63-4 since the start of the 2014-15 season when attempting more free throws than its opponent.
• Purdue's senior class scored 49 of its 86 points.
P.J. Thompson had zero turnovers in 35 minutes ... it marked the seventh time in his career he has played at least 30 minutes with zero turnovers ... he now has zero or one turnovers in 88-of-103 career games.
Grady Eifert had his best game of his career with eight points, four rebounds and two assists in 24 minutes, going 2-of-2 from the field ... since the start of last year, Eifert is 16-of-19 (.842) from the field.
Isaac Haas recorded his eighth career 20-point game with 22 points, five rebounds and two assists ... Purdue is 7-1 when he scores 20 or more points.
Vincent Edwards had 10 points, eight rebounds and two assists in just 16 minutes ... Purdue is now 46-11 when he scores in double figures during his career.
Carsen Edwards had 15 points, a career-high six rebounds and three assists ... Purdue is 17-3 all-time when he scores 10 or more points.
Dakota Mathias scored 10 points with five rebounds and four assists ... Purdue is 27-5 during his career when he scores in double-figures ... he has made a 3-pointer in nine straight games, dating to last year.

MILWAUKEE, Wis. - Purdue coach Matt Painter simplified the game plan against Marquette knowing he had a size advantage in the paint.

Dump the ball into 7-foot-2 center Isaac Haas for easy buckets. Have the big man find open shooters when the defense collapsed on him.

Haas scored 22 points on 8-of-14 shooting, Carsen Edwards added 15 points and 19th-ranked Purdue beat Marquette 86-71 on Tuesday night.

Vincent Edwards added 10 points and eight rebounds for the Boilermakers (3-0), who held distinct edges in rebounding (34-23) and points in the paint (30-12).

''Just having the threat of Isaac Haas down there was too much for them,'' Painter said.

Good ball movement and improved outside shooting helped Purdue build a double-digit lead for much of the second half after leading by two at halftime. They started the second half 4-of-6 from 3-point range.

''They didn't have an answer for him,'' Painter said. ''When they did come and double, he did a good job of passing it up.''

Andrew Rowsey scored 25 points, while Markus Howard added 24 for Marquette (1-1) before fouling out with 5:20 left. Howard, the nation's leader in 3-point shooting last season (54.7 percent), went 4 of 8 from behind the arc against Purdue.

But the Boilermakers were tough to stop after they started complementing their inside game with outside shooting. They eventually got burned trying to slow down Haas.

''Our backside help was something that wasn't really there tonight,'' Howard said. ''It's still early. We have a lot of things we still need to work on.''

Carsen Edwards' 19-footer from the corner gave Purdue a 13-point lead with 6:45 left.

Purdue: Haas and 7-3 freshman Matt Haarms combined to shoot 11 of 19 for the game and 6 of 11 in the first half. It's an enviable 1-2 inside combo that should especially come in handy when rough-and-tumble Big Ten play begins.

''When you have an advantage with your height and size, and you have skill level, (opponents are) in a predicament,'' Painter said.

Marquette: Coach Steve Wojciechowski's team can pile up points quickly in bunches, as evidenced by an 11-2 run over the final 2:41 of the first half to narrow an 11-point gap. The Golden Eagles were most effective with a smaller but quicker lineup with 6-8 swingman Sam Hauser guarding Haas in the second half before Purdue started hitting from the outside. Marquette will add more height to its roster in mid-December when 6-11 center Harry Froling, an SMU transfer, becomes eligible.

Purdue: Vincent Edwards played just 16 minutes, including nine in the first half, after being limited by foul trouble. The senior picked up his second foul about 13 minutes of the first half.

Purdue, which came into the game shooting 59.8 percent to open the season, was 32 of 56 (57 percent) from the field. ... The Golden Eagles shot 40 percent for the game but 52 percent in the second half, including 50 percent (7 of 14) from the 3-point arc.



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