Nov. 17, 2008
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Purdue 87, Eastern Michigan 58
Mackey Arena, West Lafayette, Ind.
The win gives the Boilermakers an all-time program record of 1,558-907 since its inception in 1896-97.
The win also makes Purdue 479-111 in Mackey Arena since the building opened in 1967-68.
The win improves head coach Matt Painter's career record to 83-45 overall and 58-40 at Purdue.
Painter improves to 43-7 at home as the head coach at Purdue. He also improves to 24-1 in home non-conference games.
Purdue also improves to 12-4 in November under Painter, including 10-0 at home.
The win improves Purdue to 2-0 all-time versus Eastern Michigan and makes the Boilermakers all-time record against the Mid-American Conference 45-15.
The win also gives the Boilermakers a 2-0 season start for the fourth-straight season and seventh-time in the last eight years.
With the win, Purdue improves to 6-3 all-time in the NIT Season Tip-Off.
With the win, Purdue improves to 10-3 in games that both Moore and sophomore Robbie Hummel score 10-or-more points.
The Boilermakers 29 point margin of victory is its largest ever over an opponent in the NIT Season Tip-Off. The previous high total was a 16 point margin of victory in a 77-61 win over Illinois-Chicago in the opening round during the 1998-99 season.
After falling behind 8-0 with 17:38 remaining in the first half, Purdue responded with a 16-2 run of its own over the next 6:00 to take a 16-10 lead with 11:38 remaining in the first half. Purdue also forced six turnovers during that span.
Later in the first half, with the score at 16-14, Purdue used a 15-2 run over a span of 5:30 to take a 31-16 lead with 4:08 remaining in the first half. Purdue would lead by at least 11 points for the remainder of the game.
All nine Boilermakers that played in the first half recorded a field goal.
Purdue held a plus 11 turnover margin at halftime, forcing 14 turnovers and only turning the ball over 3 times themselves.
Sophomore JaJuan Johnson scored in double-figures for the second consecutive game. It is the first time in his career that he has scored 10-or-more points in consecutive games.
With four steals, junior Chris Kramer has now recorded 2-or-more steals in six straight games, continuing from last season. He also moved into a tie with Brad Miller for 8th on the all-time Purdue list at 145 steals.
Sophomore E'Twaun Moore scored 17 points in the game. He has now scored in double-figures in 17-of-18 games, dating back to last season.
Freshman Lewis Jackson had a career-high three steals. He also led the team with six assists.
Sophomore Robbie Hummel led the Boilermakers in scoring with 18 points. He scored 15 of his 18 points in the second half on 4-of-5 shooting and 2-of-3 from the three-point line. It was the ninth time that Hummel has led the team in scoring.
Junior Marcus Green and senior Nemanja Calasan led the Boilermakers in rebounding with six apiece.
Purdue shot 15-of-17 from the free-throw line for 88.2 percent.
The Boilermakers finished the game with 19 assists. The total is more than they recorded in any one game last season.