No. 19 Purdue Crushes Fairfield 106-64
Nov. 18, 2017

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• Purdue improved to 4-0 with a 106-64 victory over Fairfield in front of a sold-out crowd of 14,804 at Mackey Arena ... Purdue is now 4-0 for the seventh time in Matt Painter's 13 years at Purdue.
• Purdue won its 10th straight game at Mackey Arena, the sixth time during Painter's career that Purdue has had a double-digit home winning streak.
• Purdue improved to 12-0 all-time against MAAC.
• Purdue is now 43-2 at home under Painter during the month of November.
• Purdue is 35-1 over its last 36 home games when The Paint Crew has been in attendance.
• Purdue is now averaging 102.0 points per game on the season.
• Purdue has scored at least 48 points in seven of eight halves this season, and been over 50 in six of them.
• Purdue has surpassed 100 points in three of its first four games this year ... the last time Purdue had three 100-point games in a 4-game span was from Jan. 10 to 31, 1970 ... Purdue's three 100-point games are the most for the program since the 1997-98 season (5).
• Purdue has shot over 51.0 percent from the field in all four games, and is now shooting 56.8 percent from the field for the season.
• Purdue's 19 3-pointers set a new school record, surpassing the 18 made against Vermont on Nov. 15, 2015 ... Purdue was 13-of-18 from 3-point range in the first half ... Purdue is now 44-of-90 (.489) for the season from long distance.
• Purdue's senior class accounted for 64 points, 21 rebounds and seven assists against one turnover ... the quartet went 23-of-34 (.674) from the field and 14-of-17 (.824) from 3-point range.
Dakota Mathias went 6-of-6 from 3-point range and was 8-of-8 from the field for 23 points ... it marked the most 3-pointers in a game without a miss in school history ... Mathias is now 13-of-16 (.813) from 3-point range this year, averaging 17.3 PPG, 4.0 RPG and 4.3 APG ... he has 17 assists against one turnover in 97 minutes.
Vincent Edwards recorded his sixth career double-double with 21 points and 11 rebounds ... it was his 11th career 20-point game (10-1 record) ... he moved into 32nd on the school's all-time career scoring list (1,187 points).
Carsen Edwards recorded 18 points, a career-high six assists and five rebounds against zero turnovers in 20 minutes ... Purdue is now 18-3 when Edwards scores in double-figures.
Matt Haarms recorded five blocks in 17 minutes, the most for a Purdue player since A.J. Hammons had six against Little Rock (March 17, 2016) ... Haarms now has 13 blocked shots in 73 minutes.

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Dakota Mathias, Vince Edwards and P.J Thompson combined for 46 first-half points and No. 19 Purdue made 13 of 18 shots from 3-point range before halftime, crushing Fairfield 106-64 on Saturday night.

Mathias, Edwards and Thompson - all seniors - were a collective 13 of 15 from beyond the arc during the first 20 minutes when the Boilermakers (4-0) built a commanding 58-28 lead against the previously unbeaten Stags (2-1).

At the half, Mathias had 18 points, Edwards 16 and Thompson 12. Mathias finished with a game-best 23 points, Vince Edwards had 21 points and 11 rebounds. Carsen Edwards scored 18 with six assists and Thompson finished with 12 points.

Fairfield, which entered allowing only 62 points a game, gave up 58 in the first half.

Purdue shot 51.4 percent from the field (38 of 74), including 19 of 31 from 3-point range (61.3 percent). The Boilermakers outrebounded the error-prone Stags 42-34. Fairfield was guilty of 22 turnovers, which led to 28 Purdue points.

The Boilermakers are 4-0 for the seventh time in coach Matt Painter's 13 seasons at his alma mater.


Fairfield: Guard Tyler Nelson was impressive with 16 points, but he got little help.

Purdue: The Boilermakers made five 3-pointers during the first 3:26 to lead 15-3 to remove any questions about the outcome. Purdue entered averaging 100.7 points a game and did nothing to damage that average.


Fairfield: Will host Jacksonville on Friday.

Purdue: Will face Tennessee on Wednesday in the Bahamas in the opening round of the Battle 4 Atlantis.




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