Purdue Basketball Postgame Notes

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Nov. 28, 2009

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GAME NOTES

  • The win improves head coach Matt Painter's career record to 113-55 and 87-50 at Purdue. Painter also improves to 32-2 in home non-conference games.
  • Purdue improves to 5-0 for the second-straight season, and just the third time in the last seven years.
  • At 5-0, Purdue is now the only undefeated team in left in the Big Ten conference.
  • Purdue also improves to 20-5 in the month of November under head coach Matt Painter.
  • The Boilermakers improve to 6-1 all-time versus Central Michigan. They also improved to 4-1 against the Chippewas in Mackey Arena. The win makes Purdue 47-15 all-time against teams from the Mid-American Conference
  • After Central Michigan tied the game at nine with 13 minutes left in the first half, the Boilermakers used a 20-5 run over the rest of the half, and culminating in a Keaton Grant tip-in to beat the buzzer, to take a 29-14 lead into the locker rooms.

INDIVIDUAL SEASON AND CAREER HIGHS

  • Junior guard E'Twaun Moore led Purdue with 11 first half points. He also finished the game leading the Boilermakers in scoring with 15 after going 4 of 9 from the field. He went a perfect 6 of 6 from the free throw line. It is the third time in the last four games that Moore has led the Boilermakers in scoring.
  • Junior forward Robbie Hummel tallied his first double-double of the season after a 11 point-11 rebound performance. The 11 rebounds are the most by any Purdue player in a game so far this season.
  • Junior forward JaJuan Johnson finished the game with a season low eight points. The total broke a string of nine straight games in double figures for Johnson.
  • Senior guard Keaton Grant broke out a scoring slump with his first double figure scoring game of the young season. He finished with 10 points on 4 of 7 shooting.

TEAM SEASON HIGHS AND LOWS

  • Central Michigan scored only 14 first half points. The last time the Boilermakers played the Chippewas they only scored 12 first half points, which is the modern era record for fewest points scored by a Boilermaker opponent.
  • The 38 total points allowed by the Boilermakers is by far the fewest scored by a Boilermaker opponent this season, with the previous low being the 60 points by St. Joseph's in the second round of the Paradise Jam.
  • Purdue collected a season high 13 offensive rebounds in the contest. They also managed to score a collective 19 points off the offensive boards.
  • Purdue made its first 18 free throws in the contest. They finished the game with a season high percentage of 95 percent from the line after going a total 19 of 20.
  • Purdue turned the ball over a season high 17 times in the contest and dished out a season low nine dimes.

CAREER ACCOLADES

  • The 15 points also makes Moore just two points shy of passing former Boilermaker great Wayne Walls for 41st on the all-time career scoring list at Purdue.
  • Moore hit a three pointer in the game, which broke a three way tie for ninth in the Boilermaker record books for baskets from long range.