Purdue saw its seven-game winning streak in the ACC / Big Ten Challenge come to an end in its 71-64 loss to Louisville ... the streak had been the longest by a Big Ten team in Challenge history ... Purdue dropped to 9-7 in Challenge games.
Purdue fell to 11-6 all-time against Louisville ... it marked the 12th time in 17 games that the contest was decided by single-digits.
Purdue made 10-of-23 (.435) from long distance against Louisville, but was just 9-of-30 (.300) from inside the 3-point line ... Over the last four games, Purdue is 47-of-98 (.480) from long distance ... Purdue fell to 39-9 under Matt Painter when making 10 or more trifectas, snapping a streak of 11 straight wins when doing that.
Purdue has had 54 turnovers in the last three games, including 17 against Louisville ... in the first half of the last three games, Purdue has had 32 turnovers in 60 minutes played.
Purdue's starting frontline of Caleb Swanigan, Isaac Haas and Vincent Edwards were 0-of-12 from the field with seven turnovers in the first half ... the trio finished with 23 points on 5-of-20 shooting with 10 turnovers ... they entered the game averaging 47.7 points per game and shooting 58.6 percent from the field combined.
Caleb Swanigan recorded his fifth straight double-double with 14 points and 11 rebounds ... he becomes the first Boilermaker with five straight double-doubles since John Garrett during the 1974-75 season ... just three players in school history have had longer double-double streaks (Terry Dischinger, Dave Schellhase and Frank Kendrick) ... he recorded his 14th career double-double, with Purdue posting a 12-2 record when he does so ... Swanigan is also now 7-of-11 (.636) from 3-point range.
P.J. Thompson tallied 13 points by making 3-of-4 from long distance ... when Thompson scores in double-figures during his career, Purdue is just 5-4 ... Thompson has made a 3-pointer in nine straight games.
Ryan Cline went 3-of-3 from 3-point range for nine points and four rebounds ... he is now 5-of-9 (.556) from long distance since his return three games ago.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Ray Spalding and Mangok Mathiang each scored 11 points and Donovan Mitchell contributed seven critical points down the stretch to help No. 14 Louisville hold off No. 15 Purdue 71-64 on Wednesday night in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.
Seeking a rebound from their second-half collapse against Baylor in the Battle 4 Atlantis championship when they lost a 22-point lead, the Cardinals held Purdue to a season-low 36 percent shooting but needed key baskets in the final minutes as the Boilermakers cut a 51-33 deficit to four with 14.4 seconds left.
Ryan McMahon's 3-pointer with 4 minutes remaining helped along with Mathiang's layup with 2:30 left, but Mitchell's late scoring including a 3 helped the Cardinals (6-1) escape with their first win over Purdue since 1996.
Caleb Swanigan had 14 points and 11 rebounds and P.J. Thompson had 13 points, but the Boilermakers (5-2) had their four-game winning streak stopped along with a conference-record seven-game winning streak in the Challenge.
THE BIG PICTURE
Purdue: The Boilermakers entered ranked seventh in assists at nearly 20 per game but had just five in the first half with just two through 13 minutes. They relied heavily on a perimeter game and started 2 of 10 from the field with both baskets coming from behind the arc. They were outscored 18-6 in the paint in the first half.
Louisville: The Cardinals pushed the tempo from the start and their defense forced 10 first-half turnovers against Purdue's height. They forced 17 turnovers overall and shot 48 percent. ... Coach Rick Pitino used his bench early, playing 12 in the first half alone.
Louisville figures to remain the same depending on what happens at Grand Canyon. Purdue shouldn't drop much with a loss to the No. 14 team.
Purdue: The Boilermakers will face their second straight Kentucky school when they host Morehead State on Saturday in their first meeting since 1985.
Louisville: The Cardinals travel Phoenix to face Dan Majerle-coached Grand Canyon on Saturday night. They won last year's inaugural meeting 111-63.