Purdue Goes Long to Rout Morehead State
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• Purdue improved to 19-0 all-time against the Ohio Valley Conference ... Purdue's average margin of victory in the wins is 24.8 points per game.
• Purdue's nine turnovers were a season low.
• Purdue had 27 assists on 34 made field goals ... the Boilermakers had four players with at least five assists (Swanigan, C. Edwards, V. Edwards, Thompson) ... the 27 assists were a season high ... Purdue is now assisting on 69.9 percent of its made field goals (3rd nationally) and averaging 19.8 assists per game.
• Purdue improved to 271-29 (.903) against unranked, non-conference foes all-time at Mackey Arena ... Matt Painter improved to 158-33 (.827) in Mackey Arena.
• Purdue's 15 made 3-pointers tied for the fourth most in a game in school history ... over the last five games, Purdue is 62-of-127 (.488) from 3-point range and is now shooting 43.3 percent from deep for the season.
• Purdue has now won 83 straight games when scoring 90 or more points, dating to Nov. 24, 1987.
• Purdue had two more runs of 10-0 or longer and now have had seven runs of 10-0 or longer this year ... opponents have had one.
• Morehead State shot zero free throws, the first time in school history that an opponent has had zero free throw attempts.
• Purdue was also whistled for just eight fouls, the third fewest in a game in school history.
• Purdue had five players in double figures for the third time in eight games already.
Carsen Edwards tallied 16 points and a career-high five assists while going 4-of-7 from long distance ... over the last four games, Edwards is averaging 16.3 points per game and has made 12-of-25 (.480) from long distance.
Caleb Swanigan tallied 13 points with nine rebounds and a career-high six assists ... he has led the team in rebounding every game this year ... however, Swanigan saw his five-game double-double streak end.
Vincent Edwards tallied a career-high tying eight assists.
Dakota Mathias grabbed a career-high tying six rebounds ... Mathias is shooting 22-of-40 (.550) from 3-point range this year.
• Ryan Cline is now 6-of-8 from 3-point range over the last two games.

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) - Freshman guard Carsen Edwards scored 16 points, and No. 15 Purdue made 11 3-pointers in the first half Saturday on the way to a 90-56 victory over Morehead State.

The Boilermakers (6-2), coming off a Wednesday loss at No. 14 Louisville in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge, used a 15-0 first-half run to stretch a 10-9 lead to 25-9, and Purdue continued to pull away.

Dakota Mathias added 14 points, and Caleb Swanigan and P.J. Thompson had 13 each for Purdue.

Miguel Dicent had 11 points for Morehead State (2-5), which played without coach Sean Woods, who has been suspended with pay since Nov. 22, when the university launched an official investigation into Woods' treatment of players.

Purdue made 11 of 20 from 3-point range during the first half when it built a 47-25 lead. Carsen Edwards, who made his first start in place of slumping Vince Edwards, and Mathias made four 3-pointers each in the first half.

The Boilermakers played without fifth-year graduate student transfer point guard Spike Albrecht, who suffered a back injury this week.


Purdue: It's a byproduct of opposing defenses centering their attention on Boilermaker big men Swanigan and Isaac Haas, but Purdue entered this game leading the Big Ten in 3-point field goal shooting percentage at 41.8 and made 55 percent from beyond the arc during the opening half on Saturday.


Purdue: The Boilermakers travel to New York City for a Tuesday night game against Arizona State in the Jimmy V. Classic.




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