Purdue vs. Ball State -- Men's Basketball Postgame Notes

Dec. 5, 2007

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  • The win gives the Boilermakers a 5-1 start for the second-straight time under head coach Matt Painter. It is Purdue's fourth 5-1 start in the last 10 seasons.
  • The win also gives the Boilermakers ten wins in their last 13 games dating back to last season.
  • The win keeps Purdue a perfect 20-0 in home non-conference games under Matt Painter and makes them 21-1 in its last 22 home games overall.
  • The win gives Purdue its ninth-straight overall win in Mackey.
  • The win improves Purdue to 210-29 in home non-conference games in Mackey Arena.
  • Purdue now has a 6-2 series advantage against Ball State.
  • Purdue improved to 44-15 in games against teams from the Mid-American Conference.
  • The win improves Matt Painter's career coaching record to 61-37 overall and 36-32 at Purdue.
  • Purdue's all-time record improves to 1,536-899.
  • The four freshmen (Robbie Hummel, E'Twaun Moore, Scott Martin, and JaJuan Johnson) combined for 34 points, 15 rebounds, 11 assists, and five steals.
  • Robbie Hummel recorded two steals to extend his streak of consecutive games with a steal to six.
  • Tarrance Crump recorded his best game of the season contributing a season-high 13 points to go along with two steals. He made a career-high three three-pointers surpassing his previous career-high of two, which he had recorded twice.
  • From the 10:08 mark in the first half to the 4:46 mark Purdue recorded their longest run of the season at 13-0, to give them a 30-17 advantage. The run was led by five points from Crump and four points from Johnson.
  • After missing one game due to a concussion suffered in the Boilermakers game at Clemson, Chris Kramer returned and played 20 minutes.
  • Peyton Stovall, formerly of local high school Lafayette Jefferson, returned to West Lafayette and put up a team-high 14 points, six rebounds, four assists, and three steals.
  • With 14 points tonight, Martin has now scored in double-figures in a team-leading five consecutive games.
  • With seven assists Hummel surpassed the previous season-high of five assists recorded twice by Moore against Bethune-Cookman and Indiana State.
  • Purdue made a season-high 10 three-pointers. Keaton Grant made four three-pointers which surpassed his previous career-high of three. He had set his previous season-high in the Boilermakers last game, against Indiana State on December 1, 2007.
  • With two points, Kramer is now only six points away from 250 for his career. With two steals, he now has 75 for his career.
  • Purdue continued their stellar defensive play forcing Ball State to a .64 to 1 assist-to-turnover ratio. They came into the game forcing opponents to a .41 to 1 ratio.
  • The team shot 77.8% from the free throw line in the game. Purdue is now shooting 71.4% from the free-throw line this season besting last season's free throw percentage of 67.8%.
  • Keaton Grant led the team in scoring with 15 points. It is the first time in his career that he has led the team. It is also a career-high points scored.


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