Purdue vs. Ball State -- Men's Basketball Postgame Notes
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.
Dec. 5, 2007