Dec. 7, 2011
PURDUE BASKETBALL POSTGAME NOTES
Purdue (8-2, 0-0 Big Ten) vs. Western Carolina (5-5, 0-0 SoCon)
December 7, 2011 ♦ Keady Court at Mackey Arena ♦ Attendance: 13,904
Purdue Boilermakers 65, Western Carolina Catamounts 60
- With the win, Matt Painter now is 146-66 in his career at Purdue.
- Purdue has now won 23-straight in Mackey Arena. This is the second longest streak on the Mackey Arena records list.
- The Boilermakers are 92-12 at Mackey Arena under the direction of Matt Painter.
- Purdue is 38-11 under Painter in the month of December, having won 16 of their last 17 December games.
- This is the third time Purdue and Western Carolina have faced off. Purdue is now 3-0 in the series.
- Purdue scored 10 straight points to open the second half and take a 31-29 lead, after trailing 21-29 at halftime.
TEAM HIGHS AND LOWS
- Purdue trailed at halftime by eight points. This was the largest halftime deficit for Purdue this season. Purdue is now 1-1 on the season when trailing at halftime.
- Robbie Hummel was the leading scorer for Purdue with 19 points. He went 6-of-16 from the field, including 2-of-6 from long range. He made five of his six free throws.
- Lewis Jackson also had a double-figure game with 15 points. He added 4 rebounds and made 9-of-12 free throws.
- Both Terone Johnson and Ryne Smith tied their career high steals with three.
- Jacob Lawson had three blocked shots, a new career high. He has had two or more blocked shots in five games this season.
- Kelsey Barlow had a career high six offensive rebounds. His previous high was four.
- Hummel moved up on two career records lists. With his 19 points, he passed David Teague for the 21st spot. He also had seven rebounds and is now tied with Frank Kendrick for 10th place with 664 career rebounds.
- Smith jumped into the career three-point field goals list with his three three-pointers made Wednesday night. He is now in 14th place, passing Glenn Robinson and Chris Lutz.