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Purdue improved to 9-2 with an 80-50 win over previously-undefeated Valparaiso on Thursday in Mackey Arena ... Purdue has won five games in a row, all of them coming against top-100 teams, according to KenPom.com.
Purdue improved to 16-1 all-time against Valparaiso and has won 11 straight games against the Crusaders, tied for the longest win streak against a single opponent.
Purdue has won 13 games in a row at Mackey Arena, now the fourth-longest home winning streak of the Matt Painter era ... Purdue's 13-game homecourt winning streak is tied for the eighth-longest streak nationally ... Purdue is 38-3 at Mackey Arena since the start of the 2015-16 season.
Purdue has now won 12 straight games in the month of December, dating to the 2015-16 season.
Head coach Matt Painter won his 299th career game in the win over Valparaiso ... win 300 could come Sunday against IUPUI ... Painter (.65550) moved past Gene Keady (.65473) on Purdue's career win percentage list ... Painter is now 274-144 in his 13th year at Purdue.
Purdue is now 128-4 under Painter when holding teams to 59 or fewer points.
Purdue is now 12-3 against unbeaten teams (1-0 or better) in Mackey Arena under head coach Matt Painter.
Purdue is 18-4 against teams from Indiana and surrounding states since the start of last season.
Purdue posted its third straight game of single-digit turnovers, having just nine miscues against Valparaiso ... the last time Purdue had three straight games of single-digit turnovers came on Feb. 19 to 25, 2012.
Isaac Haas surpassed 1,200 career points and 500 career rebounds in the victory ... he now has 1,208 points and 501 rebounds.
Vincent Edwards has scored in double-figures in all 11 games this year ... Purdue is 52-13 all-time when he scores in double-figures.
Carsen Edwards tallied 14 points and four rebounds ... Purdue is 22-4 during his career when he scores 10 or more points.
Dakota Mathias has made a 3-pointer in 17 straight games.
Matt Haarms blocked two more shots and now has 34 on the season, tying JaJuan Johnson (2007-08) and Brad Miller (1994-95) for fifth on the Purdue freshman single-season blocked shots list.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) - Vincent Edwards scored 15 points, Carsen Edwards finished with 14 points and No. 21 Purdue dominated Valparaiso 80-50 on Thursday night.
With 8 minutes remaining in the first half, the Boilermakers held a 15-12 lead when Carsen Edwards' fastbreak layup ignited a 21-4 run over the rest of the half.
Purdue (9-2) used aggressive defense and fast-paced offense, to force 11 turnovers in the first half that resulted in 11 points for the Boilermakers. Isaac Haas finished with 10 points for Purdue.
Joe Burton led the Crusaders (8-1) with 19 points.
The Boilermakers opened the second half with an 8-2 run and led by as many as 32 points during the final 20 minutes.
Purdue shot 45 percent (28 of 62) with 16 of its 28 field goals coming by way of an assist.
Valparaiso shot 33 percent (20 of 60). The Crusaders remain winless at Purdue and hold a 2-15 record all-time against the Boilermakers.
ONE MORE WIN
Purdue coach Matt Painter is one win from notching the 300th of his career. The Purdue alum will have an opportunity this weekend to get the milestone win at home inside Mackey Arena, where the Boilermakers have won 13 straight games.
The Boilermakers took care of each of their early Big Ten Conference opponents last week. Purdue has four more non-conference opponents before continuing Big Ten play, including a matchup with Butler in the annual Crossroads Classic at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis on Dec. 16.
Purdue hosts IUPUI on Sunday.
Valparaiso visits Ball State on Saturday.