Post-game Notes

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Dec. 9, 2009

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    GAME NOTES
  • The win improves head coach Matt Painter's career record to 116-55 and 90-50 at Purdue. Painter also improves to 35-2 in home non-conference games.
  • At 8-0, Purdue is still the only undefeated team in left in the Big Ten conference.
  • The Boilermakers improve to 82-23 all-time versus against teams from the Horizon League.
  • Purdue forced Valparaiso into 11 first half field goals. It is the eighth time this season that the Boilermakers have forced an opponent into double-digit turnovers in a single half.
  • Purdue opened the game on a 22-3 run, with juniors JaJuan Johnson and E'Twaun Moore combined for 15 points. Purdue also started the game making 7 of their first 8 shots.
  • Moore led the Boilermakers in the first half with 17 points on 6 of 8 shooting in just 15 minutes.

    INDIVIDUAL SEASON AND CAREER HIGHS

  • Senior guard Keaton Grant tied a season high with 10 points in the game. He also scored 10 against Central Michigan.
  • Senior guard Chris Kramer came up just short of his career high with seven assists in the game. The total tops his previous season high of five. He also grabbed three steals in the game.
  • Junior Robbie Hummel continued his string of consecutive free throws made after going 4 of 4 from the line. He has now converted 16 straight free throws.
  • Junior center JaJuan Johnson added three steals in the game to surpass his previous season high of two which he recorded on several occasions.
  • Junior guard E'Twaun Moore tied a career high with five three pointers. It marks the fourth time in his career that he has made five in a single game.

    TEAM SEASON HIGHS AND LOWS

  • With the 86 points, Purdue now has 186 in their last two games. The total is the second highest point tally in a two game stretch in head coach Matt Painter's tenure. The most points scored in a two game stretch under Painter is 191, which came in the last two games in December during the 2006-07 season.
  • Purdue shot 29 of 55, for 52.7 percent, from the field in the game to top their season high field goal percentage for the second straight game.
  • Over the last two games, the Boilermakers have gone 22-46 from long distance for 47.8 percent. In the three games prior, Purdue only made 10 of 47 from three point range, for 21.2 percent.

    CAREER ACCOLADES

  • Junior guard E'Twaun Moore scored 19 points in the game to give him 1,083 in his career. The 19 points moved him past Kenneth Lowe for 35th on the all-time Boilermaker list.
  • Moore also moved past Brian Cardinal for eighth on the all-time Purdue list with 134 career three point field goals.
  • Chris Kramer passed Brian Cardinal on the all-time list with his seven assists in the game. He now has 284 in his career and sits in 16th place in the Purdue record books.