Purdue Tops IUPUI for Painter's 300th
Dec. 10, 2017

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• Purdue improved to 10-2 with an 86-61 win over IUPUI on Sunday night ... Purdue has won six games in a row and is 10-2 (or better) for the seventh time during Matt Painter's 13 years in charge.
Matt Painter won his 300th career game and is now 300-149 in 14 years as a head coach ... he became the 15th head coach in NCAA history to record 300 wins in his 14th season or less ... just three active coaches in their 14th year or less have won 300 games (BYU's Dave Rose, Arizona's Sean Miller).
• Purdue has now won 14 straight home games, the third-longest home win streak of the Painter era ... the 14-game streak is tied for the sixth-longest win streak in the country.
• Purdue has won 13 straight games during the month of December ... Purdue's last December loss came on Dec. 19, 2015, against next Saturday's foe, Butler.
• Purdue is now 45-3 at home over its last 48 games.
• Purdue was whistled for just 11 fouls and has had 29 fouls called in the last three games.
• Purdue was 23-of-31 (.742) from inside the 3-point line against IUPUI.
• Purdue recorded a season-best 20-0 run during the victory.
• Purdue's 25-point win was its 18th win since the start of last year by 20 or more points.
Carsen Edwards scored a career-high 27 points in 28 minutes ... he finished 11-of-17 from the field with four rebounds ... when Edwards scores 10 or more points during his career, Purdue is 23-4.
Vincent Edwards recorded his fifth double-double of the season with 12 points, 12 rebounds and three assists ... he moved into 20th place on the career rebounds list (630).
Dakota Mathias has now made a 3-pointer in 18 straight games dating to last year.

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) Carsen Edwards helped Matt Painter reach a coaching milestone.

The sophomore guard scored a career-high 27 points and No. 21 Purdue beat IUPUI 86-61 on Sunday night for Painter's 300th victory.

''When you can't make a jumper, just go to the basket,'' Edwards said. ''That's what I was trying to do because I couldn't get a jumper to fall so I thought if I'd attack the basket, I'd get fouled and make some lay-ups, so I just tried to keep attacking.''

Isaac Haas added 14 points and six rebounds, and Vincent Edwards had 12 points and 12 rebounds to help the Boilermakers (10-2) win their sixth straight game.

Maurice Kirby had 16 points for IUPUI (2-6), and Jaylen Minnett added 12 points. The Jaguars who have lost four straight.

Purdue closed out the first half on a 6-0 spurt, capped by P.J. Thompson's 3-pointer just before the buzzer that made it 40-31. The Boilermakers opened the second with a 14-0 run, including seven straight points by Carsen Edwards.

Haas' layup with 16:31 to play put Purdue ahead 54-31 - before IUPUI finally scored again on a lay-up by Kirby.

The Jaguars got off to a good start, though, and took an early lead. Nick Rogers made a 3-pointer and D.J. McCall scored a lay-up - both off Purdue turnovers - and by halftime, IUPUI had 13 points off eight turnovers.

''Tonight we made a couple poor decisions to start the game and it kind of set the tone for them,'' Painter said. ''They made a couple nice plays.''


Ryan Cline is starting to get in a little bit of a rhythm. After a slow start to the season, the junior guard is a combined 10-of-16 from the field and 8-of-12 from 3-point range. He finished with nine points on 3-of-5 shooting, all from 3-point range, with two big 3s coming late in the first half when the Boilermakers pulled away.


The Boilermakers have won 13 straight games in the month of December. The last loss in December came against Butler in the annual Crossroads Classic on Dec. 19, 2015.


IUPUI: They're 0-3 in the short series with Purdue. Against Big Ten opponents, the Jaguars' last win came against Northwestern, 56-53 on Nov. 27, 2002.

Purdue: After Thursday's win over Valparaiso, IUPUI was the second of a three-game stretch against in-state opponents. The Boilermakers have won five straight against teams from Indiana and hasn't lost to an in-state team since Feb. 20, 2016.


IUPUI is off this week before heading to Washington State on Saturday for the second game three straight games on the road.

Purdue is off this week until a matchup with Butler in the Crossroads Classic at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.




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