Dec. 17, 2013
Purdue 79, Md.-Eastern Shore 50
West Lafayette, Ind. | Mackey Arena (8,081)
Records: Purdue (9-3); UMES (2-6)
Purdue improved to 8-0 at Mackey Arena, completing its sixth unbeaten non-conference home slate in Matt Painter's nine years at Purdue.
Purdue improved to 8-0 all-time against teams currently in the MEAC Conference ... the average margin of victory in those eight games has been 27.8 points per game ... Purdue also improved to 5-0 all-time against teams from the state of Maryland.
Purdue has scored at least 77 points in seven of its eight home games this year.
Over the last five home games, just one opponent (Siena) has scored more than 67 points.
Purdue started its sixth different starting lineup in just the 12th game of the season ... tonight's lineup marked the sixth straight game a different starting lineup has been announced.
Purdue shot at least 50.0 percent in a game for the fourth time this season ... last year's squad shot over 50.0 percent just five times in 34 games.
Purdue's bench outscored its starting lineup, 48-31.
Nine different players scored at least five points ... 12 of Purdue's 15 players that saw action scored.
Purdue's 20 assists were the second most this season (22 vs. Central Connecticut State).
Today's game marks just the second time in Matt Painter's nine years that Purdue shot at least 50.0 percent from the field, 50.0 percent from the three-point line and 80.0 percent from the free throw line.
In three of the last four games, Purdue has led for at least 35:44 of the 40 possible minutes.
The 50 points allowed are the fewest since limiting Northwestern to 43 points on Feb. 24, 2013 ... the 17 points allowed in the first half are tied for the fewest allowed this season ... UMES was just 2-of-14 from inside the three-point line in the first half.
Purdue improved to 8-0 this year when recording fewer turnovers than its opponent.
is now 185-98 in his ninth year at Purdue
is now 119-23 at Mackey Arena.
is now 95-35 vs. non-conference foes.
is now 67-5 vs. non-conference foes at Mackey Arena.
is now 52-12 in games decided by 20 or more points.
is now 75-7 when shooting over 48.0 percent.
is now 151-19 when Purdue shoots a higher percentage than its opponent.
is now 123-27 when outrebounding opponents.
is now 114-19 when scoring at least 70 points.
is now 92-4 when holding foes under 59 points.
is now 49-16 in the month of December.
is now 89-28 during the months of November and December.
Terone Johnson scored a team-high 14 points for his 53rd career double-figure scoring game (35-18 record) ... moved into 36th on school's career scoring list (1,097 points) ... now has made 97 three-pointers and his three trifectas tonight equal the most for him since having four against Northwestern on Feb. 24, 2013 (also had three vs. Michigan; March 6, 2013) ... in the last two games, is averaging 17.0 points, 6.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists while shooting 13-of-22 (.591) from the field and 4-of-8 (.500) from long distance.
A.J. Hammons tallied eight points, seven rebounds, two assists and two blocks in 17 minutes of action ... did not record a foul for the first time since the Wisconsin game on March 3, 2013 (19 minutes) ... went 3-of-4 from the field and over the last five games, is 20-of-26 (.769) from the field.
Basil Smotherman went 3-of-4 from the field for eight points, three rebounds, one assist and two steals ... is shooting 12-of-15 (.800) from the field in the last four games ... went 2-of-3 in the second half and is now shooting 20-of-25 (.800) from the field in the second half this year ... over the last 11 games, is a combined 30-of-41 (.732) from the field.
Kendall Stephens moved into a tie for eighth on the Purdue freshman three-pointers list, now with 24 on the season ... tied Terone Johnson on the list.
Sterling Carter went 2-of-3 from long distance and is now 7-of-14 (.500) from long range in the last four games ... also tied a season high with three assists.
Errick Peck's nine points were the most for him since scoring 12 against fifth-ranked Oklahoma State on Nov. 28, 2013.
Stephen Toyra set a new career high with four points.