Dec. 22, 2013
Purdue 73, West Virginia 70
Morgantown, W.Va. | WVU Coliseum (10,019)
Purdue (10-3); West Virginia (7-5)
Purdue defeated West Virginia, 73-70, to move to 10-3 on the season ... the Boilermakers lead the all-time series with West Virginia, 7-1 ... Purdue won at West Virginia for the first time since December 1975.
Purdue has now scored at least 70 points in nine of 13 games played this year ... last year, the Boilermakers reached 70 points just 11 times in 34 games.
Purdue improved to 6-10 under Matt Painter in true non-conference road games.
Purdue has started seven different starting lineups this year and was starting a different lineup for the seventh straight game.
Purdue's bench outscored West Virgina's bench, 25-4 ... Purdue improved to 6-3 this year when its bench outscores the opponents' bench.
Purdue's freshman class scored 24 points on 10-of-19 field goal attempts ... the rest of the team went just 15-of-41 from the field.
Purdue has held three of its last five opponents under 38.0 percent shooting (Boston College, Md.-Eastern Shore and West Virginia).
Purdue's 45 rebounds tied for the second most this year (Central Connecticut State - 51).
West Virginia entered the game shooting 41.6 percent from three-point range ... the Mountaineers went just 3-of-18 (.167) from deep.
Purdue improved to 6-1 this year in games decided by single-digits and 5-1 in games decided by six or fewer points.
is now 186-98 in his ninth year at Purdue.
is now 37-48 in road games.
Is now 3-1 against West Virginia.
is now 96-35 vs. non-conference foes.
Is now 6-10 vs. non-conference foes on the road.
is now 152-19 when Purdue shoots a higher percentage than its opponent (10 straight wins).
Is now 153-26 when leading at halftime (7-1 this year).
is now 124-27 when outrebounding opponents.
Is now 173-53 when opponents shoot under 48 percent.
Is now 129-19 when shooting more free throws than its opponent.
Is now 77-24 when holding foes to four three-pointers made or less.
Is now 26-12 on Sundays (4-0 this year).
is now 115-19 when scoring at least 70 points.
is now 50-16 in the month of December.
is now 90-28 during the months of November and December.
Terone Johnson recorded his ninth career 20-point game and 54th career double-figure scoring game with 20 points, six rebounds, two assists, two steals and a blocked shot in 33 minutes ... Boilermakers are now 36-18 when he scores 10 or more points in a game ... blocked a potential game-tying three-pointer by Eron Harris with no time left ... moved into 35th place on the school's career scoring list with 1,117 points ... needs one assist to now become the eighth player in school history with 1,000 points, 400 rebounds and 250 assists ... surpassed 1,100 points and 400 rebounds in the contest ... also connected on his 99th career three-pointer, needing one to become 18th player in school history with 100 trifectas.
Sterling Carter buried two more 3-pointers, giving him 185 career three-pointers and 825 career points ... in the last five games, Carter is 9-of-19 (.474) from deep.
Ronnie Johnson tied a season-high with five rebounds and added 14 points and four assists in 31 minutes ... recorded his 10th double-figure scoring game of the year (8-2) and 31st of his career (18-13).
Basil Smotherman tallied a career-high 11 points, including a pair of huge baskets in the game's final two minutes and 15 seconds ... his two assists were a career high as were his 33 minutes ... has now scored at least six points in each of the last six games (7.8 ppg).
A.J. Hammons recorded a season-high 12 rebounds and added six points and four blocked shots in just 21 minutes ... has recorded a block in 18 straight games, dating back to last year ... moved into tie for seventh with Robbie Hummel on career blocked shots list, now with 112.
Kendall Stephens moved into a tie for seventh on the Purdue freshman three-pointers made list, now with 26.
Errick Peck played in his 100th career game (87 at Cornell, 13 at Purdue).
Travis Carroll earned his first start since Feb. 2, 2013 (vs. Northwestern) ... the start was his 29th of his career.