Purdue Powers Past Iowa 89-67

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• Purdue improved to 88-75 all-time against Iowa, winning its first meeting vs. the Hawks since Jan. 24, 2015 ... Purdue won its 598th game all-time at Mackey Arena ... Purdue's 22-point victory was its largest in the series since Feb. 13, 2010 (win, 63-40).
Matt Painter won his 275th career game and his 250th game at Purdue.
• Purdue is now 12-2 (or better) through 14 games for the fourth time in Matt Painter's 12 years at Purdue ... the Boilermakers are now 67-45 in Big Ten openers and 8-4 under Painter, having won three straight league openers.
• Purdue's 24-point halftime lead was the seventh-largest lead in school history against a Big Ten opponent.
• Purdue won its ninth straight game in the month of December, posting a 7-0 mark during the month in 2016.
• Purdue is 31-2 in the last 33 games at Mackey Arena ... Purdue is 17-2 against Big Ten foes since the start of the 2014-15 season, having won nine straight league games at Mackey Arena.
• Purdue had four more runs of 7-0 or longer against Iowa, now having 38 runs of 7-0 or longer in 14 games.
• Purdue held its 13th possible opponent under their pregame scoring average, as Iowa was 17.6 points below its average ... six of the last seven opponents have been held at least 17.6 points below their pregame average.
• Purdue recorded 27 assists on 34 made field goals, the eighth time Purdue has had 20 or more assists in a game ... Purdue had seven players with at least two assists.
• Purdue's bench was outscored 38-21, the first time in seven games that it was outscored.
• Purdue's 12 3-pointers were its most in a Big Ten game since having 13 against Nebraska on Feb. 22, 2012.
• Purdue had four players score 15 or more points in a game for the second time this year (McNeese State) ... the last time that Purdue had two games with four 15-point scorers was during the 1997-98 season (3).
• Purdue shot over 50.0 percent from the field for the sixth time this year.
Carsen Edwards scored 19 points with a career-high five assists ... Purdue is now 7-0 when he scores in double-figures.
Vincent Edwards tallied 15 points with seven rebounds, five assists, two blocks and two steals ... in seven games off the bench, Edwards is averaging 13.4 points, 5.9 rebounds and 4.4 assists per game.
Isaac Haas scored 16 points with seven rebounds, going 7-of-9 from the field ... in the last three games, Haas is averaging 16.0 points and 6.7 rebounds and shooting 17-of-24 (.708) from the field.
Dakota Mathias scored 17 points with four assists and two steals and Purdue is now 15-3 during his career when he scores in double-figures ... he also held the league's leading scorer, Peter Jok, to 13 points on 4-of-15 shooting.
Caleb Swanigan recorded his nation-leading 11th double-double of the season with 11 points, 10 rebounds, three assists and two blocks ... he now has 19 career double-doubles.

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) - Freshman guard Carsen Edwards scored 19 points and Dakota Mathias added 17 as No. 15 Purdue dominated Iowa 89-67 on Wednesday in the Big Ten opener for both teams.

It was the seventh consecutive victory for the Boilermakers (12-2, 1-0), who also got 16 points from Isaac Haas, 15 from Vince Edwards and 11 points and 10 rebounds from Caleb Swanigan, who recorded his fifth consecutive double-double.

Big Ten scoring leader Peter Jok of Iowa, who came in averaging 22.6 points, was held to 13 on 4-of-15 shooting, including 1 of 7 from 3-point range. Mathias was the primary defender on Jok.

It was Purdue coach Matt Painter's 250th victory at his alma mater. Painter is in his 12th season with the Boilermakers, who lost to Iowa twice last season.

Mathias scored 16 first-half points, and Carsen Edwards added 10 as Purdue raced to an 8-0 lead and then built a commanding 49-25 halftime advantage, shooting 55.9 percent from the field, including 58.8 percent from 3-point range (10 of 17).

Jok was held to two first-half points on 1-of-6 shooting. Iowa shot only 31.3 percent in the first half (10 of 32), including missing all seven 3-point attempts.


Purdue: The Boilermakers received terrific guard play from Mathias and Carsen Edwards and were deadly from beyond the arc with Iowa focusing its defense on the low post. Once Swanigan and Haas got more involved in the second half, Purdue looked like a team that will challenge for the Big Ten championship.


Purdue: The Boilermakers will host Minnesota on Jan. 1.




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