MBB Closes Out Homestand Saturday
Jan. 5, 2018

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No. 13 Purdue (14-2, 3-0) vs. Nebraska (11-5, 2-1)

Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018 / 2:15 p.m. ET / BTN (Kevin Kugler, Stephen Bardo)
West Lafayette, Indiana / Mackey Arena (14,804)

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - No. 13-ranked Purdue closes out its four-game homestand Saturday by hosting a surging Nebraska squad at 2:15 p.m. ET.

The game will be televised by the Big Ten Network with Kevin Kugler and Stephen Bardo on the call. Larry Clisby, Rob Blackman and Ralph Taylor will handle the radio broadcast on the Purdue Radio Network and SIRIUS / XM Satellite Radio and live stats will be provided on PurdueSports.com. Fans can receive in-game updates on Purdue Basketball's official Twitter account (@BoilerBall).

Purdue is looking for its first 4-0 Big Ten start since the 2010-11 season and for its 11th straight win overall. The Boilermakers have started 4-0 in league play 12 previous seasons and once under head coach Matt Painter.

The Boilermakers will spend next week on the road, facing two difficult tests at Michigan on Tuesday night and at Minnesota on Saturday afternoon.

Looking Back
• Purdue improved to 14-2 with its seventh win of 30 or more points this year in an 82-51 victory over Rutgers in the resumption of Big Ten play Wednesday. Purdue's 14-2 start is tied for the fourth-best 16-game start in school history and its second 14-2 start in the last three years.
• Entering the game, Rutgers allowed just three teams to reach 70 points. The Boilermakers reached 70 points with 5:09 to play in the contest.
• Purdue has won three straight games by 30 or more points for the first time in 120 seasons of Purdue basketball.
• Purdue has won nine straight games at home against Big Ten opposition. Eight of the wins have come by double-digits (Northwestern on Dec. 3, 2017).
• Purdue has scored 80-plus points in six straight games for the first time since Dec. 6 to 27, 1997.
Isaac Haas led five players in double figures with 14 points and six rebounds.

Inside the Numbers
• 3: Purdue is 1-of-3 teams nationally to rank in nation's top 40 in 2-pt, 3-pt and FT percentages.
• 7: Number of teams nationally to have four players average 13.0 points per game.
• 9: Largest deficit during Purdue's 10-game winning streak (19-10 vs. IUPUI).
• 17: Winning streak in home games, the fifth-longest homecourt winning streak in America.
• 40: Winning streak when holding opponents to 59 or fewer points (March 14, 2013, vs. Nebraska).
• 26.4: Purdue's average margin of victory during its 17-game home winning streak.
• 53.5: Purdue's field goal percentage in the last five games (153-of-286).
• 1.24: Purdue's points per possession over the last five games.
• 10,925: Combined career minutes for Purdue's four seniors.
• 130-4: Purdue's record under Matt Painter when holding opponents to 59 or fewer points.



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