No. 5 Purdue Travels to Minnesota
Jan. 12, 2018

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No. 5 Purdue (16-2, 5-0) vs. Minnesota (13-5, 2-3)

Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018 / Noon ET / ESPN2 (Jason Benetti, Dan Dakich)
Minneapolis, Minnesota / Williams Arena (14,625)

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - No. 5-ranked Purdue looks to cap off a successful week on the road as it travels to “The Barn” for an important league contest against Minnesota on Saturday at noon.

The game will be televised by ESPN with Jason Benetti and Dan Dakich on the call. Larry Clisby and Rob Blackman will handle the radio broadcast on the Purdue Radio Network. Fans can receive in-game updates on Purdue Basketball’s official Twitter account (@BoilerBall).

Purdue is looking to match its best 19-game start in school history (1987-88) and for a 6-0 Big Ten start for just the fourth time ever.

Purdue is 4-5 at Williams Arena during the Matt Painter era, but won 68-64 in its last trip to the facility (Jan. 27, 2016).

It marks the fifth time in Painter’s nine visits to “The Barn” that Purdue has been ranked, boasting a 3-1 record in previous games.

Purdue returns home Tuesday, Jan. 16, for a 7 p.m. ET, tip against Wisconsin. It will be Purdue’s first home game with students since Dec. 10.

• Purdue improved to 16-2 with a 70-69 win over Michigan on Tuesday. It was Purdue’s first win in the Crisler Center since Feb. 25, 2012. Purdue’s highly-regarded Senior class has now won in all Big Ten arenas but two (Carver-Hawkeye Arena and the State Farm Center).
• Purdue is now 5-2 away from Mackey Arena. All five of its wins (Marquette, Arizona, Maryland, Butler, Michigan) came against teams that made the 2017 NCAA Tournament.
• Purdue held its ninth straight opponent under 70 points. Purdue is 13-0 this year when holding foes under 70 points.
• Purdue has now won seven straight Big Ten regular-season games dating to last year.
Carsen Edwards led Purdue with 19 points. In two career games at the Crisler Center, Edwards is 14-of-28 from the field and 8-of-12 from 3-point range for 37 points in 54 minutes.
Isaac Haas scored 17 points, surpassing 1,300 career points in the process..

• 5: Purdue’s AP ranking -- its highest since Feb. 22, 2010 (No. 3).
• 5: All five of Purdue’s wins away from Mackey Arena have been against 2017 NCAA Tourney teams.
• 6: Number of teams nationally to have four players average 13.0 points per game.
• 7: Wins in Purdue’s last eight “true” road games, dating to Feb. 1, 2017 (7-1 record).
• 9: Consecutive opponents held under 70 points (last - Maryland on Dec. 1, 2017).
• 9: Largest deficit during Purdue’s 12-game winning streak (19-10 vs. IUPUI).
• 11: Number of opponents held at or under 40.0 percent shooting this year.
• 40: Winning streak when holding opponents to 59 or fewer points (March 14, 2013, vs. Nebraska).
• 55: 3-pointers made in the last five games (55-of-118; .466).
• 149: Number of conference wins for head coach Matt Painter (132 - Big Ten; 17 - MVC).



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