No. 3 Purdue Travels to Iowa City
Jan. 19, 2018

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GAMEDAY INFORMATION
No. 3 Purdue (18-2, 7-0) vs. Iowa (10-10, 1-6)
Saturday, Jan. 20 / Noon ET / ESPN (Dave Flemming, Dan Dakich)
Iowa City, Iowa / Carver-Hawkeye Arena (15,500)

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - No. 3-ranked Purdue looks for its first win at Iowa in more than six years as it travels to Iowa City to face the Hawkeyes at noon ET on Saturday.

Dave Flemming and Dan Dakich will provide the call on ESPN. 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 aiming for its 15th straight victory, but will have to come at a facility that has not been kind to the Boilermakers. In each of its last two trips to Carver-Hawkeye Arena, a ranked Boilermakers' squad left in defeat.

Purdue has allowed 83 points in each of its last three trips to Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Purdue has held 11 consecutive opponents to 69 or fewer points, but faces a challenge against an Iowa team averaging 81.1 points per game.

Purdue returns home next week for a big game against Michigan on Thursday at Mackey Arena. Tip is set for 7 p.m. ET on ESPN. Purdue will head to Indiana on Sunday, Jan. 28.

Looking Back
• Purdue improved to 18-2 with a 78-50 win over Wisconsin in front of 14,804 fans at Mackey Arena. The 28-point victory was Purdue's largest in the series since Feb. 7, 1996 (75-42), and matched Wisconsin's largest margin of defeat since an 87-57 loss to Maryland on March 17, 2002 (also lost 93-65 to Ohio State on March 6, 2011).
• Purdue won consecutive Big Ten games by 28 or more points for the first time since March 4-8, 1969.
• Purdue won despite Isaac Haas and Dakota Mathias combining for four points (1-of-10 FGs).
Carsen Edwards scored 21 points with three assists, two rebounds and a career-high five steals. He is the first Purdue player with five steals in a game since E'Twaun Moore had five against Fort Wayne (Dec. 21, 2010).
Vincent Edwards tallied his fifth 20-point game with 20 points, five rebounds and four assists.

The Numbers to Know
• 2: Wins vs. Iowa since the start of the 2014-15 season, the fewest against a Big Ten opponent.
• 3: Purdue's AP ranking -- matching its highest since being ranked No. 2 on March 7, 1988.
• 6: Wins vs. KenPom top-50 teams, the most in the country.
• 9: Consecutive wins in Big Ten play, dating to last year; longest streak since 2009-10 (10 wins).
• 9: Largest deficit during Purdue's 14-game winning streak (19-10 vs. IUPUI).
• 11: Consecutive opponents held under 70 points (last - Maryland on Dec. 1, 2017).
• 13: Number of opponents held at or under 40.0 percent shooting this year.
• 17: 20-point performances this year (C. Edwards - 6; V. Edwards - 5, Haas - 4; Mathias - 2).
• 19: Double-digit scoring games this year by Vincent Edwards, out of 20 games.
• 83: 3-pointers made in the last seven games (83-of-175; .474).
 

 

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