No. 3 Purdue Travels to Rutgers
Feb. 2, 2018

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GAMEDAY INFORMATION
No. 3 Purdue (22-2, 11-0) vs. Rutgers (12-12, 2-9)

Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018 / Big Ten Network / Kevin Kugler, Shon Morris
Piscataway, New Jersey / The RAC (8,000)

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - No. 3-ranked Purdue looks to remain unbeaten in Big Ten play with a Saturday matinee at Rutgers. Purdue is aiming for its 19th straight win and a 12-0 mark in league play.

Kevin Kugler and Shon Morris will provide the call on Big Ten Network. 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) and live stats will be available on PurdueSports.com.

It’s becoming a three-team race in the Big Ten and Purdue is looking to remain atop the standings for another day. The Boilermakers look to win at The RAC, which is sold out and should be an outstanding atmosphere.

The Boilermakers, no stranger to tough road venues, are looking to win their eighth straight road game dating to last year and win their 23rd game of the season.

Purdue will return to host No. 17-ranked Ohio State at sold-out Mackey Arena on Wednesday.

Looking Back
• Purdue improved to 22-2 overall and 11-0 in the Big Ten with a 75-67 win over Maryland.
• Purdue has now won 21 straight home games, the second-longest home winning streak nationally. It is the third-longest homecourt winning streak in school history.
• Purdue has scored at least 70 points in 16 straight games.
• Purdue’s four turnovers were the fifth-fewest in a game in school history, and fewest since having five against Michigan State on March 12, 2016.
Isaac Haas scored 20 points with nine rebounds in 28 minutes, his 14th career 20-point game. Haas now needs three points for 1,400 in his career.
Vincent Edwards scored eight points with 11 rebounds and five assists in 35 minutes while battling a stomach bug Edwards surpassed 700 career rebounds in the victory.
Dakota Mathias moved past Robbie Hummel into fourth place on the school’s career 3PM list.

The Numbers to Know
• 2: Major-conference teams to be unbeaten in conference play through Monday (Purdue, Virginia).
• 3: Purdue’s AP ranking -- matching its highest since being ranked No. 2 on March 7, 1988.
• 3: Points needed by Vincent Edwards for 1,500 career points.
• 10: Points needed by Dakota Mathias for 1,000 career points (52nd Purdue player).
• 10: Largest deficit during Purdue’s 18-game winning streak (14-4 vs. Indiana).
• 11: Conference victories -- the most of any team in America (through Thursday).
• 13: Consecutive wins in B1G play dating to last year. The streak has tied the school record.
• 18: Nation’s-best and school-record winning streak.
• 21: Consecutive victories in games played on American soil (21-0; 1-2 in Bahamas).
• 51.0: Points per game combined from the four Purdue seniors (1,223 points -- 60.5 percent).
 

 

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