No. 3 Purdue Ready for OSU Showdown
Feb. 6, 2018

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GAMEDAY INFO
No. 3 Purdue (23-2, 12-0) vs. No. 14 Ohio State (20-5, 10-1)
Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018 / Big Ten Network / Kevin Kugler, Seth Davis, Jon Crispin, Andy Katz
West Lafayette, Indiana / Mackey Arena (14,804) / SOLD OUT

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - No. 3-ranked Purdue begins its biggest week of the Big Ten season, hosting No. 14-ranked Ohio State on Wednesday night in Mackey Arena at 8:30 p.m. ET.

Kevin Kugler, Jon Crispin, Seth Davis and Andy Katz will provide the call on Big Ten Network. Larry Clisby, Rob Blackman and Ralph Taylor 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 a three-team race for the Big Ten title and this week’s results will go a long way toward determing the regular-season champion. The Boilermakers will look to create some distance as the Buckeyes visit Mackey Arena with an 11-1 league record.

A Purdue win Wednesday will give the Boilermakers a two-game lead in the league race with just five games remaining.

Purdue then travels to No. 4-ranked Michigan State on Saturday for a 4 p.m. tip.

Looking Back
• Purdue improved to 23-2 overall with a 78-76 victory over Rutgers. The win was Purdue’s eighth straight win over the Scarlet Knights and Purdue is now 9-1 against Rutgers all time.
• The win was Purdue’s 19th in a row, the longest win streak in the nation, and the 19-game win streak is tied for the 10th longest in Big Ten history (NCAA Tournament era).
• Purdue has won 14 straight Big Ten games dating to last season, the longest streak in school history.
• Purdue made 25-of-29 free throws in the win.
Dakota Mathias became the 52nd player in school history with 1,000 career points. He scored 16 points with four 3-pointers in Saturday’s victory.
Vincent Edwards surpassed 1,500 career points and is now 1-of-2 Big Ten players in the last 25 years with 1,500 career points, 700 rebounds, 350 assists and 150 3-pointers.

The Numbers to Know
• 2: Major-conference teams to be unbeaten in conference play through Monday (Purdue, Virginia).
• 3: Number of Purdue wins in the last 10 meetings against Ohio State, the fewest of any Big Ten team.
• 3: Purdue’s AP ranking -- matching its highest since being ranked No. 2 on March 7, 1988.
• 5: Purdue’s national rank in winning percentage since the start of 2015-16 season (.800).
• 10: Largest deficit during Purdue’s 19-game winning streak (14-4 vs. Indiana).
• 12: Conference victories -- the most of any team in America (through Sunday).
• 14: Consecutive wins in B1G play dating to last year, a new school record.
• 19: Nation’s-best and school-record winning streak.
• 21: Consecutive home victories, the second-longest streak in America.
• 51.0: Points per game combined from the four Purdue seniors (1,276 points -- 60.8 percent).
 

 

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