Purdue Looks to Bounce Back Thursday
Feb. 14, 2018

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GAMEDAY INFO
No. 6 Purdue (23-4, 12-2) at Wisconsin (11-16, 4-10)

Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018 / ESPN / Jason Benetti, Robbie Hummel
Madison, Wisconsin / Kohl Center (17,287)

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - No. 6-ranked Purdue looks to start a new winning streak Thursday as it heads to Madison to face Wisconsin.

Jason Benetti and Robbie Hummel will provide the call on ESPN, tipping off Thursday at 7 p.m. ET. 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.

Saturday’s setback to No. 4-ranked Michigan State was Purdue’s second in a row and second straight defeat by an opponent basket in the last three seconds of the game.

The last time Purdue lost two straight games, the Boilermakers rattled off a school-record 19 straight victories.

Purdue is still in the Big Ten title race, one game behind Ohio State and tied with Michigan State in the league standings.

The Boilermakers will return home Sunday to face a surging Penn State squad at 8 p.m. ET.

LOOKING BACK
• Purdue fell to 23-4 with a 68-65 loss at No. 4-ranked Michigan State. The loss was the Boilermakers second straight in the last three seconds of the game.
• Purdue committed a school-record low three turnovers in the loss, the fourth time in school history that Purdue has had three turnovers. It’s the first time since Feb. 4, 2012, against Indiana that it has had three or fewer turnovers in a game.
• Purdue has been held to 65 or fewer points in consecutive games for the first time since the final two games of the 2014-15 season vs. Wisconsin (51) and Cincinnati (65).
• Purdue saw its eight-game road winning streak end in the loss to Michigan State. It had been the second-longest streak in the country.
Isaac Haas tallied 25 points on 12-of-22 made field goals. He scored 17 of Purdue’s 29 second-half points as Michigan State opted not to double team. Carsen Edwards added 14 points.

THE NUMBERS TO KNOW
• 1: Number of starting lineups used this year; 1-of-3 power-conference teams w/ same lineup.
• 4: Number of teams with three 15.0 points per game scorers; Purdue is only major-conf. team.
• 4: Purdue has won 12 league games in four straight years for the second time in school history.
• 4: Number of players with multiple 20-point performances this season.
• 6: Purdue’s AP ranking, the sixth straight week that Purdue has been ranked in the top six.
• 7: Purdue record for Big Ten road victories. A win over Wisconsin will tie that mark.
• 10: Consecutive double-figure scoring games for Carsen Edwards (17.4 PPG in that span).
• 10: Largest deficit in Big Ten play this season.
• 11: Combined margin of defeat in Purdue’s four losses this season (3, 4, 1, 3 points). • 4,749: Combined career points by Purdue’s senior class (36.3 points per game for career).
 

 

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