Purdue Faces Iowa State in 2nd Round
March 17, 2017

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[4] Purdue (26-7) vs. [5] Iowa State (24-10) / Midwest Region
Saturday, March 18, 2017 / 9:40 p.m. ET / TBS

TV Talent: Carter Blackburn, Mike Gminski, Debbie Antonelli, Lisa Byington
Milwaukee, Wis. / BMO Harris Bradley Center (19,000)

MILWAUKEE, Wis. - No. 4-seeded Purdue looks for its first Sweet 16 appearance since 2010 when it battles fifth-seeded Iowa State in the Round of 32 on Saturday at 9:45 p.m. ET / 8:45 p.m. CT. The contest will be televised by TBS from the BMO Harris Bradley Center in Milwaukee.

• Purdue won its first NCAA Tournament game since 2012 with an 80-70 win over Vermont. The win ended the Catamounts’ national-best 21-game winning streak. The Boilermakers will now face an equally-hot Iowa State team which has won 10 of its last 11 games and won last weekend’s Big 12 Championship.
• Purdue’s junior class combined for 52 points, 20 rebounds and 10 assists in its 80-70 win over Vermont.
• Purdue is 3-0 in NCAA Tournament games played in Wisconsin. The Boilermakers advanced to the 1969 Final Four out of Wisconsin (2-0 record).
• Purdue is just 8-12 in NCAA Tournament second-round games all-time.
• Purdue’s nine NCAA Tournament apperances over the last 11 years (since 2006-07) are the 10th most in the country (Duke, Gonzaga, Kansas, Michigan State, Wisconsin - 11; Louisville, North Carolina, Villanova, Xavier - 10).
• Purdue’s 26 wins are tied for the sixth most in school history. Purdue has now won at least 26 games in back-to-back seasons for the third time in school history (2008-09 and 2009-10; 2009-10 and 2010-11; 2015-16 and 2016-17). All three of the occurrences have come under Matt Painter.
• Purdue improved to 19-1 this year in games decided by 10 or more points. Nineteen of Purdue’s 26 wins have come by double-digits.
• Purdue improved to 16-2 when shooting 48.0 percent or better from the field. When holding foes under 48.0 percent, Purdue is 23-2.
• Purdue improved to 29-1 since the start of last year when outrebounding its opponent by 10 or more rebounds.
• Purdue needs to make three 3-pointers for 300 on the season. This year’s team already holds the school record with 297.
• Purdue had five players score in double-figures for the 10th time this season. Purdue now has five players averaging at least 10.0 points per game.
• Purdue won its league-best 23rd Big Ten Championship and its 12th outright title this year. Purdue won the league crown by two games.
• Purdue has now won two Big Ten regular-season titles in the last eight years. Only Ohio State (3; 2010, 2011, 2012) has more titles in that span.

Caleb Swanigan set the Big Ten’s all-time double-double record with 27, set against Vermont (Jerry Lucas - three times; Brad Sellers - 26)
• Caleb Swanigan’s 227 rebounds in Big Ten play were the most since Michigan’s Rudy Tomjanovich had 227 in 1970 ... 47 years ago!
Vincent Edwards needs four assists to become the second player in school history with 1,000 pts, 500 rebs and 300 asts (E’Twaun Moore).
Dakota Mathias moved into 14th place on the single-season 3-pointers made list (69) and 11th on the career chart (151).
Matt Painter has won 65.2 percent of his games at Purdue. Legendary coach Gene Keady won 65.5 percent of his games at Purdue (1981-05).
• Purdue has won at least 25 games in six of Painter’s 12 years at Purdue and in seven of his 13 years as a collegiate head coach (25 at SIU in 2003-04).



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