Purdue Celebrates Season at Banquet
April 12, 2017

 WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – The Purdue basketball team put a cap on another successful season Wednesday night, handing out team awards and celebrating the program’s 23rd Big Ten regular-season title.

• John Wooden Most Valuable Player Award: Caleb Swanigan
• Ray Eddy “Mr. Hustle Award”: Dakota Mathias
• Assist Award: Dakota Mathias
• Courage Award (most charges taken): Vincent Edwards
• Doc Combs “Play Hard” Award: Caleb Swanigan
• Rebound Award: Caleb Swanigan
• Tom Reiter Award: P.J. Thompson
• Ward Lambert Award: Jon McKeeman

• Purdue’s 27 wins tied for the fifth most in a season in school history. Purdue won at least 26 games in back-to-back seasons for the third time in school history (2009-10; 2010-11; 2016-17).
• Purdue’s 53 wins since the start of last year are the most in the Big Ten, as are its 26 league wins. The Boilermakers’ 53 wins over the last two years are the fifth most in school history.
• Purdue was 12-3 against teams from Indiana and surrounding states. The lone losses came to Louisville and Michigan (twice).
• Purdue won its league-best 23rd Big Ten regular-season championship by two full games.
• Purdue’s two league titles since 2010 are second in the Big Ten during that span. Only Ohio State (2010, 2011, 2012) have more.
• Head coach Matt Painter is the only Big Ten coach to have won at home and on the road of every current Big Ten school.
• Purdue has won at least 12 games in Big Ten play in three straight seasons for the second time in school history and first time since having five seasons of 12-plus wins from 1994 to 1998.
• Purdue is now 1-of-24 teams to have made three straight NCAA Tournaments, and 1-of-4 teams from the Big Ten Conference. Purdue advanced to the Sweet 16 for the first time since the 2010 season.
• Purdue will enter next season having been ranked in 39 straight AP Top 25 polls, the seventh-longest active streak in America. It’s the second-longest streak in Purdue history.
• Prior to its loss to Kansas, Purdue had won five straight games against nationally-ranked foes. It was the second-longest streak in school history (6; Feb. 12, 1987 to March 5, 1988).
• Purdue owns a Big Ten-best 24-3 record against league opposition at Mackey Arena over the last three years. With the Paint Crew in attendance in games at Mackey Arena, Purdue has won 32 of its last 33 games (loss to Villanova; Nov. 14, 2016).
• Purdue led the country in double-doubles as team (33), setting a new school record in the process.
• Purdue’s 79.7 points per game were the most since the 1997-98 season (83.7).
• Purdue also recorded its highest field goal percentage since 1997-98 (.479), its highest 3-point percentage since 1987-88 (.403) and highest free throw percentage since 1997-98 (.757).
• The Boilermakers set a school record for 3-pointers made in a season (315). Purdue finished ninth nationally in 3-point percentage and 45th nationally in 3-pointers per game.
• Purdue had six players with at least 35 trifectas and five that made at least 43 3-pointers. It marks the first time in school history that Purdue had five players with at least 40 trifectas.
• Purdue had four players record at least 100 assists in a season for the first time in school history.
• Purdue had three players score at least 440 points in a season for the first time since the 1987-88 season.
• The Boilermakers finished the season second nationally in assists per game (18.3) and assist rate (65.4 percent).
• For the fifth time in school history, and the first time since the 1997-98 season, Purdue MADE more free throws (515) than opponents shot (491).
• Purdue’s 75.7 free throw percentage was the third-best percentage in school history. The Boilermakers shot 81.5 percent in Big Ten play, the second-highest percentage in league history.

Carsen Edwards was the only Big Ten freshman to have at least 45 3-pointers and 35 steals. He is 1-of-3 Purdue freshmen (E’Twaun Moore, Robbie Hummel) to have at least 360 points, 60 assists and 30 steals during their freshman season.
P.J. Thompson now ranks first (2015-16) and second (2016-17) on the Purdue single-season assist/turnover ratio list, and first on the career list. Since the start of his sophomore season, Thompson has just 49 turnovers in 1,791 minutes, averaging a turnover every 36.6 minutes played.
Vincent Edwards (should he return to Purdue) will enter his senior season as the only player in college basketball with 1,000 points, 500 rebounds, 300 assists and 100 made 3-pointers in his career. He is already 1-of-2 players in Purdue history (E’Twaun Moore) to be a member of the 1,000-500-300 club.
• Ryan Cline’s 87 3-pointers are the seventh most for a Purdue player through his sophomore season in school history.
• Dakota Mathias’ 72 3-pointers were the 11th most in a season in school history while his 45.3 long-distance percentage was seventh. He will enter next season needing 89 trifectas to set the Purdue career record for 3-pointers made. Mathias led the team in plus/minus this year (+390 in 1,112 minutes played).
Isaac Haas surpassed 1,000 career points against Michigan in the Big Ten Tournament and is averaging 24,8 points / 40 minutes for his career. He is 1-of-4 active players to have scored at least 1,000 career points in under 1,700 minutes played.
Caleb Swanigan became the first player in at least the last 31 years to reach 640 points, 430 rebounds and 100 assists in a single-season. His 28 double-doubles set a Big Ten record and were the 13th most by a player in NCAA history. Swanigan was the Big Ten Player of the Year, winner of the NABC’s Pete Newell Award (nation’s best big man) and a consensus first-team All-American.
Spike Albrecht finished his career playing in 144 games, 1-of-11 active players to play that many games during his career. Albrecht finished his career posting a 10-3 record during the NCAA Tournament.



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